Mandatory Learning Programmes

A range of learning programmes are considered to be critical for United Nations staff members, and thus, are required. The following programmes are mandatory for either all staff or mandatory under certain conditions. The following programmes reflect and are organised by these conditions.


Mandatory Training for All Staff Members
Course Name Direct Link1 / Contact Description
Basic Security in the Field - Staff Safety, Health and Welfare Training inspira Online Learning programme which may be accessed through the internet.
Integrity Awareness Initiative Programme3 Go Learn Online Learning programme which may be accessed through the internet. Refer to ST/SGB/2005/17 Sec. 2.2
Prevention of Workplace Harassment, Sexual Harassment, and Abuse of Authority in the Workplace inspira Online Learning programme which may be accessed through the internet. Refer to ST/SGB/2008/5.
HIV/AIDS Orientation Session Contact Mr. Nicholas Fucile at fucile@un.org for information Half-day instructor-led Programme. Refer to ST/SGB/2007/12.
Working Together: Professional Ethics and Integrity in our Daily Work3 Contact Ms. Selma Coban at cobans@un.org for information Half-day Instructor-led Programme. Refer to A/60/568.
Mandatory Training for Supervisors
Course Name Direct Link1 / Contact Description
Performance Management and Development Learning Programme for Managers and Supervisors Contact Mr. Jose Veliz at velizj@un.org for information 1-day Instructor-led Programme. Refer to ST/SGB/2011/5.
Mandatory Training for Staff Members at P4 and P5 level
Course Name Direct Link1 / Contact Description
Management Development Programme (MDP) Contact Ms. Jocelyne Sery at seryj@un.org for information 5-day residential programme (in 2 modules). Refer to A/61/255, Para 301.
Mandatory Training for Staff Members at D1 and D2 level
Course Name Direct Link1 / Contact Description
Leadership Development Programme (LDP) Contact Ms. Jocelyne Sery at seryj@un.org for information 5-day residential programme (in 2 modules). Refer to A/61/255, Para 301.
Mandatory Training for Staff Members at ASG and USG level
Course Name Direct Link1 / Contact Description
Induction programme for Senior Leaders (IPSL)6 Contact Mr. Eran Schweiger at schweigere@un.org for information 3-day instructor led programme.
Mandatory Training for Staff Participating in Interview Panels
Course Name Direct Link1 / Contact Description
Competency-based Selection and Interviewing Skills Contact Ms. Selma Coban at cobans@un.org for information 2-day Instructor-led Programme. Refer to SMCC-XXVII/2006/Report, A/61/255 & Memo ASG/OHRM to all Heads of Departments and Offices of 10 July 2007.
Mandatory Training for Staff Members in Procurement
Course Name Direct Link1 / Contact Description
The Fundamentals of Procurement inspira Online Learning programme which may be accessed through the internet. Refer to A/RES/62/269 Procurement reform.
Ethics and Integrity in Procurement
Best Value for Money
Overview of the Procurement Manual
Mandatory Training for Staff going to Non-Headquarters Duty Stations2
Course Name Direct Link1 / Contact Description
Advanced Security in the Field inspira Online Learning programme which may be accessed through the internet.
Mandatory Training for Staff deploying to DPKO-led field missions up to/incl. D14
Course Name Direct Link1 / Contact Description
Civilian Pre-deployment Training (CPT) Contact Ms. Juliana Ribeiro at ribeiro@un.org for information 5-day residential programme held at UNLB in Brindisi/Italy. Refer to Code Cable 1006 of 14 May 2012 from USG's DFS & DPKO to Heads of Field Operations.
Mandatory Training for all new staff arriving in a peacekeeping mission
Course Name Direct Link1 / Contact Description
Mission-Specific Induction Training Contact the IMTC/Training Focal Point in the respective mission or peacekeeping-training@un.org for information 3-5 day instructor-led programme held at the respective mission. Refer to Code Cable 0632 of 20 March 2009 from USG DPKO to Heads of Field Operations.
Mandatory training for newly appointed Senior Leaders at D2, ASG & USG level
Course Name Direct Link1 / Contact Description
Senior Leadership Programme (SLP)5 Contact Mr. Ettore di Benedetto at dibenedetto@un.org for information 5-day residential programme. Refer to note of 4 February 2005 from DSG to ASG DPKO.