At the United Nations, we learn on the job as we work with experienced colleagues in fulfilling the mandates of the Organization, as well as through technical and substantive training. The UN has resources to help you develop UN knowledge, competencies, and expanded professional skills for your role to help you reach your career goals.

UN Learning Principles

  • Shared responsibility
    Learning and development is a responsibility shared by the Organization, its managers and each individual staff member. Learning opportunities are made available to staff at all levels.
  • Learning Plans
    Managers are required to agree on learning and development plans with individual staff members in the context of ongoing performance management. Plans should be based on job requirements and a staff member’s career aspirations. Every staff member should undertake at least five days of learning activities each year. Learning can take the form of courses, online options, special assignments, on-the-job training, coaching and mentoring.
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