Language Programme

Welcome to the Language Training Programme at the United Nations Office at Geneva.

We believe in multilingualism and multiculturalism as key elements of mutual understanding in a global context.

Toward this aim, we offer language courses in the six official languages of the United Nations (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish).

We are gradually aligning our programmes with  the new United Nations Language Framework, which includes the following levels:

UN I - Basic Language Competence

UN II - Intermediate Language Competence

UN III - Advanced Language Competence

UN IV - Expert Language Competence.

Our courses and teaching methodology take into account the needs of staff in United Nations organizations, other international organizations and permanent missions.

Multilingualism has to be in our DNA. Simply put, if we only have one way to say things, it will really reduce our ability to serve the people of the world."
Corinne Momal-Vanian, UNOG focal point for Multilingualism