About OICT

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.

All Secretariat entities report to Mr. Bernardo Mariano Jr., Chief Information Technology Officer, Assistant Secretary-General. The Office is headquartered in New York City.

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Reboot the Earth

Reboot The Earth is a social coding event that brings a diverse group together to improve upon or build technology solutions that address the current climate crisis. The event will take place around the globe in May and June 2024. This year's focus will be on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Accessibility Awareness

Creating accessible digital content and solutions enhances readability, reach and engagement, making digital documents, web pages and apps usable for everyone, including people with disabilities.

Did you know that accessible design isn't a compromise—it's an enhancement? OICT strives to make digital content more engaging and inclusive for everyone. Follow the Disability Inclusion and Accessibility Awareness Campaign our social media platforms, X and Facebook. The campaign seeks to educate, inspire and engage audiences globally.  


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News Updates

Last year, on International Women’s Day (8 March 2023), the Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) initiated the #WomenInTech social media campaign, spotlighting women’s contributions to the digital transformation of the United Nations into UN 2.0.

With a focus on aligning training course content with the operational demands and mandates of peacekeeping missions, the United Nations C4ISR Academy for Peace Operations (UNCAP) just concluded its 2024 Training Needs Assessment (TNA). The aim of the TNA was to ensure that Command, Control, Communication, Computer (C4), Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) training remains relevant and impactful, and meets the diverse needs in the field.

There’s never a second chance to make a first impression, but that won’t be a problem for the redesigned United Nations Careers Portal. Not only does the revamped Careers Portal allow fast and easy access to UN job postings, it also engages, informs and inspires potential applicants, and provides a more intuitive and personalized user experience.

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The Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) is leading the digital transformation of the Organization to enable a better, safer, more sustainable future through secure, reliable, and innovative technology solutions. OICT is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for OICT positions. OICT supports the principles of work-life balance and flexible work arrangements.