Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Global eLearning Programme?
  2. How does the UNODC Global eLearning Programme raise worldwide awareness?
  3. What distinguishes the UNODC Global eLearning Programme?
  4. How can I register on the UNODC eLearning platform and take online courses?
  5. I forgot my password, what should I do?
  6. What is the public area?
  7. Why is there a restricted area?
  8. How can I get gain access to the restricted area?
  9. Is there any cost associated with the eLearning courses?
  10. Will I receive a certificate of completion?
  11. How often can I access a module?
  12. Can I retake the knowledge test?
  13. When are new courses going to be available?
  14. When are new translations going to be available?
  15. How can I print my certificates?
  16. Where can I find additional learning resources?
  17. Why can't I access some modules on my mobile?
  18. Who is the team behind the UNODC Global eLearning Programme?
  19. How do I keep myself updated about UNODC eLearning?
  20. I have unanswered questions, who should I contact?

What is the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Global eLearning Programme?

UNODCs Global eLearning Programme delivers training courses designed to strengthen the capacity of Member States to better address diverse human security and health challenges such as wildlife crime, human trafficking, drug abuse, HIV, gender-based violence, as well as promoting justice, human rights and international cooperation. Our courses have been developed by leading subject matter experts and are aligned with United Nations standards and conventions. Training is delivered online, offline and on mobile platforms and is available 24/7 to all registered users.

How does the UNODC Global eLearning Programme raise worldwide awareness?

The UNODC Global eLearning Programme offers courses in all UNODC mandate areas and enables UNODC to deliver training in a secure and cost-effective way. The UNODC Global eLearning platform offers a number of self-paced online modules that are open to the public and free of charge. In addition, our restricted area offers over 350 restricted modules reserved for officials of Member States, United Nations agencies, International Organizations and other institutions.

What distinguishes the UNODC Global eLearning Programme?

Our programme offers a unique range of eLearning training modules developed by subject matter experts and are based on United Nations standards, conventions and international best practices. Modules and courses, developed by UNODC staff and other leading international experts and covering all UNODC mandate areas, are hosted on a centralised learning management platform. Courses are customised in accordance with the learning environments, course topics and languages. Certificates of completion issued by UNODC are provided to learners who pass the training modules.

The eLearning platform is operational 24/7 and delivers online courses. Our public area provides a number of modules to the wider public. Courses are customised in accordance with the learning environments, course topics and languages.

The format of the multimedia content allows courses to be shared across the existing platforms of governmental agencies and international partners. Our learning management system can be integrated functioning inter-regional and inter-agency capacity building networks and training courses. This approach maximises our impact globally.

How can I register on the UNODC eLearning platform and take online courses?

Once you are registered on the eLearning platform, you will have access to the learning modules in the public area. You can register by clicking here.

Your username will be your email address and you may access the platform as soon as you confirm your email address.

You will need to choose a password. The password must have at least 8 characters, at least 1 digit(s), at least 1 lower case letter(s). You can unmask the password while typing it to avoid using false characters.

I forgot my password, what should I do?

If you forget your password, you may use the "Forgotten your username or password?" option on the registration/login page.

What is the public area?

The public area is a learning environment available for the wider public, free-of-charge. Anyone can access this area after registering on the eLearning platform. The public area contains the following eLearning training modules:

  • Human Rights in the Community (English)
  • Preventing Conflict Using a Human Rights Based Approach (English)
  • Essential Services Package for Women and Girls Subject to Violence:
    • Overview and Introduction (English)
    • Health Services (English)
    • Justice and Policing (English)
    • Social Services (English)
    • Coordination and Governance of Coordination (English)
  • Introduction to Anti-Corruption (English, Arabic)
  • Advanced Anti-Corruption: Prevention of Corruption (English, Arabic)
  • Alternatives to Imprisonment for Women Offenders (English)
  • UN Cares: HIV in the Workplace (English, Arabic, French, Spanish)

We are often adding new learning modules to the public area and recommend accessing the platform regularly to check for new modules. Please also consult the public area page for further details.

Why is there a restricted area?

Access to the restricted area of the Global eLearning Platform is reserved to designated groups of officials from the Member States' government authorities and organisations upon agreement with UNODC.

How can I get access to the restricted area?

The eLearning platform contains multiple learning environments:

  • The public area is free-of-charge and available to everyone
  • The 'restricted' area is reserved to designated groups upon agreements with UNODC

If the institution you represent or belong to is interested in receiving UNODC eLearning training in any of the areas encompassed by the UNODC mandates, we would be glad to consider an official request. Please contact the closest UNODC office in your country or region.

Is there any cost associated with the eLearning environments?

The courses in the public area are free of charge and available 24/7.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Yes, a certification of completion will be issued by UNODC if you pass the knowledge test with a minimum of 80%. You may access and download your certificate through the left-hand side menu of the platform.

How often can I access a module?

You may access your account as many times as you wish, as well as the modules. Pre-test and knowledge test (post-test) results are saved every time an attempt is made.

Can I retake the knowledge test?

You may retake the knowledge test (post-test) as many time as you wish. A minimum of 80% is necessary in order to obtain the certification of completion.

When are new courses going to be available?

The Global eLearning Programme is continually producing new modules and courses after a detailed assessment of needs with Member States and close collaboration with UNODC Headquarters. After production is completed, the Programme makes modules and courses available to Member States officials and, if appropriate, to the general public.

When are new translations going to be available?

The Global eLearning Programme is continually translating modules and courses into multiple languages. After translation is completed, the Global eLearning Programme makes these translated modules and courses available to Member States officials and, if appropriate, to the general public.

How can I print my certificates?

You may print your certificates by accessing the "Certificates" tab on the left-hand side menu of your learning environment. Certificates of completion are available if the learner passes a module with a score of 80% or more.

Where can I find additional learning resources?

You may access all documents used during the modules as well as additional documents by accessing the "Resource Folder" tab of the left-hand side menu of the learning environment.

Why can't I access some modules on my mobile?

The modules are customised for devices with a screen size of six inches or larger. In the past, the eLearning modules were often produced with Flash. Some mobile devices and browsers do not support this technology but as of 2015, UNODC eLearning has been producing new modules and using mobile-friendly standards such as HTML5. In the future, mobile-eLearning and micro-learning will be available.

Who is the team behind the UNODC Global eLearning Programme?

The UNODC Global eLearning Programme is based at the UNODC Headquarters in Vienna.

How do I keep myself updated about UNODC eLearning?

The best way to keep yourself updated is to visit theĀ  UNODC eLearning website. On our site you may access newsletters, information about new modules, and general statistics regarding the use and delivery of courses globally.

The UNODC Global eLearning Programme is present on Twitter and Facebook. The UNODC webpage regularly publishes articles related to the eLearning Programme.

I have an unanswered question, who should I contact?

If you have any unanswered questions, you may contact the UNODC Global eLearning Programme by filling the contact form or sending an email to unodc-elearning@un.org

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