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Peacekeeping Resource Hub

The Peacekeeping Resource Hub hosts relevant peacekeeping guidance and training materials for Member States to train prospective peacekeepers. It contains both guidance and training documents on a variety of thematic areas including on Child Protection,

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access peacekeeping guidance (Policy, Guidelines, SOP and Manual) documents?

Peacekeeping guidance materials can be accessed on the peacekeeping policy and guidance page. The documents are organized thematically under different “tabs”.
How do I access the peacekeeping training materials?

You can access Training materials from the Peacekeeping Resource Hub’s homepage or click here, You can also use the search box. You don’t need to login to download the training materials.
What is peacekeeping training?

Peacekeeping training is defined as any training activity which aims to enhance mandate implementation by equipping UN military, police or civilian personnel, both individually and collectively, with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable them to:

a) meet the evolving challenges of peacekeeping operations in accordance with DPO/DOS principles, policies and guidelines, as well as lessons learnt from the field;

b) perform their specialist functions in an effective, professional and integrated manner and;

c) demonstrate the core values and competencies of the UN. (DPO-DOS Policy on Training for all United Nations Peacekeeping Personnel, 2010)

What is Pre-Deployment Training?

Pre-Deployment Training (PDT) refers to generic, specialized and, where appropriate, mission-specific peacekeeping training that is based on United Nations standards and takes place prior to deployment to a DPO-led mission. This training is delivered by Member States to military and police personnel/units in their home country and by the Integrated Training Service (ITS) for civilian personnel.

What is Induction Training?

Induction Training refers to training that is delivered to DPO/DOS headquarters staff upon arrival at United Nations headquarters in New York or mission-specific training that is delivered in a DPO-led mission. This may include generic and specialized training, including training for military police and civilian personnel.

What is on-going training?

On-going Training refers to any training or learning activity for peacekeeping personnel (military, police or civilian) undertaken during their assignment at Headquarters or in the field subsequent to induction training.

What are Mobile Training Support Teams?

Mobile Training Support Teams (MTSTs) are an institutional mechanism made available to Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) and Police Contributing Countries (PCCs) to assist them in fulfilling their Pre-Deployment Training (PDT) obligations. MTSTs are not an assessment tool, nor do they provide delivery of training (pre-deployment or remedial), and they are therefore different from Selection Assistance Teams (SAT) or Mobile Training Teams (MTTs) for Formed Police Units (FPUs) deployed by Police Division in the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (PD/OROLSI). MTSTs are a mechanism by which the Department of Peace Operations and Department of Operational Support (DPO/DOS) can provide on-site assistance to a specific Peacekeeping Training Institution (PKTI) in order to address the specific pre-deployment training needs of an individual TCC/PCC.

How to request a Mobile Training Support Team service?

If a Member State or associated PKTI requires specific technical training support to design, develop, implement, evaluate or review their United Nations Peacekeeping Pre-deployment Training programme, it may request such assistance from DPO/DOS. The details of the requesting procedure and nature of assistance are available in the SOP on Mobile Training Support Teams (MTST)

What is a Training Recognition Exercise?

Member States that contribute military and police personnel are required to comply with United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping Pre-deployment Training (PDT) Standards regardless of whether they have received official UN Training Recognition for their military and/or police PDT courses. Official Training Recognition is available to Member States that desire UN confirmation that a particular pre-deployment training course adheres to the relevant UN Peacekeeping PDT Standard.

How to request a Training Recognition for my training institution?

A Member State or associated Peacekeeping Training Institution (PKTI) may request official UN Training Recognition of its military and police peacekeeping PDT courses. UN Training Recognition follows set procedures and determines whether a PDT is consistent with UN Peacekeeping PDT Standards (including Core Pre-Deployment Training Material (CPTM) and applicable Specialized Training Materials (STMs)). Official UN Training Recognition is applicable to peacekeeping PDT courses only, and is not provided for official endorsement of a PKTI as an institution or for individual peacekeeping trainers. The details of the requesting procedure and nature of assistance available are outlined in the DPO/DOS SOP on Training Recognition.

I am a registered and authorized user, I have forgotten my password, how can I retrieve my password?

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I still have a question who do I contact?

For general enquiries on registration, accessing policy or a guidance document, please send an email at

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