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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,

 

 Welcome to the ITS update. This electronic newsletter, issued three times per year, provides updates on enhancing peacekeeping activities, upcoming training of trainer’s courses, and on the development of training materials. It also offers direct access to the UN Core Pre-deployment Training Materials (CPTM) and Specialized Training Materials (STMs). ITS develops training standards, guidance (policies, SOPs, guidelines, manuals, and handbooks) and materials; develops and delivers cross-cutting peacekeeping training; oversees peacekeeping training activities; and provides technical support.
Training Update                                                                       

Pilot Course for the updated UN Staff Officers Specialized Training Materials in Serbia

ITS conducted a pilot course for the newly updated UN Staff Officer (UNSO) Specialized Training Materials (STMs) in Bujanovac, Serbia from 26 February to 8 March 2024. The updated UNSO STMs aim to support Military Staff Officers at the major to colonel ranks to provide TCCs with a common military approach to work at Force and Sector levels in UN peacekeeping operations. Once validated, ITS will begin roll-out of the materials through training of trainer courses. Check the ITS training calendar and the 2024 ITS newsletters for more information. 


Pilot Course for the New Mis- and Dis-Information Reinforcement Training Package in Brindisi, Italy

ITS hosted a pilot course for the new Reinforcement Training Package Addressing Mis- and Dis-Information in Peace Operations from 26 February to 8 March 2024 in Brindisi, Italy. The new RTP has been developed as part of efforts to enhance the effectiveness of UN peacekeeping operations in protecting military and police from mis- and dis-information threats. T/PCCs which provided subject matter experts for the development of the new RTP were invited to the course. Once validated, ITS will roll out the new Mis- and Dis-Information RTP through training of trainer courses. Check the ITS training calendar and the 2024 ITS newsletters for information. 


2024 Update of the Core Pre-Deployment Training Materials: Validation Seminar

ITS is reviewing and updating the Core Pre-Deployment Training Materials (CPTM) to adhere to current UN peacekeeping policy and guidance and to ensure peacekeepers have the essential knowledge required to deploy. A Validation Seminar will be organized in Brindisi, Italy 20-31 May 2024 to review and test the draft materials. Rollout of the updated 2024 CPTM is planned to start in August 2024.

Upcoming Training of Trainer Courses

UN Infantry Battalion Training of Trainer Course in Morocco

ITS, with the Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) will conduct a UN Infantry Battalions (UNIBAT) specialized training materials (STMs) training of trainer course with the Government of Morocco from 1 to 12 July 2024 for Member State trainers from the Africa region. The training of trainer’s course aims to strengthen the capacity of Member States to deliver the mandatory UNIBAT STMs to infantry battalions in their respective countries. The call for nominations is currently open and will close on 15 May 2024.


UN National Investigation Officers Course in Entebbe, Uganda

ITS, in partnership with the Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) will conduct a National Investigation Officers (NIO) training of trainer course in Entebbe, Uganda from 15 to 26 July 2024 for Member State trainers from Africa, Asia and South America region. The training of trainer course aims to strengthen the capacity of Member States to build Member States’ capacity to train NIO to investigate allegations of serious misconduct, including allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA). The call for nominations is currently open and will close on 3 May 2024. 


UN Force Protection Training of Trainer Course in the Republic of Korea

ITS will conduct a UN Force Protection Reinforcement Training Package training of trainer course with the Government of the Republic of Korea from 22 July to 2 August 2024 for Member State trainers from the Africa, Americas, Asia and Pacific and Europe regions.  The aim of the courses is to enhance the capacity of Member State trainers to deliver reinforcement training on Force Protection to military and formed police units deployed to UN peacekeeping operations. The call for nominations will be open from 1 May to 1 June 2024.


UN Women’s Military Peace Operations Course in Germany

In accordance with Security Council Resolutions 2242, 2538 and 1325, UN Women, with the support of ITS will conduct a UN Women’s Military Peace Operations Course in Berlin, Germany from 22 July-9 August 2024 for women military officers of ranks captain to lieutenant colonel. The course aims to increase women’s full, equal, and meaningful participation in UN peacekeeping operations in accordance with Security Council resolution 2242. The call for nominations will be sent in May 2024.


UN Senior National Planners Course in Mongolia

ITS will conduct a UN Senior National Planners course with the Government of Mongolia to enhance the strategic capabilities of troop- and police-contributing countries (T/PCCs) from 16-27 September 2024. The course aims to equip key decision-makers and planning officers from all regions with the essential skills needed for negotiating, planning and managing the deployment of national contingents to UN peacekeeping operations. The call for nominations will be open from 1 July to 1 August 2024.


UN Force Protection Training of Trainers Course in Hungary 

ITS will conduct a UN Force Protection Reinforcement Training Package training of trainer course with the Government of Hungary from 7 to 18 October 2024 for Member State trainers from the Africa, Americas, Asia and Pacific and Europe regions. The aim of the courses is to enhance the capacity of Member State trainers to deliver reinforcement training on Force Protection to military and formed police units deployed to UN peacekeeping operations. The call for nominations will be open from 1 August to 1 September 2024.


Upcoming UN Police Courses

In accordance with the UNPOL Training Architecture Programme and in compliance with the Strategic Guidance Framework for International Policing (SGF), the following courses have been planned:

Light Coordination Mechanism                                              To download, click on the hyperlinks below

Launch of the New LCM Online System

The UN Light Coordination Mechanism LCM) has launched the new LCM Online System (LCMOS). The LCMOS has been developed for Member States to securely upload military and police peacekeeping related training and capacity-building activities. Information uploaded by Member States will enable the LCM to follow peacekeeping training capabilities and partnership trends in order to identify future opportunities for cooperation. The LCMOS has been designed to alert users who upload information to activity conflicts and duplications and of newly released training standards and guidance.

If you would like to find out more about the LCMOS, please email dpo-lcm@un.org


New Educational Video on the UN Deployment Review Mobile Application

The LCM has posted a new educational video on the UN Deployment Review Mobile App to provide further guidance to Member State Peacekeeping Training Institutions on how to use knowledge sharing methodology and apps templates. We encourage all Member States that contribute troops and police to UN peacekeeping to watch the video and engage with the app.

The educational video can be viewed by clicking here.

If you need more information about the UN Deployment Review Mobile App, please email Sophie Aloë at aloe@un.org.


Now Available in Spanish!

With thanks to the Government of Guatemala and the Government of Ireland, the LCM has translated and launched Spanish versions of the UN Deployment Review Mobile App and the UN Buddy First Aid App to further support Spanish speaking troop- and police-contributing countries.

Access the Spanish version of the UN Deployment Review Mobile App here.

Access the Spanish version of the UN Buddy First Aid App here.


Now Available: the Independent Study on Latin American Contribution to Peacekeeping

As part of the Lima Declaration which established a regional network for peacekeeping in 2022, an in-depth study to analyze the current obstacles that Latin American and Caribbean countries face in contributing to peacekeeping is completed. The study was commissioned by the UN LCM with the support of the Latin American and the Caribbean Network for Cooperation in Peacekeeping Operations (RELACOPAZ) and penned by Joachim Koops and Maria Maldonado.

You can read the independent study report here.

                                     

ITS Training Calendar                                                                                   

The ITS training calendar is available hereand provides information on upcoming training courses for Member States, including course requirements, language skills, and the intended audience. Calls for nominations will continue to be made through respective Permanent Missions, which will in turn send their T/PCC nominations to ITS.

                                        

Pre-Deployment Training Materials                                                     To download, click on the hyperlink(s) below  

UN Core Pre-Deployment Training Materials (CPTM) - English | French | Spanish


Reinforcement Training Packages (RTPs)

Comprehensive Protection of Civilians (CPOC) Package for UN Military - English | French | Spanish

Comprehensive Protection of Civilians (CPOC) Package for UN Police - English

Child Protection for UN Police - Arabic | English | French

Child Protection for UN Military - English | French

RTP for UN Military Peacekeeping-Intelligence Officers – English| French | Spanish

RTP for UN Operational Logistics (OPLOG) – English

RTP for UN Peacekeeping-Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (PKISR) – English

RTP for UN Engagement Platoon (UNEP) – EnglishFrench

RTP for UN Military Gender Advisors (UNMGA) – English| French

RTP for UN Force Protection for Military and Police Units – English

RTP for UN Field Medical Assistant Course - English| French


Specialised Training Materials (STMs)

STM for National Investigation Officers - English

STM for UN Military Observers - English | French

STM for UN Military Staff Officers - English 

STMs for UN Military Units - English

(Force HQ; Maritime; Aviation; Engineers; Logistics; Police; Riverine; Signals; Transport; Special Forces; and Explosive Ordnance Disposal)

STM on Mission-Specific Infantry Battalions - English

STM for UN Police Officers - English | Arabic

STM for Formed Police Units - English

STM on UN Civil-Military Coordination - Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish

STM for Child Protection Staff in United Nations Peace Operations – English | French

STM on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence - English

STM on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN Personnel - English | French

STM on Training of Trainers - English | French


COVID-19 UN Pre-deployment Training Materials - English | French


Deployment Review Digital Toolkit

The Deployment Review Digital Toolkit is a mobile application to enhance the impact of UN peacekeeping operations through the collection and sharing of best practices related to uniformed capabilities. The app includes lessons-learned methodology and platform to assist troop- and police-contributing countries (T/PCCs) establish and develop their own lessons-learning processes, facilitating knowledge-sharing among deployed personnel. Member States can capture, analyze, review the successes, innovations, and challenges from their operational experiences to improve the training preparation and support phases of deployment, improve performance and mandate delivery, and increase the safety and security of their personnel.  The app does not collect user data, making it a safe and user-friendly digital toolkit to complement existing information-sharing systems and can serve as a blueprint for systems that are yet to be developed. To download, scan the QR code with your mobile device. For more information, please contact the Light Coordination Mechanism (LCM) at dpo-lcm@un.org.

The policies, guidelines and training materials within this update can all be accessed via the direct links above and are hosted on the UN Resource Hub. If you have questions about the Integrated Training Service and its activities, please email peacekeeping-training@un.org.

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