Board Members acknowledged that the organization is well equipped to provide UN staff with substantive knowledge for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, UN Reform processes and Sustaining Peace resolutions.

The Board of Governors of the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) held its nineteenth session in Turin on 22 February 2019. The meeting was chaired by the United Nations Chef de Cabinet, Ms. Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti. 

During the session, the Board acknowledged the excellent results achieved by the College during the past year, both in terms of quality and relevance of its programmes and in terms of sound financial management.

The Board endorsed the changes made to the UNSSC Strategic Plan 2018 – 2021 and noted that the plan meets the demands expressed by the UN system and Member States to equip UN staff with appropriate knowledge and skills in support of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, Sustaining Peace resolutions and UN reform efforts. 

It was highlighted that the College is in a unique position to play a coordinating role to increase UN personnel’s understanding of the linkages between different programmatic areas in support of the SDGs. Furthermore, the Board acknowledged the College for its commendable work in fostering a culture of change and innovation across the UN through the UN Lab for Organizational Knowledge and Change (UNLOCK)

In conclusion, all members recognised that the College has built a sound base for expanding its operations further in 2019, advancing its vision of ‘providing skills and knowledge to empower the most valuable resource of the UN system: our people.’