Mandatory Learning Programmes

The Organization requires that all staff members take the courses listed in the first section below. Other programmes are required for certain groups of staff as laid out in the subsequent sections.


Mandatory Training for All Staff Members
Course Name Direct Link1 / Contact Modality/ Mandate
Basic Security in the Field - Staff Safety, Health and Welfare Training inspira Online learning programme.
Prevention of Workplace Harassment, Sexual Harassment, and Abuse of Authority in the Workplace inspira Online learning programme. Refer to ST/SGB/2008/5.
HIV/AIDS Orientation Session Contact Ms. Salena Brown at brown15@un.org for information Half-day instructor-led programme. Refer to ST/SGB/2007/12.
Ethics and Integrity at the United Nations3 inspira Online learning programme. Refer to A/60/568.
Mandatory Training for Supervisors
Course Name Direct Link1 / Contact Modality/ Mandate
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 levels
Course Name Direct Link1 / Contact Modality/ Mandate
Management Development Programme (MDP) Contact Ms. Milica Markovic at markovic@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 levels
Course Name Direct Link1 / Contact Modality/ Mandate
Leadership Development Programme (LDP) Contact Ms. Milica Markovic at markovic@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 levels
Course Name Direct Link1 / Contact Modality/ Mandate
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 Modality/ Mandate
Competency-based Selection and Interviewing Skills Contact Ms. Safiya Simmons at simmons@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 Modality/ Mandate
The Fundamentals of Procurement inspira Online learning programme. 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 Modality/ Mandate
Advanced Security in the Field inspira Online learning programme.
Mandatory Training for Staff deploying to DPKO-led field missions up to/incl. D14
Course Name Direct Link1 / Contact Modality/ Mandate
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 Modality/ Mandate
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 in Peacekeeping Operations at D2, ASG & USG levels
Course Name Direct Link1 / Contact Modality/ Mandate
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.