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This course is provided by UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE. 

Duration: 19-30 October 2015

Course Objective

The more connected the world becomes, the more urgent the need to manage diversity effectively and build an inclusive culture. "Global Diversity" provides a sound understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion and the impact it has on teamwork, motivation, productivity, quality improvement, etc.

The online course starts with a self-assessment - The Global Diversity Survey – which helps highlight specific areas for professional development. The course then covers the meaning of diversity, culture and inclusion, the business case for diversity, and the connection to leadership and values. 

This course is provided by UNITAR for a FEE. 

Duration: 5 weeks, 04 May to 05 June 2015

Course Objective

At the end of the course, the participants should be able to:

  • Express a clear concept of governance and its guiding principles such as transparency, accountability, anti-corruption, environmental safeguards, corporate social responsibility, public participation, etc.;
  • Rate the quality of governance of revenues from their respective countries’ extractive industries; and
  • Propose a more sound management of resources from extractive industries for the improvement of economic performance.

This course is provided by ITC-ILO for a FEE.

Duration: 30 Mar 2015 - 22 May 2015

Course Objective

An interactive e-learning opportunity on green jobs concepts and definitions, through a review of tools, selected literature and ongoing practices, featuring the world of work's contribution to sustainable development.

This course is provided by ITC-ILO for a FEE. 

Duration: 13 to 24 October 2014

Course Objective

Training of trainers concerning the HIV and AIDS Recommendation, 2010 (No.200), the ILO Code of Practice on HIV and AIDS and the World of Work, including a specific approach for the informal economy, together with elements of social protection, gender and social dialogue.

This online course is provided by UN cares for FREE. 

Duration: Anytime, unlimited access

Course Objective

How is HIV transmitted? How can I know if I am HIV positive? Are condoms safe? How to talk to my partner about HIV? How does HIV affect men and women differently? Is HIV still an issue? Can I work for the UN if I am HIV positive? How can I help?

This online course is provided by UN PAN for FREE.

Duration: Anytime, unlimited access.

Course Objective

This course aims to enhance the capacity of Human Resources Managers in the Public Service in Africa and to contribute to the improvement of analysis and formulation of effective human resource development policies and strategies as part of public service transformation in African countries.

This course is provided by the UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE. 

Duration: 5 days, dates for 2015 to be announced soon

Course Objective

The UN System Staff College, in close collaboration with OHCHR and other UN Agencies, offers its services to the leadership of UN Country Teams and programme staff alike with a view to build capacity to integrate human rights into all policy and programming processes. UNSSC led the update of the HRBA Common Learning Package in 2011 which ensured the inclusion of results-based management (RBM) elements and programmatically relevant information on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process, and has conducted several train-the-trainer workshops on the Common Learning Package (  through which a critical mass of resource persons from various UN Agencies was built) and is developing a number of e-learning tools.  

This course is provided by UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE. 

Duration: 25-28 August 2015

Course Objective

The UN System Staff College, in close collaboration with OHCHR and other UN Agencies, offers its services to UN Country Teams with a view to build capacity to integrate human rights into all policy and programming processes. UNSSC led the update of the UN HRBA Common Learning Package in 2011 which ensured the inclusion of results-based management (RBM) elements and programmatically relevant information on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process. The Staff College has conducted several train-the-trainer workshops on the UN HRBA Common Learning Package, through which a critical mass of resource persons from various UN Agencies was built into a roster. UNSSC regularly delivers in-country, regional and global level training on the Human Rights-based Approach to Development Programming.

This course is provided by ITC-ILO for a FEE. 

Duration: Sep 22, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014

Course Objective

Participants will explore innovative new tools that complement the classic participatory gender auditing (PGA) tools for gender audits in large organizations. The focus is on surveys, knowledge-sharing and report-writing.

This course is offered by ITC-ILO for a FEE. 

Duration: 3-7 November 2014

Course Objective

The aim of impact evaluation is to assess the relevance and effectiveness of a development project or programme in accomplishing the desired change in the well-being of the affected target population as well as to measure the attained improvements in pre-defined indicators in the particular sector, where applicable, that are attributable to the development intervention. It is usually undertaken during a defined period of time subsequent to project/programme completion using a variety of tools and techniques including counterfactual impact evaluation using the control group method that measures/compares the results achieved with what would have happened (to the beneficiaries) had the project/programme intervention not taken place. The participants will be guided to perform an impact evaluation for a selected project (case study) based on the learning contents pursued in the course.

 

Category: Data Revolution

This course is offered by UN PAN for FREE. 

Duration: Anytime, unlimited access. 

Course Objective

This course describes the fundamental infrastructures that are required for the success of e-government development. An overview on the different information-related infrastructures that are fundamental to the implementation of e-government, such as e-record, portals, and e-payment are provided. These info-structures are important to enable interoperability among government programmes, both for information sharing and for business transactions. The course also covers a wide range of management issues, such as content management, knowledge management, storage management, and metadata.

This course is provided by UNITAR for a FEE. 

Duration: 9 weeks, 15 Sep - 14 Nov 2014

Course Objective

Participants will be able to recognize the role of social media in changing the way that information is created, organized, shared and accessed. They will have an opportunity to use some popular social media tools; analyze their utility; identify their adaptability to specific contexts at the workplace; and compare the utility of various applications after analyzing the context of usage. Participants will also be able to recognize the importance of issues such as security, privacy and intellectual property rights while using social media applications.

Category: Technology

This course is provided by UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE. 

Duration: 19-22 May 2015 

Course Objective

This course brings Programme and Operations staff together to develop a strategic, results based and integrated approach to programme and operations enhancing efficiencies and productivity gains of the integrated approach. It focuses on results-based strategies and log frames, monitoring & evaluation, key performance indicators, and reporting mechanisms in support of development and humanitarian needs of countries. It includes sessions on how to improve programmatic and operational synergies. It identifies linkages and opportunities for coherence, simplification and harmonization. The objective is to create strong team alignment that enable both groups to work as strategic partners, while strengthening collaboration, promoting a culture of greater cohesion in the system and enhancing programme effectiveness at the country level.

This course is offered by the UNSSC for a FEE. 

Duration: 5 days, 22-26 September

Course Objective

Corruption is found in rich and poor, developing and developed countries alike, albeit in different forms and magnitude. Evidence confirms that corruption hurts the poor disproportionately and hinders efforts to achieve the MDGs by reducing access to social services and diverting resources away from investments in infrastructure, institutions and social services. Corruption also undermines democracy and the rule of law, leads to violations of human rights, distorts markets, erodes quality of life and allows organized crime, terrorism and other threats to human security to flourish.

On 14 December 2005 the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) entered into force. As of November 2011 it has been ratified or acceded to by 156 States. It is widely accepted as the international framework guiding the fight against corruption and it provides common standards for national policies, institutions and practices in the areas of preventing corruption and criminalization and law enforcement. It also enshrines the need for capacity development to meet these standards, through technical assistance and information exchange. It links corruption to sustainable development, national stability, human security, democracy and the rule of law.

Corruption exacts a higher price on poor people, whether in the forms of bribes, as an invisible additional ‘tax’, or by lowering the quality of services they are entitled to, and it must therefore be tackled in the context of the wider political economy of public sector governance in each country.

Like Member States, UN Agencies are expected to use the framework in their anti-corruption and broader programming activities. Mainstreaming anti-corruption is most likely to be successful if it is closely integrated into overall policy and program guidance, and for the UN system that will include the need to integrate anti-corruption into the UNDAF and national programming processes.

In view of the UN’s long standing experience in integrating international normative standards into domestic legislation and national development plans and policies, UNSSC, in close collaboration with UNODC and UNDP is developing a Resource Package and Training Materials for use in an upcoming inter-agency ToT focused on the application of anti-corruption as an important programmatic consideration into the UN programming process.

This online course is provided by UNITAR for a FEE. 

Duration: 6 to 17 October 2014

Course Objective

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

• Define the concept of International Environmental Governance (IEG) and identify its main actors.
• Identify the main elements of IEG and list the fundamental principles of good environmental governance.
• Identify the role of the United Nations bodies, agencies and programmes for development and implementation of international environmental law and policy.
• Identify and describe the role of MEA bodies and Non-State actors in international law and policy-making and in their implementation.
• Recommend a specific legal instrument to deal with a particular international environmental problem and consider a more suitable forum to negotiate such a legal instrument.
• Identify the shortcomings and strengths of the current IEG regime and describe the approaches for reforming it.
• Recommend a particular approach for reforming the current IEG regime.

This course is offered by ITC-ILO for a FEE. 

Duration: 15 to 19 September 2014

Course Objective

The course provides a comprehensive review of the most important IFRS and SIC/IFRIC interpretations, explains the requirements and choices for IFRS financial statements, analyses, IFRS amendments, latest developments and changes. This course will help officials to understand the main issues to be addressed when applying IFRS. Participants will also receive information on the latest developments and anticipated changes to IFRS. Using the real-world company financial statements and other case studies, officials will learn how to apply IFRS accounting principles.

This online course is provided by UNITAR for a FEE. 

Duration: 4 weeks, 24 Sep to 29 Oct 2014

Course Objective

  • Identify the principles and rules, sources and sanctions of International Humanitarian Law.
  • Determine the scope of applicability of International Humanitarian Law with regard to the applicability of Human Rights Law and unconventional conflicts such as terrorism.
  • Analyze the core principles guiding the means and methods of warfare and assess their efficacy regarding modern weapons namely drones and ‘killer robots’.
  • Discuss the fundamental knowledge of protection granted to the victims of war, combatants and civilian persons and goods.
  • Critically analyze how International Humanitarian Law overall responds to emerging challenges.

 

 

This online course is provided by UNITAR for a FEE. 

Duration: This course is offered in Spring and Fall semesters. Please check UNITAR's website for more information. 

Course Description

The International Master's Degree in Conflictology presents empirical knowledge and insight on conflict resolution, transformation, mediation and management, for conflicts of all importance, be they interpersonal or global. Practitioners and academics from prestigious universities, the United Nations and peace research institutes guide participants through the virtual learning environment, enabling them to learn about the peaceful resolution of conflicts and prepare for professional practice. This programme trains participants in all applications of conflictology and facilitates the development of professional projects by giving participants access to the largest network of people working to promote peace.

This course is provided by UNITAR for FREE. 

Duration: 03 Feb - 19 Dec 2014

Course Objective

With a view to avoid and minimize the environmental impacts of peacekeeping missions, DPKO and the Department of Field Support (DFS) adopted an Environmental Policy for UN Field Missions in June 2009.  Furthermore, Global Field Support Strategy was approved by Member States in 2010. While the main aim of this five year strategy is to improve operational efficiency and transform service delivery, one of its secondary aims is to reduce the in-country environmental impact of peacekeeping and special political missions.

However, despite these positive developments, recent policy analysis report, titled Greening the Blue Helmets: Environment, Natural Resources and UN Peacekeeping Operations, prepared by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in close collaboration with DPKO and DFS, has shown that while the new policy had catalysed positive change in some peacekeeping missions – including testing and field application of resource-efficient practices, technologies and behaviours – the adoption of the policy in the field has to date been limited and ad hoc. This report further identifies opportunities for peacekeeping operations to capitalize on natural resources to contribute to stability and early peacebuilding outcomes, including employment, livelihoods, economic recovery and reconciliation.

This training course focuses on the environment and natural resource management in a post-conflict context. It is a general awareness training that targets all military, civilian and police personnel and should be completed either pre-deployment or once in-mission. Key areas of learning include minimizing the environmental impact of peacekeeping missions, improving operational efficiency from an environmental perspective and addressing environmental and natural resource challenges at field level.

This course is provided by UNITAR for a FEE. 

Duration: 15 to 26 September 2014

Course Objective

This course aims to provide a broad introduction to International Environmental Law’s (IEL) main topics by introducing its sources and fundamental principles, law-making processes, main actors and the implementation and compliance procedures needed to understand the content of MEAs.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the role and importance of international law in the protection of the environment and identify the main actors involved in the development of IEL.
  • Describe the historical evolution of IEL and identify the key legal instruments in its evolution.
  • Identify the mechanisms and techniques established to ensure compliance with environmental obligations.
  • Differentiate between the different sources of international environmental law.
  • Analyze the major principles and emerging concepts of IEL and apply them to concrete situations.
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