UN Courses

Courses tagged with "un courses": 109

This course is provided by ITC ILO for a FEE.

Duration: 10 November 2014 to 06 November 2015

Course Objective

This Master provides participants with the knowledge and skills for effective participation in the management of development programmes and projects. It explores the evolution of development theories and how successful national development requires integration of the outcome of sound socioeconomic analysis with an enabling legal environment. The content is multidisciplinary, ranging from exploration of key topics in development economics, to the rule of law and the factors influencing the design and effective operation of development institutions. In addition, the programme explores the full spectrum of managerial and analytical competencies needed for project cycle management (PCM) and related interpersonal skills.

Category: End poverty

This online course is provided by UN Public Administration Network (UNPAN) for FREE. 

Duration: Anytime, unlimited access

Course Objective

This online training course is designed as a brief introduction to Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation (RBME) for the Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals.

Topics included:

  • History and Summary Reports of the MDGs
  • Logical Framework Approach and RBME
  • Monitoring Parameters
  • Managing the Shift to RBME
Category: End poverty

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 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 course is provided by ITC-ILO for a FEE.

Duration: 8-30 September 2014

Course Objective

The general objective of the course is to facilitate the knowledge and skills required for dealing effectively with safety and health management in enterprises. OSH professionals need a multidisciplinary background to successfully operate in the broad field of OSH, therefore the programme incorporates training sessions on all the topics and disciplines relevant to OSH. The training focuses not only on OSH issues but also on the development of organizational, managerial and interpersonal skills. Study visits to 15 different productive settings are planned in order to offer direct interaction with experts in the field.

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

Duration: 29 Sep 2014 to 03 Oct 2014

Course Objective

Child labour is a barrier to education for all. This course explores policy measures and programmes to remove the barriers to education that working children face.

This course is provided by ITC-ILO for a FEE (partial fellowship available). 

Duration: 23-27 March 2015

Course Objective

The workshop proposes to look at how organizations have embraced gender mainstreaming, the success and barriers, but goes much further by looking at gender as part of an organizational change management strategy rather than a “stand alone” agenda item. In this workshop we will not only review the benefi ts and drawbacks of targeted measures to achieve equality but we will also look at other strategies at the organizational level to take into account gender issues and women’s rights. In this workshop participants will explore ways of mainstreaming gender in organizational change and apply change management approaches and tools to support and promote gender equality in organizations. Through the integration of the two approaches (change management and gender mainstreaming) we will discuss successful strategies for change and assess the most successful elements conducive for gender equality.

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

Duration: 9-20 February 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 online course is provided by UNITAR for a FEE.

Duration: 5 weeks, 24 Sep to 29 Oct 2014

Course Objective

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

  • Reflect on gender as a lens for better understanding of human experience;
  • Apply a gender lens to conflict and peace processes;
  • Examine peacebuilding models and their contribution to gender inclusion strategies;
  • Analyze leadership models for maximizing the inclusion of women in leadership.

This course is provided by UNITAR for a FEE. 

Duration: 01 Sep - 02 Sep 2014

Course Objective

At the end of this orientation programme, participants will be able to: 
  • Describe and distinguish the core institutions and mechanisms of the international human rights protection system;
  • Actively participate in human-rights related negotiations at United Nations Headquarters.
  • The two-day programme will cover discussion topics including:

    • Historical overview of the international human rights normative framework;
    • OHCHR’s mandate, working methods, thematic and country-related work;
    • Human Rights Council: structure, functioning and programme of work;
    • Human Rights Council mechanisms: the Universal Periodic Review and special procedures;
    • Human rights treaty bodies;
    • Mainstreaming human rights in development, humanitarian action and peace operations.

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

Duration: Nov 10, 2014 to Nov 21, 2014

Course Objective

Discuss gender approaches and tools to bring gender equality into the mainstream of labour-related development activities. Use the regulatory framework, gender analysis and planning tools.

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 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 online course is provided by the  International Monetary Fund (IMF) through eDx for FREE. 

Duration: 2 weeks, starts on 01 October 2014

Course Objective

Energy subsidies are an issue in practically every country in the world. Pre-tax subsidies, which arise when energy consumers pay less than the supply cost of energy, are high in many emerging and developing economies, and have risen in recent years. Although pre-tax subsidies are not a large enough problem in advanced economies to cause fiscal difficulties, these countries have tax subsidies, where the taxes imposed on energy are not high enough to account for all of the adverse effects of excessive energy consumption, including on the environment. The issue of energy subsidy reform is not new. Despite widespread recognition of their adverse consequences, energy subsidies have proven difficult to reform.

This course builds on an extensive cross-country analysis, which is reported in the recently published IMF book on “Energy Subsidy Reform: Lessons and Implications,” to make recommendations on how to best implement reforms aimed at reducing state subsidies on energy.

In the first part of the course, economists from the IMF will introduce the definition and measurement of subsidies, and then describe the economic, social, and environmental implications of subsidies. The second part of the course has two principal purposes: first, to review what works best in energy subsidy reform, in light of country experiences globally; and second, to illustrate successes and failures in particular country contexts by summarizing some case studies.

Whether you are a civil servant working on economic issues for your country or simply interested in better understanding issues related to energy subsidies, this course will provide hands-on training on the design of successful reforms of energy subsidies.

You are welcome to join us in this exciting two-week course!

Energy Subsidy Reform is offered by the IMF with financial support from the Government of Belgium.

This course is provided by UNIDO for a FEE.

Duration: 18-26 November 2014

Course Objective

The course “Sustainable Energy Solutions” is organized jointly by UNIDO and the International Centre for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE) in Ljubljana. It aims to address some of the key issues pertaining to sustainable energy by raising awareness amongst a group of selected participants conveying an in-depth understanding of energy policy, technology and financing as planning tools for developing sustainable energy systems.

The 9 day course offers a dynamic mix of lecture-based and participatory teaching methods supported by guided excursions to green enterprises and research centers. It is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with current and expected trends in sustainable energy solutions and provide participants with an opportunity to reflect on practical, innovative and cost effective ways to address sustainability problems within the energy industry and systems.

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: 29 September to 10 October 2014

Course Objective

The forum will focus on a set of policy and operational measures which can enhance the effectiveness and impact of public investment in infrastructure and public employment programmes in the context of a long-term development framework. Relevant development efforts by national governments and international agencies will be considered during the event. Pertinent concepts, approaches and examples of good practice will be shared to guide future decision-making on the subjects dealt with. The forum is jointly organized by the ILO's International Training Centre (ITCILO) and the Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP).

This online course is provided by UNITAR for FREE. 

Duration: 03 Jul - 31 Mar 2015

Course Objective

The new DRR Framework for Action to be adopted in March 2015 will be the outcome of a process unfolding over two years including a variety of stakeholders and several on-line, regional and thematic consultations. These consultations help build consensus but also bring to the fore new issues that have to be discussed and agreed during the Preparatory Committee Meetings and ultimately at the Sendai World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

The challenge for diplomats and experts acting as delegates is to maintain a fair appraisal of the key issues being discussed while remaining up-to-date on the current process and the forthcoming deadlines and events. This online tutorial aims to contribute to establishing a levelled playing field for all actors involved, thus facilitating in a transparent and impartial way the discussion and adoption of the new Framework.

This initiative is undertaken in consultation with the SRSG for Disaster Reduction and in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR).

This course is provided by UNITAR for FREE. 

Duration: 20 to 24 October 2014

Course Objective

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize the concepts of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction;
  • Identify the Making Cities Resilient (MCR) Global Campaign 10 Essentials to enhance resilience to disasters;
  • Adapt and use MCR Global Campaign existing tools to support capacity development needs of local governments, and identify needs for additional content and tools; 
  • Identify good practices and forms for cooperation with other participating cities

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.