UN Common Learning Package on HRBA


The aim of the UN Common Learning Package (CLP) is to enhance the capacity of UN country team staff to understand the concept of the human rights-based approach as elaborated in the 2003 UN Common Understanding on a Human Rights-based Approach to Development Programming, and to apply it in the UN common country programming context.

The learning package was developed by the Working Group on Training of the Action 2 inter-agency Task Force (OHCHR, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNIFEM), in collaboration with the UN System Staff College, drawing from the collective experience of all agencies. The package includes particular focus on women and conflict as two substantive areas of common concern to the UN system.

The primary audience of the common learning package is the UN country team, with particular emphasis on the Resident Coordinator, Heads of Agencies and senior UN professionals, as well as programme officers and technical level staff with direct responsibility for developing CCA/UNDAFs. Depending on the needs of specific UNCTs, the audience can be enlarged to include other national and international stakeholders.

The Common Learning Package (CLP)

This package contains the most up-to-date and agreed material at interagency level, and is referenced in the new CCA/UNDAF Guidelines as the global standard on HRBA. In cooperation with the UN Development Operations Coordination Office and UN System Staff College, this package is being offered to all 2007 CCA/UNDAF roll-out country teams. Action 2 is currently expanding the group of trained resource persons who could deliver the package content at the request of interested UN country teams.

The Package consists of a resource guide; workshop modules/facilitation guide; learning tools including PowerPoint presentations; case studies and group exercises.

  • The Common Learning Package

    The Common Learning Package – in powerpoint presentation form – provides learning tools, group exercises and case studies for use in HRBA training workshops.
    CLP-English CLP-Spanish CLP-French CLP-Arabic
  • Facilitation Guide for Regional HRBA/RBM Workshop

    This training guide was compiled for use by training/facilitation teams that are running regional HRBA/RBM workshops. The guide can be also used for in-country HRBA/RBM workshops although some of the group work instructions need to be modified. The facilitation team will also need to consider the local context and adjust the methodology as needed. HRBA/RBM – English.