Annual Report 2020

In 2020, COVID-19 challenged the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) to deliver learning differently. UNSSC staff learned how to grow digitally and deliver learning opportunities to support the achievement of the 2030 Agenda, the sustaining peace resolutions and management reform – all the while fostering adaptability, resiliency and agility.

In 2020, the College became a full-fledged online learning provider for the first time in its history. A total of 281 learning activities and courses reached over 57,000 beneficiaries and partners. Online learning activities grew to 85 per cent of total activities in 2020, up from 24 per cent in 2019. This increase illustrates its successful and seamless incorporation of digital learning and training practices.

Widespread training and knowledge were needed to build skills and competencies in line with emerging needs. Against this backdrop, the Staff College rose to the challenge to ensure learning for UN staff and relevant partners. Led by our mission to empower people through learning, and in line with our strategic plan, we: 

-     Advanced knowledge and learning to enable UN staff and partners at all levels and in all roles and functions to increase their substantive knowledge, core professional skills, and functional competencies.

-    Led programmes and initiatives to empower UN staff to collaborate system-wide to break down silos and foster partnerships with public and private stakeholders.

-    Leveraged our expertise to enable UN staff and partners to display an ability to think and work differently to respond and adapt to changing contexts.


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