Unite News

05 June 2018

Qlik®, a leader in data analytics, today announced the expansion of its existing strategic partnership with the United Nations to deliver critical and actionable analytics insights to positively effect global sustainability and humanitarian efforts. The United Nations, through the Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT), is standardized on Qlik’s visual analytics platform to create applications that advance United Nations’ missions.

15 March 2018

NEW YORK, 15 March 2018 (Office of Information and Communications Technology) — The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the United Nations Department of Management’s Office of Information and Communications Technology announced today that the Blockchain for Social Impact team of ConsenSys has won the Unite Ideas “Blockchain for Humanity” challenge, launched by the World Identity Network, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology.

25 January 2018

NEW YORK, 25 January (Office of Information and Communications Technology) — The United Nations announced that a team of data scientists and developers from CKM Advisors, a consulting firm based in New York City, has won the Unite Ideas #SciTechMatcher challenge.

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12 April 2017

NEW YORK, 22 June (Office of Information and Communications Technology) — The United Nations announced today that Data for Democracy (D4D) has won the Unite Ideas Internal Displacement Event Tagging and Extraction Clustering Tool (#IDETECT) data challenge. Learn More>>

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31 January 2017

NEW YORK, 31 January (Office of Information and Communications Technology) — Mr. Jonas Hörsch, a doctoral student in physics at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, is the winner of the Unite Ideas #SE4All MathProg Challenge. Mr.

10 March 2016

10 March 2016, New York, USA - The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) represented by its Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director, Mr. Nikhil Seth, and the United Nations Secretariat Office of Information and Communications Technology (UN OICT) represented by the Assistant Secretary-General and Chief Information Technology Officer, Ms. Atefeh Riazi, signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in New York.

09 May 2019

 

The "Summer Of Solutions" is a new campaign for young people around the world that encourages innovative technology-based solutions to global challenges.

20 March 2018

NEW YORK, 20 March (Office of Information and Communications Technology) — The United Nations and Tableau Software are proud to announce an unprecedented agreement that provides access to Tableau’s world class visual analytics to professionals working in 193 Member States across the United Nations system.

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12 February 2018

NEW YORK, 12 February (Office of Information and Communications Technology) — The United Nations announced that a team from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom, has won the Unite Ideas #SDGInsights challenge for its methodology providing a framework to combine multiple data sources based on geographic location, and to apply advanced machine learning algorithms to the data to discover previously hidden patterns.

21 December 2017

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.

With commitment, dedication, and hard work, we are transforming information and communications technology (ICT) in the United Nations. Following are just some of the major accomplishments of 2017:

30 October 2017

Senior managers should be able to access reliable up-to-date information in one easy-to-use tool to make more informed decisions. To that end, the Department of Management’s Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) has launched over 55 easy-to-use management dashboards on the Unite Analytics platform. The dashboards let senior managers view and compare data, and generate insight into such areas as finance, human resources, and support services—information that is critical for budgeting, forecasting, and benchmarking key performance indicators (KPIs).

30 October 2017

Imagine you’re on a conference call with colleagues and need to access an important file, however, you’re not at your workstation. No need to worry, with OneDrive for Business you can access your files from anywhere on any connected device.

22 June 2017

NEW YORK, 22 June (Office of Information and Communications Technology) — The United Nations announced today that Data for Democracy (D4D) has won the Unite Ideas Internal Displacement Event Tagging and Extraction Clustering Tool (#IDETECT) data challenge. Learn More>>

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30 December 2016

Take a look at the 2016 interactive timeline to get an idea of what the UN's dedicated ICT professionals accomplished together in this third year of the ICT strategy.

With commitment, dedication, and hard work, we are transforming information and communications technology (ICT) in the United Nations. Following are just some of the major accomplishments of 2016:

15 March 2016

NEW YORK, 15 March (Office of Information and Communications Technology) — The United Nations announced today that Abdulqadir Rashik has won the Unite Ideas #LinksSDGs Data Visualization Challenge. Mr. Rashik, a software engineer, entrepreneur and founder of India-based Miavy Systems, was awarded the Challenge's top prize for his submission "Links to Sustainable Cities", an interactive visualization that identifies and maps the links between Sustainable Development Goal 11, Sustainable Cities and Communities, and the other 16 Goals.

28 December 2015

Take a look at the 2015 interactive timeline to get an idea of what the UN's dedicated ICT professionals accomplished together in this third year of the ICT strategy.

With commitment, dedication, and hard work, we are transforming information and communications technology (ICT) in the United Nations. Following are just some of the major accomplishments of 2015:

14 May 2015

The Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT), in collaboration with the regional technology centres, has launched the global Unite Service Desk.  This is a global ICT help desk service comprised of five enterprise service desks (Bangkok, Brindisi, Geneva, Nairobi and New York), functioning as a single source of support.

13 February 2015

The General Assembly (A/RES/69/262) endorsed the United Nations Revised Information and Communications Technology Strategy (A/69/517). Its approval establishes the unity of purpose for all ICT programmes, and represents an opportunity to establish the global ICT structures that will best support the core work of the UN. The strategy will harmonize ICT programmes in the UN and ensure ICT act together with clear central control balanced with day-to-day operational freedom.

23 December 2014

The growing field of data analytics, from simple information gathering to highly sophisticated sensor technology, promises to deliver solutions that will facilitate the work of the United Nations. Coupled with the increasing availability of free and open source software and Open Data, we are presented with a wonderful opportunity to proactively engage with external partners. In Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) we are continually looking at ways in which data analytics can help our Organization better serve its beneficiaries.