UN.Skillport is a comprehensive e-Learning platform launched by OHRM to complement the instructor-led curricula in this catalogue. UN.SkillPort allows staff members of the Secretariat to learn anytime and anywhere through the web.

There are over 9,000 online courses and 20,000 online books available 24x7. Course highlights include:

  • Ethics and Professional Knowledge
  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Becoming a Manager
  • Writing with Intention
  • Communication Business Etiquette
  • Design Concepts for Web Sites
  • Management of Cash Flows
  • ECDL/ICDL 4 Modules 1-4

In addition there are several courses aligned to the PRINCE 2009 certification which include:

  • Overview of Project Management
  • Project Organization, Planning and Risk
  • Project Quality, Change and Progress
  • Starting Up, Initiating and Directing a Project
  • Controlling, Managing and Closing a Project

To access UN.Skillport go to un.skillport.com using a laptop or desktop computer that is internet-enabled. To access Skillport, please follow the instructions. Please remember to use your UN email as your e-mail address when registering or logging into the site.

UN.Skillport End User Guide [ pdf ] [ doc ]

UN.Skillport IT and Desktop Videos
The Skillsoft IT and Desktop Videos are short, 3-5 minutes in length, covering a variety of desktop and IT topics. A complement to course content, the Skillsoft IT and Desktop Videos highlight specific tasks and features, and are intended for users that are familiar with the software or hardware applications. The videos cover nearly 1,000 topics, giving learners the support they need when they need it. Click here for a list of the IT and Desktop videos.

Quick Guide - How to Find IT and Desktop Videos? [Click here]

For more information and assistance, Email: itlearning@un.org



Is the skillport available to staff members anywhere in the world? What about Agencies, Funds and Programmes and those without a un.org e-mail address (UNICs)?
UN staff members who have a valid UN email address should have access to UN.Skillport. Agencies, Funds and Programmes, such as UNDP, UNICEF, and UNFPA, have separate entrances to Skillport. Please check with your Skillport administrators for it.

What is Books 24/7 and how can staff members use it?
Books 24x7 is one of the largest online book resource of the latest business and technology books. Referenceware® is the technology behind the collection of reference books, reports and white papers from industry publishers. You can read the full-text books on the internet, download chapters on your mobile devices (eg. iPAD, Kindle), and listen to the audio books. To access Books 24x7, please click here for instructions.

How can I access Books 24x7 with my mobile devices?

  1. Enter this URL into your mobile device: http://mobile.skillport.books24x7.com 
    For iPad, use the main URL:http://skillport.books24x7.com
  2. Login using your group code, username and password.
    Your group code is: UN 
    Your username is: your email address

Do I notify my EO when I have successfully completed a course or is this done automatically.
When courses are completed, staff members can print out certificates, and submit them to the EO as their training records.

Can I add successfully completed SkillPort courses to my PHP?
Staff members are encouraged to add the completed Skillport courses into their PHPs and e-PASes.

Can I take time during the work day to do SkillPort courses, and if so how much time?
Participation in any training during the workday needs to be agreed with your supervisor. A staff member, as appropriate and with their supervisor's agreement may take time during the workday to complete a Skillport course, particularly if this an approved part of the staff member's development plan. This time may be included in the provision for a recommended five days of learning per staff member per year (quote ST/SGB/2009/9) However, Skillport of course also offers the flexibility to take classes in your own time and at your own convenience away from the office.