Due to Covid-19, LODU will be offering courses online for the Fall 2020 Semester. During this challenging time, changes may occur and we will be monitoring the situation to make routine adjustments as needed.


What is multilingualism? 

Multilingualism is a multifaceted concept. Depending on the context, it can refer to the working languages of the Secretariat, the official languages of the UN, or any other combination of languages. 

Multilingualism does not necessarily require the use of multiple languages. However, it does require to make deliberate – not default – language choices, based on a careful analysis of the target audience, relevant mandates and available resources. 

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Event and News Announcements

COVID-19 can't stop Vienna's UN language training programme

Despite the challenges the pandemic has brought upon us around the globe, the UN Language Programme team in Vienna has managed to swiftly adjust from “physical to virtual classrooms”!  Learn more

First contact with a new language

In support of multilingualism at the United Nations, the UNOV/UNODC Staff Development Unit has launched a new initiative to advertise its language courses. Learn more


China Summer Study Programme

Join our UN Learning Session on improving your Chinese level at Nanjing Summer University, one of the most prestigious institutes in China. Learn more                                                            


Arabic Language Day
Multilingualism and the UN

How to enrol

Registration period: 
31 August 2020 - 11 September 2020

Semester period:
21 September 2020 - 22 January 2021

Christmas holidays:
21 December 2020 - 1 January 2021

25 - 29 of January 2021

 To register, please log into your Learning Management System (LMS) on Inspira or proceed to register by creating a profile via the sign-up elearning.un.org