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UN for All: dignity and inclusion in the United Nations workplace in Albania

12 March 2018
UN Albania staff receive UN for All training certificate of completion - Day 2

A key component of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is the commitment to ensure that no one is left behind. UN Cares is the UN system-wide workplace programme on HIV, which is implementing a new training programme entitled 'UN for All: Dignity and Inclusion in the UN Workplace' to help build the capacity of UN system personnel to understand the issues faced often by marginalized communities. The goal of the training is to build a more inclusive UN-system to ensure the dignity and well-being for personnel and family members, and focuses on the issues of human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity, disability, mental health and substance use.

This learning programme is being conducted in all UN offices around the world and is open to all UN personnel at all grade levels.  All UN offices in the sub-regions have already completed this training.

While, in Albania, UN for All learning programme came from February 26 to March 1, 2018. There were 4 (four) very intensive training days planned carefully, each day with a participation of 25 UN staff  ranging from heads of agencies and programme staff, to administraion and support staff, from all UN agencies operating in Albania: UNFPA, FAO, ILO, IOM, UN Women, UNDP, UNDSS, UNHCR, UNICEF, WHO and the UN Resident Coordinator's Office.

Around 100 UN staff were trained on two modules of the UN Cares UN for All, "Dignity and Inclusion in the UN workplace" learning programme in Tirana, Albania during 26 February - 1 March, 2018. The topics covered were: 1) Human Rights for All (covering four different themes: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Disabilities, Substance Use, and Mental Health); and 2) Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Including LGBTI people in the UN workplace. Based on the post-training evaluation by participantas, the majority of participants found the training very useful and the themes very important. 

The UN for All training sessions for the UN Albania staff were organised and co-facilitated by Mr. Rahim Saatov, UN Cares Focal Point for EECA, Ms. Dorina Tocaj - UNFPA Albania, SRH programme Analyst and UNAIDS Albania Focal Point, Ms. Bujana Hoti, with the great support of the UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Brian J. Williams.