On 2 February 2016, the UNODC Global eLearning Programme launched a new Anti-Corruption Course in its Learning Management System. The course consists of two eLearning modules - "Introduction to Anti-corruption" and "Advanced Anti-corruption: Prevention of Corruption". The course has been designed by experts from the Corruption and Economic Crime Branch of UNODC and has the objective to improve the learners' understanding of the provisions of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).
The first eLearning module, "Introduction to Anti-Corruption", provides an overview of UNCAC. Learners will be able to better understand what corruption is and the socio-economics consequences it can have. The module further explains how UNCAC, as the only global, comprehensive, legally binding anti-corruption instrument, can provide a fundamental legal framework for the fight against corruption across the globe.
The second module, "Advanced Anti-Corruption: Prevention of Corruption", provides learners with a more thorough understanding of preventive measures enshrined in chapter II of UNCAC. Sub-chapters of the module explain, for instance, anti-corruption measures in the procurement process, conflict of interest regulations, steps in the design of anti-corruption strategies and judicial integrity measures. The modules, which take between one and two hours to complete, entail a small pre- and post-training test to assess the participants knowledge increase. Upon completion of each module, learners will receive a certificate.
The Anti-Corruption Course is available in the Public Area of the UNODC eLearning Platform. The Public Area of the learning management system consists of awareness raising modules available to any registered users, and contains two modules on Human Rights in English, one module on HIV/AIDS in English and French, and the Anti-corruption course in English. Any member of the general public can register for these modules at the following link: https://golearn.unodc.org.
As a demonstration of keen interest of the public on this important topics, after the launch announcement, the introduction module has been accessed by more than 100 learners in less than 24 hours.
The course will be available also in Arabic as of mid/late-February 2016.
For more information on the UNODC Global eLearning Programme and courses available, please visit: https://www.unodc.org/elearning/frontpage.jsp.