UN System Staff College

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About Us

Our vision

We aim to provide the skills and knowledge to empower the most valuable resource of the UN system: our people


Our mission

The mission of the Staff College is to contribute to a more effective, results-oriented and agile United Nations through learning, training and knowledge dissemination.


Based in Torino, Italy, the UN System Staff College (UNSSC) has been running courses and delivering learning initiatives to United Nations personnel for more than a decade, reaching on average 7,000 beneficiaries across the globe each year. Through its programmes and services, the UNSSC can assist UN organizations and their staff to develop the skills and competencies needed to meet the global challenges faced by the UN.

Created by the General Assembly to improve the UN system’s effectiveness, the UNSSC is in the unique position to act as an agent of change and innovation from within the system itself by helping to build a more effective and responsive team of leaders and a more cohesive management culture. We believe that by learning as one and by sharing knowledge, UN staff become better equipped to deliver as one unified and coherent system, rather than as a fragmented body of institutions with different mandates.

To this end, the UNSSC offers a wide range of learning and training opportunities for UN organizations, including:

  • Residential workshops, seminars and training courses
  • Distance learning initiatives
  • E-learning and research in lessons learned and good practice
  • Awareness-raising projects
  • Advisory services
  • Coaching and mentoring services
  • Tailor-made projects and technical support
  • Publications