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Unite Newsletter - June 2017

Data for Democracy Wins Unite Ideas #IDETECT Data Challenge to Monitor Worldwide Patterns of Internal Displacement

The United Nations recently announced that Data for Democracy (D4D) has won the Unite Ideas Internal Displacement Event Tagging and Extraction Clustering Tool (#IDETECT) data challenge. Data for Democracy is an inclusive community-driven initiative for data scientists and technologists to volunteer and collaborate on projects that make a positive impact on society. #IDETECT is the seventh challenge issued by Unite Ideas, a big data crowdsourcing platform developed by the Office of Information and Communications Technology. Learn more >>


InfoSec ALERT: global Ransomware (Petya)

The Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) would like to raise your awareness about an ongoing Ransomware attack that has impacted systems and organizations in several countries. The ransomware called "Petya" appears to be spreading via emails containing attached Office documents that are infected. All personnel are asked to exert extreme caution. Learn more>>


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ID2020 Summit at UNHQ Promotes Digital ID for All

The United Nations hosted the second annual ID2020 Summit on 19 June, bringing together experts from government, private enterprise, and innovative technology companies, who are collaborating to provide digital identity solutions for the global population. ID2020, which supports the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal to enable an officially recognized identity for all, is focused on an open, human-centric approach to identity, one that draws on recent advances in biometrics and innovative technologies. In her opening remarks, Ms. Atefeh Riazi, Assistant Secretary-General and Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO), described ID2020 as a “truly meaningful way to show progress towards accessible, powerful identity for so many people in our world.” Watch a replay of the summit on UN WebTV.

What's new

  • Deployed goAML, an anti-money-laundering system, for the Financial Intelligence Unit - Germany
  • Co-hosted, with the Financial Intelligence Unit – the Netherlands, the 4th International User Group Meeting for goAML (IUGM4) from 31 May to 1 June
  • Announced winner of the Unite Ideas #IDETECT Data Challenge
  • Developed Business Intelligence dashboards for Department of Management in key areas, such as finance, human resources, budget, ICT management, leave management and more
  • Over 3,000 users migrated to Unite Mail

New "Self-Service" menu on iSeek

A new "Self-Service" menu has replaced the "Umoja" menu at the top of the each page of iSeek, giving you easier access to essential self-service applications. Learn more>>

Want to send an email to multiple people with your Unite Mail account? Use a semicolon (;) to separate multiple recipients. This is different from Lotus Notes, which used a comma (,) to separate recipients. 


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Unite Mail is coming to HQ!

With Unite Mail being deployed to the entire global Secretariat, the Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) hosted a townhall meeting on 23 May to brief personnel on the new Unite Mail (Outlook) service. Learn more >>

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