Who We Are

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.

We work together to innovate and build solutions across boundaries and organizations. We focus on what brings significant value to the mission of the United Nations.

We believe that when United Nations personnel are supported by modern tools and processes that empower them across boundaries, the whole world benefits.

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Data Blog

25 May 2021 — Kyoung-Soo Eom, Chief of Geospatial Information Section, Technology Operations Service, Operations Support Division, OICT, discusses the Geospatial Strategy for the United Nations.

The aim of the strategy is to set direction to support the implementation of the mandates of the United Nations Secretariat.

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Reboot Accelerator

The Reboot Accelerator programme is a call for innovative solutions, initiated by OICT, that aims to utilize the crowdsourcing platform to solve global challenges. The Reboot hackathons provide an opportunity for innovators from around the world to support the work and mandates of the UN.

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News

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.

25 January 2021

NEW YORK, 25 January (Office of Information and Communications Technology) — On 24 January 2021, to celebrate the International Day of Education and to contribute to free and accessible education towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations and the International Cartographic Association released a joint publication entitled "