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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TechNovation Talk

The OICT Innovation Unit, in cooperation with the UN 2.0 Digital Community, hosted a TechNovation Talk, entitled "Enterprise Artificial Intelligence with Open-Source Software. Really?" on 9 July. 2024.


Since OICT launched the #WomenInTech campaign in March 2023, more than 240 women working in technology fields across the United Nations have shared their inspiring stories.

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News Updates

From ungsc.org: Telemedicine offers important prospects for timely delivery of medical services to field-based personnel, often in remote areas. To explore the potential of telemedicine services for field missions, pilot projects are currently being implemented in several missions. Read more

From UN News: The UN General Assembly on Thursday, 21 March 2024, adopted a landmark resolution on the promotion of “safe, secure and trustworthy” artificial intelligence (AI) systems that will also benefit sustainable development for all. Read more.

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) invites you to an online panel discussion, taking place on the margins of the 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68), which aims to facilitate a discourse on academic research related to generative A.I. with a specific focus on advancing, promoting, and safeguarding gender equality.

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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.