All Member States who conduct Pre-deployment training are urged to ensure that the training includes the Pre-deployment COVID19 training (UN C-PAT). Instructor and Student Manuals for the same can be found below.
New Pre-Deployment Training on COVID-19.
The Division of Healthcare Management and Occupational Safety and Health of the Department of Operational Support has developed the United Nations COVID 19 Pre-deployment awareness training (UN C-PAT) to equip all UN personnel including peacekeepers with the knowledge and skills to protect themselves and their colleagues from COVID 19 infections. On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared that Covid-19 can be characterized as a pandemic. Given the number of cases of Covid-19 that have been diagnosed in UN Missions and the fact that the pandemic is not likely to be under control at a predictable time in the future, it is important that all UN personnel are equipped with the tools to understand the disease and how to respond when deployed in a mission. This training is based on the guidance issued by the World Health Organization, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The materials include a handbook for the students and an instructor manual for face-to-face training. There are a total of 8 modules and each module is comprised of multiple assessable learning outcomes. All modules contain skills and activities that are required to be demonstrated to an established standard.
An application-based learning platform has also been developed for both the IOS and Android users. The name of the app is UNCOVID-19. This app will function without the need for internet once it has been downloaded on a phone. The app is available in both English and French. It is highly recommended that all personnel are encouraged to download this app after they have completed the face-to-face training. The training materials are now available in English and French and can be downloaded from the below links.