Providing strong central leadership, the Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO) is the most senior manager responsible for the overall direction and performance of information and communications activities in the United Nations. The CITO’s overarching role is to create and sustain a set of shared views, programmes and values, and to implement innovative technologies to support and facilitate the work of the Organization.

As per resolution (A/RES/69/262), all Secretariat entities report to the CITO on issues relating to all ICT activities, resource management, standards, security, architecture, policies, and guidance.


Mr. Patrick Carey, Acting Assistant Secretary-General, OICT

Mr. Carey is presently Acting Assistant Secretary-General to lead the Office of Information and Communications Technology.

Mr. Carey previously held a series of progressively responsible positions, including as Director of Office in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, Deputy Executive Secretary of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, Deputy Director of Mission Support in the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) and Executive Officer for the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support. He also served in other peacekeeping missions.

Before joining the United Nations, Mr. Carey served 14 years as an officer in the Irish Defence Forces, including two tours of duty with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

Mr. Patrick Carey

Mr. Patrick Carey, Acting Assistant Secretary-General, OICT