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

13 April 2021 — Stefan Lemm, former Head, Military Operations Unit, OICT, explores the challenge of assessing the potential risks and harms associated with data collection and how to actively implement protection measures so that data can still be collected for the right cause while mitigating the risks.

Mr. Lem describes an approach taken by OICT and UN Global Pulse in a project for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).

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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

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.