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.  


 Mandatory Courses for All Staff Members

Course Name Direct Link /Contact Modality/ Mandate
Basic Security in the Field - Staff Safety, Health and Welfare Training1 inspira.un.org Online learning programme.
Refer to ST/SGB/2003/19
Prevention of Workplace Harassment, Sexual Harassment, and Abuse of Authority in the Workplace inspira.un.org Online learning programme.
Refer to ST/SGB/2005/20
HIV/AIDS in the Workplace Orientation Programme2
Online programme:
inspira.un.org

Instructor-led programme:
Contact learning@un.org  for information and registration

Online or half-day instructor-led programme. Refer to ST/SGB/2007/12
Ethics and Integrity at the United Nations inspira.un.org Online learning programme.
Refer to A/60/568
Information-security Awareness Foundational inspira.un.org Online learning programme.
Refer to Memo from USG DM to Heads of Departments and Offices of 7 March 2015
United Nations Human Rights Responsibilities3 inspira.un.org Online learning programme. Refer to ST/SGB/2016/12; ST/IC/2016/15
I Know Gender inspira.un.org Online learning programme. Refer to ST/IC/2016/15
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN Personnel inspira.un.org Online learning programme. Refer to ST/IC/2017/17

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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. Contact Mr. Jose Veliz at velizj@un.org for information Half-day instructor-led programme. Refer to ST/SGB/2011/5
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN Personnel: Managers and Commanders inspira.un.org Online learning programme. Refer to ST/IC/2017/17

 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  Mr. Eran Schweiger at schweigere@un.org for information 3-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. 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.


 Mandatory Training for Staff Members in Procurement

Course Name Direct Link /Contact Modality/ Mandate
Procurement Suite4 inspira.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 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 inspira.un.org 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 Ms. Juliana Ribeiro at ribeiro@un.org for information and registration Blended learning programme (e-learning + 5-day residential course held at UNLB in Brindisi).
Refer to Code Cable 1006 of 14 May 2012 from USGs DFS & DPKO to Heads of Field Operations.

 Mandatory Training 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 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
Prevention of Workplace Harassment, Sexual Harassment, and Abuse of Authority in the Workplace hrits4.un.org:8080/Harassment
Basic and Advanced Security in the Field DSS Portal
training.dss.un.org
Information Security Awareness
HIV/AIDS in the Workplace Orientation Programme UN Cares uncares.org/ecourse/
Ethics and integrity at the United Nations Staff College Portal portals.unssc.org
Overview of the Procurement Manual Procurement Training Site
procuretrainingcampus.org/login/index.php
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