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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

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 "

09 November 2020

NEW YORK, 11 June (Office of Information and Communications Technology) — The United Nations is relying heavily on information and communications technology (ICT) to respond to the COVID-19 crisis while continuing its important work. The Security Council meets by video teleconference, and the Secretary-General holds media interviews with journalists sitting in different rooms, sometimes in different cities. United Nations staff all over the world rely on video platforms for virtual meetings and townhalls in this time of social (physical) distancing. 

22 June 2020

NEW YORK, 05 June (Office of Information and Communications Technology) — The United Nations announced the winners of Unite Ideas Reboot the Ocean challenge.  

The challenge was launched as a collaboration between the UN Global Compact and the UN Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT).