ICT News and Announcements

13 June 2024

The United Nations Innovation Technology Accelerator for Cities (UNITAC) Hamburg is hosting a hybrid conference to bring academic institutions and practitioners together to discuss how data-driven urban technologies can reduce social inequality.

20 May 2024

The United Nations Office of Information Communications Technology (OICT) is thrilled to announce the successful launch of the first of five planned 'Reboot the Earth' climate hackathons on 1-2 May in New York City.  'Reboot the Earth' is a social coding series that brings together a diverse group of people from around the world to improve upon or build technology solutions that address the current climate crisis.

05 April 2024

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

22 March 2024

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.

21 March 2024

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.

08 March 2024

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.

05 March 2024

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.

08 February 2024

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.

20 December 2023

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. 

01 December 2023

The United Nations C4ISR Academy for Peace Operations (UNCAP) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO, through the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency), have partnered to deliver the first Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) Facility in the UN Secretariat. Read more.

20 October 2023

OpenUK, a non-profit organization representing the United Kingdom's open technology sector, has partnered with the Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) for an innovative open source initiative: the Data Centre Open Source Challenge.  

17 October 2023

Have you ever thought about the potential unintended consequences of the technology we develop? You are not alone.

03 October 2023

During the 78th session of the UN General Assembly High-level Week, delegations debated how to confront global challenges and accelerate action on the 2030 Agenda.  A global audience tuned in to watch the meetings and events live and on demand.  

15 September 2023

The deadline for participants to submit ideas for the third edition of the Open Source Software for Sustainable Development Goals (OSS4SDGs) Hackathon has been extended to 1 October.

24 August 2023

The United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) is developing an AI governance framework and a matrix and guidance note to use generative AI within the UN.

30 June 2023

The Seventh Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping International Symposium was held last week in Kathmandu, Nepal, by the Department of Operational Support (DOS) and the Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT). It was hosted in cooperation with the Government of Nepal and the Department of Peace Operations (DPO).

31 May 2023

The Department of Operational Support (DOS) and the Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT), in cooperation with the Government of Nepal, will host the 7th Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping International Symposium in Kathmandu, Nepal (13-16 June). 

31 May 2023

The United Nations Digital and Technology Network met in May in Washington, D.C. to discuss hot technology topics among UN System Chief Information Officers.

14 April 2023

The Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) sign the Declaration of Intent on development of Digital Transformation and Technology Innovation ecosystems to ensure a more strategic framework for cooperation for a sustainable, reliable and safer world.

The Declaration of Intent was signed on Monday, 3 April 2023, by Mr. Bernardo Mariano Junior, Assistant Secretary-General and Chief Information Technology Officer of OICT, and Dr. Cosmas Luckyson Zavazava, Director of ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau.