Tools for Collaboration

Modern technologies offer a variety of tools and platforms to support FWA and virtual collaboration. In recent years, more and more enterprise applications migrated to web-based platforms allowing external and secure access to applications, intranet sites and portals from anywhere. This advance in technology provides a significant support to staff members who opt to use FWA, especially telecommuting.



Unite Mail (Microsoft Outlook) allows staff members to access their UN email, calendar and address book via desktop application and mobile app.

Messaging, enterprise social networking and collaboration

Unite Connections is a UN social networking platform that allows a virtual collaboration between staff members across duty stations, organizations and external partners. It combines a variety of tools, including Communities, Blogs, Wikis, Forums, File sharing and Activities (a web-based Task Management tool). Unite Connections can be accessed via browser or through a mobile app. Find more information here

Skype for Business is an Office 365 communications and collaboration platform for individual and group chat or instant messaging. Find more information here. 

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration workspace that helps your team stay organized through teams chats, audio, video conferencing and content sharing all in one place. Its integration with Office 365 apps allows users to simultaneously collaborate, edit, and share documents across apps such as Word and SharePoint online. Any documents shared in Teams will be automatically saved in SharePoint Online. Find more information here.

For more information about these services, please contact your Technical Focal Point or consult the OICT Service Catalogue available here

There is also a variety of other applications available that provide video conferencing, messaging and voice call services.

Web-based document repository

UniteDocs is an enterprise content management platform. It provides a web interface allowing staff members across duty stations to securely access UN document repositories and records within the intranet or when away from the work office (e.g. when telecommuting). 

Find more information here.

Other enterprise applications allowing secure external access