In September 2016, the United Nations launched an online e-learning training programme on the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse. The training programme is mandatory for all uniformed and civilian personnel. It is intended to strengthen training on the standards of conduct, as well as the expectations of accountability and individual responsibility in matters of conduct and discipline, with a special focus on sexual exploitation and abuse.
The training programme covers the UN Standards of Conduct concerning sexual exploitation and abuse, including what qualifies as prohibited behaviour and the consequences and impact of sexual misconduct on peacekeeping personnel, operations and host populations.
The roll out of the programme to all field missions, as well as all peacekeeping and field support personnel in Headquarters, was completed in 2016. The programme will be available for all UN Secretariat personnel in 2017. The programme will be translated into all UN official languages, as well as languages of top troop and police-contributing countries.