E-Learning Course on Ethics & UNRWA Standard of Conduct
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The United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution No. 302 (IV) on 8 December 1949 creating
the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in
response to the plight of refugees in the aftermath of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. UNRWA’s current
mandate expires on 30 June 2011.
With its roughly 29,000 staff, UNRWA provides basic education, health services, relief and social
services and microfinance and micro enterprise services and carries out infrastructure and camp
improvement projects for more than 4.6 million Palestine refugees in lordan, Syria, Lebanon, the
West Bank and Gaza Strip, referred to as the Agency’s five ‘fields’ (for details please check
UNRWA is intending to develop an e-learning course on Ethics and the Agency’s Standards of
Conduct that shall be made available to its entire staff members Agency-wide via the UNRWA
Intranet and local Installations, with a particular focus on reaching out to locally-recruited ‘area’ staff
in remote locations, which make up the bulk of UNRWA’s work force. The e-learning course will
complement other learning activities and initiatives within the ethics area. UNRWA has currently no
Agency wide ethics training programme. The current training is delivered on an ad-hoc basis as
workshops or instructor-led classroom training.
The amount of locations spread out in 5 different fields, and the number of staff working in UNRWA
makes e-learning a necessary delivery method in order to reach all staff.
The above is a summarized version of the original procurement notice.