The UN is made up of 193 Member
states and therefore brings together staff from 193 countries who work together
on a day-to-day basis. This rich cultural diversity is one of the hallmarks of
the organization. However, while staff may be from different countries, they do
not represent the interests of those countries in the UN context.
A peacekeeping operation involves peacekeepers working
in a well mixed institution, both culturally and in terms of diverse
institutional backgrounds such as the civilian, military and police.
Once a person enters the UN system, he or she is to carry out duties, in
the interest of the Organization only, as outlined in the United Nations
charter. UN staff are called upon to serve the universal ideals of peace,
respect for fundamental rights, and international cooperation. UN staff are
also required to sign the Oath of Office, which represents commitment towards
upholding the highest levels of efficiency, competence and integrity.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
Define the UN core values
Enhance your awareness and
familiarity with the UN Core Values
Describe the UN Core Competencies for
effective performance on the job
Explain the UN Core Managerial
competencies for effective managerial excellence on the job
Explain the application and use of
the core competencies in the development and strengthening careers.