Unite Newsletter - September 2017
OICT at ITU Telecom World 2017
The Department of Management’s Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) is playing an active role at this week's ITU Telecom World 2017 in Busan, Republic of Korea. On Tuesday 26 September, OICT hosted an important roundtable discussion--“Technological innovation and exponential change: empowering collective action to meet the SDGs”--on how technology innovations can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
In addition, OICT's exhibit is showcasing ways the UN is leveraging innovation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, including the United Nations Technology Innovation Labs (UNTIL), which are designed to use technology to address a wide range of issues that pertain to the Organization's mandates.
TechNovation Talks en Español
The Department of Management’s Office of Information Technology is launching TechNovation Talks in Spanish. This is a series of conversations to raise awareness on innovative ways in which technology can be applied to the work of the UN. OICT is collaborating with Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and the first three “TechNovation Talks en Español” are scheduled for Friday 29 September at Fordham University at the Lincoln Center in Manhattan.
The discussion include ways in which governments can leverage artificial intelligence (AI); enterprise resource planning systems for governments; and data science applied to the Sustainable Development Goals. Visit unite.un.org/techevents to watch Friday’s Talks and to register for upcoming Talks.
ICT support enables success of high-level meeting in Somalia
Two major challenges had to be overcome before a high-level roundtable meeting to address the severe drought in Somalia could take place at the Mogadishu International Airport within the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM): a lack of on-site conference facilities, and connectivity concerns due to the remote location. On short notice, the Division of Conference Services of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) went into action to esnure the roundtable talks could take place. The Division’s success highlights the ongoing collaboration between the Department of Management’s Office of Information and Communications Technology’s (OICT) and the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM) to improve conference management support throughout the Secretariat. Learn more>>
ICT on iSeek
- ICT support enables success of high-level meeting in Somalia
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- Department of Management: new Global Banking Agreement
- UNDSS debuts new website
- Research Data Management: Good practices in a new ECLAC Libguide
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- United Nations Mine Action (UNMAS) Programmatic Donor Reporting Dashboard went live.
- Hosted TechNovation Talk— TechNovation Talks: Predicting Human Behaviour Through Analysis of Online Conversations, 7 September at UN Headquarters.
- Hosted roundtable discussion—Technological innovation and exponential change: empowering collective action to meet the SDGs, 26 September at ITU Telecom World 2017 in Busan, Republic of Korea.
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