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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Antoine Owens, Project Manager, Operations Support Division, OICT, dives deep into how beneficial the Telephony Project, which enables telecommunications via voice calls, is at the United Nations in our most recent #DigitalUnite video.

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News Updates

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.

The Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT), the European Commission Directorate-General for Informatics and the International Telecommunication Union-ITU announced the winners of the third series of innovation challenges in the framework of the Open Source Software for Sustainable Development Goals (OSS4SDG) during a virtual awards ceremony on 15 December. 

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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.