The Organization requires that all staff members take the courses listed in the first section below. In addition to these, other courses are required for certain groups of staff as laid out in the subsequent sections. These courses are accessible in various ways. Some are only available online through inspira, which is also the easiest way for tracking and recording completion of mandatory courses.  To register log into inspira, go to Main Menu – Self-service – Learning – My Learning.  

If you have already completed a similar mandatory learning course via another website or in a UN agency, fund or programme, you may upload the certificate onto your inspira account via the Contact Us link by following the steps under the category e-learning enquiry – Management of content subcategory – and indicate in the free text area the description of the inspira course taken and that you wish to update your learning record (please ensure to list the inspira course name and LMS number) and then follow the procedure for attaching your certificate.


 Mandatory Courses for All Staff Members

Course Name Direct Link / Contact Modality / Mandate
Basic Security in the Field II (BSITF II) - Staff Safety, Health and Welfare Training1

Registration through inspira:
LMS-1250

Online learning programme.
 
Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Abuse by United Nations Personnel – Working Harmoniously Registration through inspira:
LMS-2965
Online learning programme.
 
HIV/AIDS in the Workplace Orientation Programme2
Registration through inspira:
LMS-1402
 
Online learning programme.
Ethics and Integrity at the United Nations Registration through inspira:
LMS-1796
Online learning programme.
Information-security Awareness Foundational Registration through inspira:
LMS-1833 (low bandwidth) LMS-1834
Online learning programme.
Refer to Memo from USG DM to Heads of Departments and Offices of 7 March 2015
United Nations Human Rights Responsibilities3 Registration through inspira:
LMS-2302; LMS-2299
Online learning programme. 
I Know Gender Registration through inspira:
LMS-2375
Online learning programme. 
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN Personnel Registration through inspira:
LMS-2398
Online learning programme.
Preventing Fraud and Corruption at the United Nations Registration through inspira:
LMS-2926
Online learning programme.

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Valid for 3 years, must be retaken every 3 years
The programme is available online or as a half-day instructor-led programme. Completing either version of the programme meets the requirement outlined in ST/SGB/2007/12.

LMS-2234 is equivalent to LMS-2299/2302, therefore staff who have previously taken LMS-2234 are not required to re-take the United Nations Human Rights Responsibilities course


 Mandatory Training for all supervisors

Course Name Direct Link /Contact Modality/ Mandate
Performance Management and Development Learning Programme for Managers and Supervisors. Registration through inspira:
LMS-3281.
Online learning programme.
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN Personnel: Managers and Commanders Registration through inspira:
LMS-2399
Online learning programme.

 Mandatory Training for Staff Members at P4 and P5 levels

Course Name Direct Link /Contact Modality/ Mandate
Management Development Programme (MDP) Contact learning@un.org for information and registration. Blended learning.
Refer to A/61/255, Para 301.

 Mandatory Training for Staff Members at D1 and D2 levels

Course Name Direct Link /Contact Modality/ Mandate
UN Leaders' Programme (replaces the former Leadership Development Programme LDP) Contact learning@un.org for information and registration. Blended learning.
Refer to A/61/255, Para 301.

 Mandatory Training for Staff Members at ASG and USG levels

Course Name Direct Link /Contact Modality/ Mandate
Induction Programme for Senior Leaders (IPSL)3 Contact Ms. Yesenia Figueroa at figueroay@un.org for information 1-day instructor-led programme.

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Highly recommended


 Mandatory Training for Staff Participating in Interview Panels

Course Name Direct Link /Contact Modality/ Mandate
Competency-based Selection and Interviewing Skills Registration through inspira:
LMS-1056 (2-day course)
LMS-1057 (1-day course)
Contact learning@un.org for information.
2-day instructor-led programme (or one
day for P5 and above).

Refer to SMC-XXVII/2006/Report, A/61/255 and Memo ASG OHRM to Heads of Departments and Offices of 10 July 2007.

Unconscious Bias:
If you took the CBI programme before April 2017 (which did not include the unconscious bias module) we strongly encourage you to sign-up to this course.
Registration through inspira:
LMS-2679
Contact learning@un.org for information.
Webinar: 1.5 hours long via Webex, invite sent when enrolled.

 Mandatory Training for Staff Members in Procurement

Course Name Direct Link /Contact Modality/ Mandate
Procurement Suite4 procuretrainingcampus.dfs.un.org Online learning programmes.
Refer to A/RES/62/269 on procurement reform.

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The Fundamentals of Procurement; Ethics and Integrity in Procurement; Best Value for Money; Overview of the Procurement Manual 


 Mandatory Courses for all Staff of DPKO, DFS and Field Missions led by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations

Course Name Direct Link /Contact Modality/ Mandate
Information Sensitivity in Peacekeeping Registration through inspira:
LMS-2194
Self-paced Learning Activities

 Mandatory Courses for all Staff arriving in a peacekeeping mission

Course Name Direct Link /Contact Modality/ Mandate
Mission-specific Induction Training Contact the IMTC/Training Focal Point in the respective mission 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 Staff Members going to Non-Headquarters Duty Stations and Missions5

Course Name Direct Link /Contact Modality/ Mandate
Advanced Security in the Field Registration through inspira:
LMS-2976
Online learning programmes.

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There are some exceptions; check the Travel Advisory for up to date information


 Mandatory Courses for Staff arriving in a duty station where SSAFE is a training requirement

Course Name Direct Link /Contact Modality/ Mandate
Safe and Secure Approaches in Field Environments (SSAFE)6 Contact Mr. Jacques Legros at legrosj@un.org for information. This instructor-led in-person course is designed to achieve a global standard for UN staff operating in high-risk environments. Refer to Security Policy Manual, Framework of Accountability for the United Nations Security Management System, Chapter II, sections Q.28, P.6. and P.9.
 

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SSAFE is a security risk mitigating measure. Successful completion of SSAFE prior to deployment/or when mandated is a requirement established by the Designated Official depending on the security situation in a particular country.


 Mandatory Training for Staff deploying at DPKO-led field missions up to/including D1

Course Name Direct Link /Contact Modality/ Mandate
Civilian Pre-deployment Training (CPT) Contact CPT Team at cptcoordinators@un.org for information Blended learning programme (9 hours e-learing + 5-day residential course held at RSC Entebbe, Uganda. Refer to Code Cable 1006 of 14 May 2012 from USG’s DFS & DPKO to Heads of Field Operation.)

 Mandatory Training for newly appointed Senior Leaders in Peacekeeping Operations at D2, ASG & USG levels

Course Name Direct Link /Contact Modality/ Mandate
Senior leadership Programme (SLP)7 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.

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To be taken within the first 6 months of employment 


United Nations Secretariat staff members should access all self-paced courses through the inspira LMS, so that their learning records are updated correctly. Consultants and other personnel as well as non-Secretariat staff can access these courses through the following host websites:

Course Name External Website
Mandatory Courses for All Staff Members  For those with a UN or UN entity email (ie. @un.org, @undp.org, etc.): elearning.un.org
For those with a generic or outside entity email (ie. @gmail.com, @privatefirm.com, etc.): UNKampus Portals
Overview of the Procurement Manual Procurement Training Site
procuretrainingcampus.org/login/index.php
Key pages: