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 and collaborating across boundaries -- the whole world benefits.

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Data Blog

14 October 2020 — As we continue the conversation on how the international community should engage with data, we must also consider the broader context: the need for global steerage on digital technologies. Today, more than ever before, the international community must carefully examine and confront the world of digital technologies.

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Reboot Accelerator

The United Nations announced the winners of the RebootYouthHealth challenge. The World Health Organization (WHO), together with UNAIDS and OICT, challenged innovators to use expertise to address one of the urgent health challenges for the next decade: Keeping young people safer. 

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News

21 May 2020

 

NEW YORK, 21 May (Office of Information and Communications Technology) — As Italy confronts the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools have had to explore new ways of teaching through distance-learning techniques. In this context, the Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) is proud to announce that the Unite Maps team in the United Nations Global Service Centre in Brindisi, Italy conducted a humanitarian mapathon in March.

07 May 2020

 

Estonia  Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden have pooled their digital education solutions to support other countries’ education systems during the Covid-19 crisis.  The initiative is supported by Startup Estonia and co-organized with United Nations Technology Innovation Lab, the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, Estonian Union of Educational Technologists, Good Deed Education FundInnoveHITSA, and Education Nation.