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Select List of References for the Global Career Course of “The Program for Global Human Resource Development for Peacebuilding and Development” commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in Fiscal Year 2018

*This select list of references has been created by HPC for the purpose of helping those participants of the Global Career Course who wish to extend their practical knowledge to develop their own careers in the UN and other international organizations. Please be advised that HPC does not necessarily require the participants to read these materials listed below. This also does not mean that the Course will be organized to digest these materials. The purpose of this list is to provide reference information for self-study.(October 2018)

I. English Materials

1. Trends and Challenges of the United Nations
– United Nations, Report of the High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations, UN Doc. A/70/95-S/2015/446, 17 June 2015.
http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=S/2015/446

– United Nations, “The Challenge of Sustaining Peace: Report of the Advisory Group of Experts for the 2015 Review of the United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture”, 29 June 2015.
https://www.un.org/pga/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2015/07/300615_The-Challenge-of-Sustaining-Peace.pdf

– United Nations, Report of the Secretary-General on the Future of United Nations peace operations: Implementation of the Recommendations of the High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations, UN Doc. A/70/357-S/2015/682, 2 September 2015.
http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=S/2015/682

– United Nations, “Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, UN Doc. A/RES/70/1, 21 October 2015.
https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/21252030%20Agenda%20for%20Sustainable%20Development%20web.pdf

– UNDP, “Introducing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, 28 September 2015.
http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/corporate/brochure/SDGs_Booklet_Web_En.pdf

– UN Women, “Preventing Conflict, Transforming Justice, Securing the Peace: A Global Study on the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325”, 12 October 2015.
https://www.peacewomen.org/sites/default/files/UNW-GLOBAL-STUDY-1325-2015%20(1).pdf

– Commission on Human Security, “Human Security Now”, 2003.
https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/91BAEEDBA50C6907C1256D19006A9353-chs-security-may03.pdf

– United Nations, Report of the Secretary-General, “Human Security”, UN Doc. A/64/701, 8 March 2010.
http://dag.un.org/bitstream/handle/11176/147896/A_64_701-EN.pdf?sequence=3&isAllowed=y

– United Nations Human Security Unit, “Human Security in Theory and Practice: An Overview of the Human Security Concept and the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security”, 2009.
https://www.unocha.org/sites/dms/HSU/Publications%20and%20Products/Human%20Security%20Tools/Human%20Security%20in%20Theory%20and%20Practice%20English.pdf

– United Nations Human Security Unit, “Strategic Plan 2014 – 2017”, 2014.
https://www.unocha.org/sites/dms/HSU/HSU%20Strategic%20Plan%202014-2017%20Web%20Version.pdf

– Sphere Project, Sphere Handbook: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, 2011.
http://www.sphereproject.org/content/view/720/200/lang,english/

– Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, “Japan’s Efforts on Peacebuilding: Towards Consolidation of Peace and Nation-Building (leaflet)”, March 2007.
http://www.mofa.go.jp/policy/un/pko/effort0704.pdf

2. Human Resources
– International Civil Service Commission, “A Framework for Human Resources Management”, August 2001.
http://icsc.un.org/resources/hrpd/hrm/ICSC_hrm_eng.pdf

– International Civil Service Commission, “United Nations Common System of Salaries, Allowances and Benefits”, August 2012.
http://icsc.un.org/resources/pdfs/sal/sabeng12.pdf

– United Nations Joint Inspection Unit, “Staff Recruitment in United Nations system organizations: a comparative analysis and benchmarking framework: The recruitment process”, UN Doc. JIU/NOTE/2012/2, 2012.
https://www.unjiu.org/sites/www.unjiu.org/files/jiu_document_files/products/en/reports-notes/JIU%20Products/JIU_NOTE_2012_2_English.pdf

– United Nations Joint Inspection Unit, “Staff Recruitment in United Nations system organizations: a comparative analysis and benchmarking framework: Overview”, UN Doc. JIU/REP/2012/4, 2012.
https://www.unjiu.org/sites/www.unjiu.org/files/jiu_document_files/products/en/reports-notes/JIU%20Products/JIU_REP_%202012_4_English.pdf

– United Nations Joint Inspection Unit, “Reference Checks in United Nations System Organizations”, UN Doc. JIU/NOTE/2013/1, 2013.
https://www.unjiu.org/sites/www.unjiu.org/files/jiu_document_files/products/en/reports-notes/JIU%20Products/JIU_NOTE_2013_1_English.pdf

– United Nations, “Human Resources Handbook”.
https://hr.un.org/handbook

– United Nations, “Administrative instruction: Performance Management and Development System”, UN Doc. ST/AI/2010/5, 30 April 2010.
http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=ST%2FAI%2F2010%2F5&Submit=Search&Lang=E

– United Nations, Report of the Secretary-General on Human recourses management reform, UN Doc. A/55/253, 1 August 2000.
http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/55/253

– United Nations, Report of the Secretary-General on Civilian capacity in the aftermath of conflict, UN Doc. A/68/696–S/2014/5, 6 January 2014.
http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/68/696

– United Nations, Report of Secretary-General, “Overview of human resources management reform: towards a global dynamic, adaptable and engaged workforce for the United Nations”, UN Doc. A/71/323, 23 August 2016.
http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/71/323

– STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE FOR Staff selection in UN peace operations
https://peacebuilderscenter.jp/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/SOP_Staff_Selection_in_UN_peace_operations-copy.pdf

3. Competencies
– UNDP, “UNDP Core Competency Framework”, 2015.
http://www.jposc.undp.org/content/dam/jposc/docs/Career-management/PMD_UNDP_%20CORE_COMPETENCY_FRAMEWORK.pdf

– UNICEF, “UNICEF Competency Definitions”.
http://www.unicef.org/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

– UNIDO, “UNIDO Competencies Part One: Strengthening Organizational Core Values and Managerial Capabilities”, 2002.
https://slidex.tips/download/unido-competencies-strengthening-organizational-core-values-and-managerial-capab

– United Nations, “United Nations Competencies for the Future”.
https://careers.un.org/lbw/attachments/competencies_booklet_en.pdf

– United Nations, Secretary-General’s Bulletin: Organizational Competencies for the Future, UN Doc. ST/SGB/1999/15, 13 October 1999.
http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=ST%2FSGB%2F1999%2F15&Submit=Search&Lang=E

4. Personal Security and Safety
– International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), “First Aid in armed conflicts and other situation of violence”, 2006.
http://www.icrc.org/eng/assets/files/other/icrc_002_0870.pdf

– International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), “First Aid in armed conflicts and other situation of violence”, 30 August 2010.
https://shop.icrc.org/les-premiers-secours-dans-le-contexte-d-un-conflit-arme-ou-d-autres-situations-de-violence-580.html

– ICRC, “Safer Access: An Introduction (Practical Resource Pack)”, December 2014.
https://shop.icrc.org/un-acces-plus-sur-introduction-2406.html

– ICRC, “First Aid in brief / Code of Conduct for Combatants in brief: To serve and to protect”, October 2015.
https://shop.icrc.org/comportement-au-combat-2409.html

– ICRC, “First Aid in brief / Guide for Police Conduct and Behaviour in brief: To serve and to protect”, June 2016.
https://shop.icrc.org/to-serve-and-to-protect-guide-for-police-conduct-and-behaviour-with-first-aid-section-2426.html

– Roberts, David Lloyd (ICRC), “Staying Alive: Safety and security guidelines for humanitarian volunteers in conflict areas (Revised and updated edition)”, 2006.
http://www.icrc.org/eng/assets/files/other/icrc_002_0717.pdf

– UNHCR, “Manual on Security of Persons of Concern”, November 2011.
http://www.refworld.org/pdfid/4f6313032.pdf

– UNICEF, “Emergency Field Handbook: A Guide for UNICEF Staff”, July 2005.
https://www.unicef.org/publications/files/UNICEF_EFH_2005.pdf

– United Nations, “Emergency Preparedness: A Guide for United Nations Personnel in New York”, United Nations Organizational Resilience Management System, 2014.
https://hr.un.org/sites/hr.un.org/files/UNHQ%20NY%20Emergency%20Preparedness%20Guide-2014.pdf

– United Nations, Report of the Secretary-General on Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel, UN Doc. A/70/383, 21 September 2015.
http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/70/383

– United Nations, Report of the Secretary-General on Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel, UN Doc. A/71/395, 21 September 2016.
http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/71/395

5. UN Job-seeking
i. Useful references
– Archived Materials of HPC (background papers)
*HPC provides you with the following materials upon your request.
United Nations, “Employment at the United Nations Secretariat”.
United Nations, “United Nations Workshop in Selection and Interviewing Skills”.
United Nations, “United Nations Workshop in Selection and Interviewing Skills FOLLOW UP”.
United Nations, “United Nations Competencies for the Future part1&2”.
United Nations Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM), “Career Development Support 2008”.
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), “Guide to Competency-based Interviewing – Getting Results for Children”.
– United Nations NY, “A Guide to Career with the United Nations”.
https://esa.un.org/techcoop/associateexperts/applicants/guide_to_employment/unpan000153.pdf

– UNHCR, “RECRUITMENT BROCHURE”, 2018.
https://peacebuilderscenter.jp/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/UNHCR-copy.pdf

– United Nations, “The Applicant’s Manual: Instructional Manual for the Applicant on the Staff Selection System (inspira)”, 2015.
https://careers.un.org/lbw/attachments/ManualfortheApplicant.pdf

– United Nations Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM), “UN Competency Development –A Practical Guide,” April 2010.
http://www.mohrss.gov.cn/SYrlzyhshbzb/rdzt/gjzzrcfw/jpzn/201606/P020160607580927259463.pdf

– “Insider’s Guide to United Nations Jobs and Internships”.
https://peacebuilderscenter.jp/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2011unguidefinal.pdf

ii. Competency-based Interview
– United Nations Careers, “At Your Interview”.
https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=AYI

– United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), “UNFPA –Michael Emery – Competency-based Interviewing”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3-WKWpNl3I

– United Nations HR Portal, “Prepare for a Competency Based Interview”. https://hr.un.org/page/prepare-competency-based-interview

– United Nations OHRM, “Competency based interviews (Eng)”.
http://www.slideshare.net/unitednations/ohrm-competency-based-interviews-eng

iii. CV & Application Writing Skills
– United Nations Careers, “Creating Your Job Application”.
https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=CYJA

– United Nations Careers, “The Application Manual”, 2015.
https://careers.un.org/lbw/attachments/manualfortheapplicant.pdf

– UNDP JPO Service Center, “Application & Interview”.
http://www.jposc.undp.org/content/jposc/en/home/for-current-jpos-sarcs/learning-and-career-development/career-management/prepare-for-an-interview.html

– UNESCO, “UNESCO HR Manual”, 2017.
http://www.unesco.org/eri/docs/UNESCO_HR_Manual_ENG.pdf

– United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), “Tips for Successful Applications in Inspira”, 2014.
https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/Information-Note-Tips-for-Successful-Applicants-in-Inspira.pdf

iv. Information about UN and other International Organizations
– Youtube
ILO https://www.youtube.com/user/ILOTV
IOM https://www.youtube.com/user/iommigration
OCHA https://www.youtube.com/user/ochafilms
OHCHR https://www.youtube.com/user/UNOHCHR
United Nations https://www.youtube.com/user/unitednations
UNDP https://www.youtube.com/user/undp
UNEP https://www.youtube.com/user/UnepAndYou
UNFPA https://www.youtube.com/user/unfpa
UNHCR https://www.youtube.com/user/unhcr
UN-Habitat https://www.youtube.com/user/unhabitatglobal
UNICEF https://www.youtube.com/user/unicef
UNODC https://www.youtube.com/user/UNODCHQ
UNOPS https://www.youtube.com/user/UNOPSofficial
UNRWA https://www.youtube.com/user/unrwa
UN Women https://www.youtube.com/user/UNWomen
WFP https://www.youtube.com/user/WORLDFOODPROGRAM
WHO https://www.youtube.com/user/who
UNESCO https://www.youtube.com/user/unesco
FAO https://www.youtube.com/user/FAOoftheUN
IFAD https://www.youtube.com/user/IFADTV
OECD https://www.youtube.com/oecd

6. Useful Information Sources
– UN Careers https://careers.un.org/lbw/Home.aspx

– UNDP JPO Service Centre http://www.undp.org/content/jposc/en/home.html

– United Nations HR Portal https://hr.un.org/

– European Interagency Security Forum (EISF) https://www.eisf.eu/

– Global Terrorism Database https://www.start.umd.edu/gtd/

– International Crisis Group  http://www.crisisgroup.org/

– IRIN: Humanitarian News and Analysis http://www.irinnews.org/

– Relief Web http://reliefweb.int/

– UN News Centre http://www.un.org/news/

– UCDP Conflict Encyclopaedia (UCDP Database) http://www.ucdp.uu.se/gpdatabase/search.php

– Kato, Page and Shimomura, “Japan’s Development Assistance: Foreign Aid and the Post-2015 Agenda” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) during the course.

II. 和文参考図書

– 一般社団法人広島平和構築人材育成センター「平和構築分野における就職ガイドブック」、2008年。
https://peacebuilderscenter.jp/pdf/booklet.pdf

– 一般社団法人広島平和構築人材育成センター「人事システム概況:人事システムの理論と手法の変遷」、2010年。
https://peacebuilderscenter.jp/pdf/h_system.pdf

– 一般社団法人広島平和構築人材育成センター「平和構築分野における就職ガイドブックVol.2」、2012年。
https://peacebuilderscenter.jp/pdf/booklet2.pdf

– 一般社団法人広島平和構築人材育成センター「国連の福利厚生制度」、2016年。
https://peacebuilderscenter.jp/pdf/2016-03.pdf

– 外務省国際機関人事センター「国際公務員への道―基礎編」、2008年。
http://yutsumi.web.fc2.com/Education/2008waseda/kisohen20080820.pdf

– 外務省国際機関人事センター「国連機関への就職ガイダンス資料」、2014年。
https://peacebuilderscenter.jp/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Applying-to-the-UN-Information-and-Guidance.pdf

– 外務省国際機関人事センター「2014年ガイダンス『国連職員への道』資料」、2014年。
http://www.mofa-irc.go.jp/shiryo/dl-data/Applying_to_the_UN_2014.pdf

– 外務省海外安全ホームページ
http://www.anzen.mofa.go.jp/

– 厚生労働省検疫所FORTH (For Travelers’ Health)
http://www.forth.go.jp/

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