UN Policy Portal launches globally

Date: 
Tuesday, 01 October 2019

Tuesday, 1 October 2019 | Worldwide | DMSPC

The United Nations Policy Portal is a centralized repository of the Organization’s management regulatory framework and is envisaged to be the source of up-to-date information on the financial and Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances, related guidelines, and user aids.

It includes policy documents on management-related topics: human resources, travel, health and well-being, procurement, finance and budget, property management, and information technology.

It provides a consolidated, comprehensive repository of the regulatory framework, institutional guidance, resources and related information. This makes it a critical tool in effective delegation of authority by empowering programme managers with the information necessary to carry out their delegated authorities with full compliance.

The content includes policy guidelines to be used by subject matter practitioners in specific business scenarios. For example, it will facilitate processes such as the onboarding and induction of new staff, as well as the separation of current staff, through easy access to relevant policies, rules and regulations.

The portal is designed to be user-friendly, searchable, and visually appealing.

It is available in English and French and can be accessed by anyone in the UN system, Member States, and the public - promoting transparency and accountability. Every effort has been made to make the portal and its content accessible to people with disabilities in compliance with international accessibility guidelines.

The portal has been built using an iterative, agile process with staff testing and providing feedback throughout development. It will be updated regularly based on experience, lessons learned, and feedback from users. It will continue to evolve over time with new features added periodically.

Explore the UN Policy Portal today at https://policy.un.org

And let us know if you have suggestions by submitting your feedback.

This collaborative effort was led by the Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance, in partnership with the Office of Information and Communications Technology. We look forward to receiving your comments and we thank you for contributing to the Secretary-General’s vision for a more transparent, nimble and effective UN, advancing the implementation of management reform.