The UNODC Global eLearning Programme began in June 2010 and builds on UNODC's previous experience and achievements in Computer Based Training (CBT). The CBT centres were stand-alone training units, catering to a "one size fits all" model. Leveraging the advances of Internet technology, the UNODC Global eLearning Programme offers the advantage of a comprehensive training and learning solutions that can be customised for the needs of the end-user. In 2015, the programme delivered services to all continents and reached over 6,000 end-users.
The UNODC Global eLearning Programme develops learning contents in collaboration with UNODC senior international experts in each specific thematic field. Current security and human threats such as transnational organized crime, illicit drugs, trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants, and issues relating to border control, forensics and laboratories, controlled deliveries, security and travel documents, intelligence, HIV and AIDS and human rights are covered by 21 courses.
Each learning module is developed in English and is then translated into other languages, upon request from Member States. There are currently more than 200 modules in English and in 12 other languages. This number is constantly growing as a result of new production and continuous translation of existing modules into different languages. Each eLearning course can contain one or more modules and has its own web-links and resources.
Since 2010, the UNODC Global eLearning Programme has been funded by the European Union and the Governments of Australia, Japan, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and others.