The Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM) of the United Nations manages the Organization’s learning and development programmes for staff at all levels through programmes that are aimed at developing core values, core and managerial competencies and promoting a shared organizational culture and values.

All learning programmes are continuously monitored and revised to ensure best practice, maintain a high quality of delivery and relevance to the United Nations work environment. The ability to measure the impact on staff member work performance is a primary instructional design consideration for all learning and development programmes.

The target audience for the training programmes is about 44.000 staff members that  includes managers and staff at all levels of the global UN Secretariat in (1) New York, (2) Offices away from Headquarters (OAHs) in ECA (Economic Commission for Africa: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), ECE (Economic Commission for Europe: Geneva, Switzerland), ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean: Santiago, Chile), ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific: Bangkok, Thailand), ESCWA (Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, Beirut, Lebanon), OHCHR (Office of the High Commission for Human Rights: Geneva, Switzerland), UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development: Geneva, Switzerland), UNOG (United Nations Office at Geneva: Geneva, Switzerland), UNON (United Nations Office at Nairobi: Nairobi, Kenya), UNOV (United Nations Office at Vienna: Vienna, Austria), UN and (3) numerous peacekeeping and political missions around the world, many of them in remote locations.

OHRM, in collaboration with several stakeholders, finalised the UN Learning and Development Policy (ST/SGB/2009/9) and the terms of reference for establishment of a Learning Advisory Board (ST/SGB/2009/8) in 2009. The learning and development policy is based on the principle that building and maintaining the professional and managerial competence of staff is an important priority, as it represents a critical investment in the Organization’s future.


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