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UNICC News - Spring 2022

UNICC women at International Girls in ICT Day event in New York. Photo: UNICC/Ouyang 

UNICC New Services

UNICC’s mission is to provide trusted, shared services and digital business solutions to the UN family. In its 109th Management Committee meeting, held in April 2021, UNICC presented for approval a new suite of services to meet the needs of its over 80 Clients and Partner Organizations.

New and approved services include cloud broker services as well as a suite of cybersecurity assessment services and UNICC's revamped organizational resilience service. The new cybersecurity services will serve to better support the system in meeting the Joint Inspection Unit recommendations on cybersecurity and improve the overall cybersecurity posture of the UN family. 

Read more here.

Gender Parity Commitments

UNICC has achieved its two objectives for 2021 for improving gender parity within UNICC: to have a fair representation of at least 30% of women among UNICC Directors and to have more than 30% women in all recruitment panels at UNICC, excluding human resources representatives.

After fulfilling these 2021 goals, the organization has set new ambitious objectives for 2022: to appoint a Gender and Inclusion Champion within each of the four UNICC divisions and to publish and implement a gender parity strategy. UNICC's long-term goal, to which all the yearly objectives contribute, is to achieve full gender parity within the organization by 2028.

Read more here.


UNICC aspires to bring gender equity and equality, diversity and inclusiveness into the digital business field. We know what a challenge it is; we know it requires a massive change of mindsets and habits in corporate culture.

Milena Grecuccio, Chief of Staff and Chief, Management and Strategy Division, UNICC

Our Growing Family

New Clients and Partners


UNDP Cambodia

UNDP Cambodia aims to enhance the government’s ability to deliver public services in an efficient, effective, equitable and accountable manner, to consolidate a participatory democracy and to create an enabling environment for inclusive growth, private sector development and sustainable use of natural resources. Read more here.


The International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO) is dedicated to achieving decent work while exploring the frontiers of the future of work. Read more here.

New Strategic Partners



Veracode is a leading AppSec partner for creating secure software, reducing the risk of security breaches and increasing security and development teams’ productivity. 

Veracode serves more than 2,600 customers worldwide across a wide range of industries. Veracode's solutions have assessed almost 59 trillion lines of code and helped companies fix more than 73 million security flaws.

UNICC Delivers

UNICC Helps Secure Digital Identities with Common UN PKI Services

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is a framework that enables the integration of various digital identity services based upon cryptography, which is the use of secure communications techniques that allow only senders and intended recipients of messages to view message contents. UNICC's Common UN PKI service makes online communication more secure for UN Agencies who subscribe to the service.

Read more here.

UNICC COP26 ID Check App Supports UN Climate Change Conference

UNFCCC and UNICC developed an app for the identity verification of around 30,000 participants of the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 that took place in Glasgow, Scotland, from 31 October to 12 November 2021. The COP26 ID Check app harnesses emerging technologies such as biometrics for a secure and efficient identity validation process.

Read more here.

AI Powers UNDP’s Evaluation Solutions

In partnership with UNICC and Amazon Web Services, UNDP’s latest cutting-edge solution streamlines the scanning of thousands of evaluation documents to understand keywords, context and intent using artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, returning meaningful answers to complex questions. AIDA uses AI and machine learning for quick and easy access to the digital treasure trove of evaluations stored in UNDP’s Evaluation Resource Centre.

Read more here.

Innovation and New Technologies for Intellectual Property Systems

Tima Soni, Chief, Cybersecurity Division at UNICC, welcomed WIPO Director-General Daren Tang on 12 February 2022 to UNICC’s offices in Valencia, Spain. UNICC has been providing services to WIPO for nearly 50 years; now, culminating in this visit, the two organizations are exploring new ways to strengthen this long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationship. 

Read more here.

Small Island States Meet Virtually on Climate Change with UNICC Services

The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), a group that represents the interests of 39 small island and coastal developing states in international negotiations and processes, met last summer virtually with the support of UNICC’s conference management services team, who delivered a comprehensive solution of integrated platforms, from a registration mechanism and virtual venue homepage to meeting rooms.

Read more here.

SAP ERP Support Grows to Include Umoja

UN’s Umoja is improving financial and administrative operations and program delivery with the potential to improve the efficiency and overall effectiveness of the organization. UNICC has been a long-time provider of SAP ERP hosting services for WFP as well as several other Agencies, including CTBTO, UNJSPF and more recently UNRWA. Now UN’s Umoja ERP Joins UNICC’s SAP Support and Hosting Services.

Read more here.

IPPC ePhyto Solution, Four Years In

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat, with continuous support and expertise from UNICC, has developed an ePhyto solution for secure and efficient plant trade. Four years underway, this solution now allows 62 countries to exchange electronic phytosanitary certificates quickly, accurately and at low cost. The IPPC-UNICC ePhyto solution demonstrates a successful global digital transformation for international plant trade.

Read more here.

Latest News about UNICC

109th Management Committee Meeting

Over 40 Partners gathered on 6 and 7 April 2022 in Geneva, New York and online for UNICC's Management Committee meeting. UNICC Partner Organizations approved a new suite of cybersecurity services as well as cloud broker services and UNICC's revamped organizational resilience services, also discussing a UN system private cloud concept and UNICC growing data and analytics services. 

Read more here.

UNICC Women Celebrate IWD 2022 by Sharing Their Experiences with Students

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2022, UNICC was invited to give talks in several high schools in Valencia, Spain, together with colleagues from other UN Agencies including UNICEF, UNICTF and UNOPS, with the goal to encourage more girls and young women to pursue careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Read more here

UNICC Hosts Break Through Tech Students

From 5 to 21 January 2022, UNICC hosted for the fourth consecutive year Break Through Tech ‘Sprinterns,’ students from City University of New York who worked virtually with a variety of UNICC teams to learn about UNICC services and projects. During their three-week stay, Sprinterns worked on three group projects in the areas of cybersecurity, project management and data visualization.

Read more here.

International Girls in ICT Day

International Girls in ICT Day supports the creation of a global setting for empowering and encouraging girls and young women to consider careers in STEM. On 27 April 2022, ITU, the UN Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, the NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs and UNICC celebrated this international day with an event that brought together over 70 girls and women.

Read more here.

Director and Chief BRM at 'Wake Up, Spain!'

UNICC’s Director Sameer Chauhan and Chief of Business Relationship Management Prado Nieto were invited to speak at the Spanish economic forum ‘Wake Up, Spain!’ to share the value of UNICC in supporting the UN family with digital business solutions. In a conversation with Vice Director of D+I (Disruptores e Innovadores) Alberto Iglesias Fraga, Chauhan and Nieto explained how technology contributes to the UN's humanitarian work.

Read more here.

UNICC Presents on FinTech at Forinvest

UNICC was invited to participate in the Forinvest Fintech conference, Spain’s largest finance and networking event, on 4 and 5 May 2022 at the Feria Valencia Exposition Centre in Valencia, Spain. Tima Soni, Chief, Cybersecurity Division, UNICC, introduced the event while members of her team led 'Cybersecurity and Organized Crime' and 'Teleworking Risks' panels.

Read more here.

Photo Gallery
International Girls in ICT Day event in New York. Photo: UNICC/Ouyang 
18th International Career Day in Fribourg, Switzerland. Photo: UNICC/Stein
Quedate TELECO talent event at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Photo: UNICC/Gil
UNICC at the ForInvest conference, Spain's largest finance and networking event. Photo: UNICC/Gil
UNICC Director Sameer Chauhan at the Wake Up, Spain! forum. Photo: Invertia
WIPO Director-General visiting the United Nations Support Base (UNSB-V) in Valencia, Spain. Photo: WIPO
Join Us!

UNICC is looking for competent, experienced and highly motivated individuals, with a desire to work as Intern​ational Civil ​Servants, and who are prepared to evolve in a challenging and rewarding environment. UNICC is committed to bring gender parity, diversity and inclusiveness into the digital business field, focusing internally on increasing its gender and diversity rates. 

Interested in joining us? Find current vacancies and apply here

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The United Nations International Computing Centre (UNICC) provides trusted, shared services and digital business solutions to more than 80 Clients and Partner Organizations, from innovative emerging technologies to software-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, infrastructure-as-a-service, advisory and professional services and training. See more at UNICC's website.

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