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The Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) enables a better, safer, more sustainable future through innovative technology. It is committed to ensuring colleagues all over the world have every tool necessary to succeed in their respective mandates.

Our goal is to make the world a better place.

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Data Blog

1 July 2021 — Christina Goodness, Chief, Information Management Unit, UN Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations, offers her perspective on some of the core data and information flows within the peace and security pillar of the Organization for the past decade.

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The TechLearnTalks aim to demystify a range of new technologies, such as blockchain, the Internet of Things and cloud-computing. The latest Talk focuses on Robotic Process Automation (RPA), an emerging technology that uses bots to do repetitive tasks and allows people to use their time more productively. 

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News Updates

13 April 2021

The UN signals training programme has prepared military and police Information and Communications Technology (ICT) specialists for service since 2016. It now offers an expanded curriculum on UN Command, Control, Communications, Computers (C4); Intelligence - Surveillance - Reconnaissance (ISR); and Camp Security technologies to better meet the needs of peacekeeping.

18 March 2021

Land related issues can be one of the underlying causes of armed conflict and human rights abuses; in Afghanistan, for example, land management is at the center of many of its urban challenges, with more than 80 percent of city properties not registered with municipal or national land authorities. When possession rights are unclear, landowners can be dragged into property disputes. 

10 March 2021

The United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) and Accenture Labs are co-organizing a conference on Knowledge Graphs for Social Good (KG4SG) on 3 May. It is targeted to practitioners of knowledge graphs methods, related domain subject matter experts, and anyone working to leverage knowledge graphs for social good.