E-learning training to tackle sexual exploitation and abuse
The Department of Field Support launched a new online training programme on the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse in September 2016. The training programme is mandatory for all uniformed and civilian personnel and is intended to strengthen training on the standards of conduct, with a special focus on sexual exploitation and abuse. The programme is part of the wider effort to implement a series of corrective and preventive measures, following a number of allegations of such misconduct, including within the ranks of its peacekeepers.
“The new e-learning programme is an important step in reinforcing our prevention efforts against misconduct by UN personnel,” said Under-Secretary-General for Field Support Atul Khare. The new online learning programme was developed by the Department of Field Support with the generous funding of the Government of Japan. The roll-out to all field missions, as well as all peacekeeping and field support personnel in Headquarters, was completed by the end of 2016. The programme will be available for all Secretariat personnel in early 2017. The new programme complements the pre-deployment training that Member States are currently responsible for providing. The programme will be translated into all UN official languages, as well as languages of top troop and police-contributing countries.
If you are a UN staff member and would like to complete in the training now, please go to Inspira and enroll. The course codes for the two courses are LMS-2398 (all staff) and LMS-2399 (managers and commanders).