United Nations Department for Safety and Security (UNDSS)


United Nations Department for Safety and Security (UNDSS)


Free (with certificate)

Available in

English, Chinese, French, Russian, Arabic, Spanish


BSAFE is the new online security awareness training. It is offered as a certificate course by the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) on its online training platform.

It replaces both Basic Security in the Field (BSITF) and Advanced Security in the Field (ASITF). BSAFE is mandatory for all UN personnel, including staff, interns and consultants. BSAFE can be completed within one hour and is mobile friendly. Learners will be able to access it using computers, tablets and smart phones, without requiring the installation of additional plug-ins. It is accessible for persons with a wide range of disabilities.

This course was developed by the UNDSS in partnership with the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC ILO).

Some of the course objectives are:

  • Managing risk
  • Dealing with the media
  • Building cultural awareness
  • Preparing for a crisis
  • Learning emergency communication