Categories/Affliliations eligible and not eligible to take language courses at UNHQ

Eligible (Non-paying)

  • United Nations Secretariat staff members (Secretariat, UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNOPS), including those at other duty stations for online courses (with contracts ending after the last class of the course)  (See Note 1)
  • Delegates of the Permanent Missions to the United Nations
  • Delegates of Non-Member States with a standing invitation to participate as an observer (Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See and Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine).
  • All ICSC staff (Secretariat and Permanent Missions to the UN)
  • All ACABQ members
  • UN Tour Guides
  • UN Retirees (Secretariat, UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNOPS) (See Note 1)
  • UN WOMEN with approval from their HR. (See Note 2)

Eligible (Paying - see rates per course)

  • Mission staff of Permanent missions to the UN (White D on badge)
  • Mission experts of Permanent mission to the UN (White D with red stripe across it on badge)
  • Delegates of Intergovernmental organizations (as listed here)
  • Specialised agencies and related organizations maintaining liaison offices at Headquarters
  • UNFCU (Up to 10 participants) with approval from their HR
  • UN accredited Press (both White and Green P on badge)
  • UN recognized Spouses/Partners of staff members
  • NYLESA members

Not Eligibile

  • Spouses of United Nations Diplomats
  • Consultants and/or affiliates
  • UN Child Care Centre
  • NATO representatives
  • Embassies and consulates to the United States
  • Children of all United Nations Staff and Diplomats
  • Interns
  • NGO staff
  • UNIS teachers
  • United States Committee for UNICEF
  • Women's Guild
  • Restaurant Associates
  • American Express
  • Various church affiliations
  • When Actually Employed (WAE staff)