Responding to the needs of Member States for enhanced national skills development and training

Promoting strategic human resource development to help countries reach national economic and social development objectives
Assisting Member States address acute shortages in advanced professional skills

Building national capacity for development in areas that are of a high priority to Member States

Policies & Procedures

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Policies & Procedures Governing the Administration of the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA) Fellowships, Study Tours, Group Traning, Seminars, Symposia & Workshops.

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Participating agencies

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Participating agencies includes UN Secretariat & Regional Commissions, UN Funds, Programmes and Specialized Agencies, Other UN System Organizations and National Agencies & Organizations.

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SFO Meetings

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For more than three decades now, the Meeting of Senior Fellowships Officers has been serving as the main framework for inter-agency coordination on system-wide issues relating to the management of training and fellowships.

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Disclaimer

Disclaimer for Fraudulent Training and Fellowship Awards: Fraudulent emails and forged documents are being circulated, notifying individuals of having being granted fellowship awards or inviting them to UN/DESA training activities and soliciting money from them. Please, be aware that such emails and documents do not originate from the United Nations. The use of the name of UN/DESA or of its officials is a fraud. The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the award of fellowships or other training activities. For more information, please visit the United Nations Fraud Alert website