The management reform proposals of the Secretary-General led to the approval of an annual Regular Budget cycle by the General Assembly. This change is accompanied by a transition from the Budget Information System (BIS) to Umoja’s new Budget Formulation module, which is a part of Umoja’s broader solution for Strategic Planning, Budgeting and Performance Management (SPPM). The Budget Formulation module was rolled out on 22 January 2019, to United Nations entities to facilitate preparing their budgetary requirements for the proposed programme budget for 2020.
Learning is an integral part of the business transformation journey the UN Secretariat has embarked on through Umoja. The latest addition iLearn Umoja, an eLearning platform introduced to train staff on Umoja Extension 2 (UE2) modules. It facilitates self-learning and provides easy access to training content. Staff can learn at their own pace and use “just-in-time” information that enables them to perform their duties in Umoja.
The initial UCMS solution deployment will address the needs of Military and Police Planners in UNHQ who will be using the solution for uniformed capabilities planning. UCMS will also introduce several significant enhancements to the Electronic Contingent Owned Equipment System (eCOE), impacting the work of COE Units in DPKO-DFS field missions.