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.

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Data Blog

23 November 2021 — Diana Klien, Head of Data and Analytics, Technology Division, World Food Programme, discusses the humanitarian organization's ambitious journey in digital transformation and details how it harnessed data integration to push back against world hunger and COVID-19.

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CITO's Year-End Message

Mr. Bernardo Mariano Jr., Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO), Assistant Secretary-General, delivered his year-end message, wishing the United Nations OICT family, and everyone, a festive holiday season and a safe and happy New Year. Mr. Mariano thanked the ICT professionals for their hard work in 2021 and highlighted OICT priorities for 2022.

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News Updates

01 September 2021

By definition, open source development is collaborative, inclusive and revolutionary—and open software has become ubiquitous. Whenever we are online, we are benefiting from open software. It powers the cloud, and is in supercomputers, blockchain, the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence.

27 August 2021

The Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) and the Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) announced the winner of the recent Unite Ideas / Financial Crime Data Challenge, which sought a model for financial crime data correlation. The winning solution titled “Preventing the Financing of Terrorism by Engineering an ML Model with Financial Crime Data” was provided by 

02 August 2021

The 2030 Agenda recognizes that the spread of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and global interconnectedness has great potential to accelerate progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, to bridge the digital divide, and to develop knowledge societies.