Due to COVID 19, The Talent Development Team (Formally LODU) will continue offering courses online for the Spring 2022 Semester. 




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

Information about the semester and enrolment

Spring Semester 2022 Information

When do courses begin?

Courses begin on the 28th of February 

When will the semester end?

The semester will end on the 1st of July.

When will registration begin?

Registration for the Spring semester will begin Monday, 7 February 2022 and end on Friday, the 18th of February 2022


Spring Break:
11 April 2022 - 22 April 2022

4 July 2022 - 8 July 2022


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



How to create a staff account in inspira


All staff members have an internal Inspira (link) account that has features not accessible for non-staff members, such as mandatory and non-mandatory trainings, e-Performance module, etc.


In order to activate the internal account, please access the log-in page using the link above and then register by inputting this information:


Username: Your UN Index Number


Password: Your Year of Birth followed by the first four (4) letters of your surname in capital letters. (Example: 1980SMIT)


Please note that activation may take 7 to 10 days from the time you submit the registration.

Spring 2022 Brochure