Background

Under this agenda item, the Committee was briefed by the representative of the United Nations System Staff College on the progress in the redesign of the United Nations leadership programme. The redesigned programme sought to be innovative and to bring leadership in the United Nations system beyond specific organizational issues, by taking a thematic approach to development. In this regard, the college was trying to gear itself towards becoming the centre of excellence for system-wide knowledge management, training and continuous learning that was envisaged in its statute.

Discussion

In commenting on the recent developments, members of the Committee stressed the importance of making the United Nations leadership programme relevant. The need to develop a common United Nations culture was highlighted. It was further suggested that the leadership programme should focus on the training of resident coordinators and target mid-level managers at the P-4 and P-5 levels.

Action

The Committee took note for the record of the briefing by the representative of the United Nations System Staff College on the United Nations leadership programme.