Unite Newsletter - December 2017

2017 year in review

Take a look at the 2017 interactive timeline to get an idea of what the UN's dedicated ICT professionals accomplished together in this third year of the ICT strategy.

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UN targeted by phishing attack

A rising number of sophisticated phishing email messages have been directed at the UN asking users to validate or confirm their accounts. Following are steps you should take to avoid having your account compromised:

  • Do NOT respond to, open attachments or click hyperlinks in any email message that is suspicious. In fact, treat every message with suspicion initially. A malicious message can even come from someone you work with regularly if their account was compromised.
  • Complete the MANDATORY information security awareness programme!
  • Review the information security quick guide for more tips on staying cyber safe. Print this and keep it by your workstation for easy reference.

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Accessibility features launched on Careers Portal

The Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM) and the Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT), in the Department of Management, announced the launch of accessibility features on the United Nations Careers Portal. The new accessibility features include adjustments to monitor settings, keyboard navigation, and the ability to function with a wide range of standard assistive technologies, such as screen readers and alternative keyboards. These features are available in both English and French. Learn more

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Reminder: We need your feedback

More than 20,250 users have been successfully migrated to Unite Mail (Outlook and Office 365). If you have already migrated, complete a short survey about your Unite Mail migration experience.

Tips and Tricks

Skype for Business conversations are saved by default. To view Conversations: 

  • In the main Skype for Business window click on the Conversation tab. All conversations will be listed with the most recent on top; double click on one to open and view a conversation.
  • In Outlook, Skype for Business conversations are saved in a folder labelled Conversation History.

Rollout of OneDrive for Business has begun and over 2,000 colleagues have been activated!


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