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UN Peacekeeping-intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (PKISR)

Peacekeeping-intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (PKISR)


The UN Department of Peace Operations has developed a suite of training packages to prepare peacekeepers for deployment to UN peacekeeping missions. Amongst these packages are the Specialised / Reinforcement Training Materials for specific military duties and military units.

UN Staff Officers (UNSO), specifically Military peacekeeping-intelligence Officers operating in the field of Peacekeeping-intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (PKISR), are required to undergo a robust pre-deployment training programme following DPO's Operational Readiness Assurance and Performance Standards.


The PKISR RTP aims to support the pre-deployment training efforts of troop-contributing countries by providing UN DPO training standards to ensure a common approach to work at the Force and Sector levels in UN peacekeeping missions. 

The RTP provides Member States with the UN pre-deployment requirements, lessons and materials specifically designed for military PKISR staff officers.  The training materials supplement the UN Military Staff Officer (UNSO), the Core Pre-Deployment (CPTM) and the UN Military peacekeeping-intelligence Officer (MIO) training courses.


The training materials are a comprehensive training package that combines the conceptual, legal and operational frameworks for PKISR.  The RTP mainstreams relevant aspects of the DPO Policy on Peacekeeping-Intelligence, the protection of civilians, gender, security and risk management into the peacekeeping-intelligence frameworks and materials. The RTP includes learning activities and a scenario-based staff exercise to strengthen participants’ understanding of how to operate in a UN PKISR staff environment. The training package is designed for application in both pre-deployment and in-mission training.

UNPKISR Instructional Materials

Annex A: Lesson Presentations 

Lesson 1.1 PKI Overview

Lesson 1.2 PKISR Fundamentals

Lesson 1.3 PKISR Structures

Lesson 1.4 Information and data management

Lesson 2.1 Legal Framework for Peace Operations_General International Law

Lesson 2.2 Legal Framework for Peace Operations_Mission Specific

Lesson 3.1 PKISR Disciplines

Lesson 3.2 PKISR Process

Lesson 3.3 PKISR Key Roles

Lesson 3.4 RFI Management

Lesson 3.5 Requirements management and prioritisation

Lesson 3.6 Analysis and Dissemination

Lesson 3.7 PKISR Planning

Lesson 3.8 PKISR Operations

Lesson 3.8a UAS unit

Lesson 3.8b HPKI

Lesson 3.8c LRRP

Annex B:  Tabletop Exercise (TTX); Scenario-based Exercise (SBE)

PKISR TTX-Staff Exercise Instruction


PKISR RTP Staff Exercise (All) (Part I) (Part II)

Annex C:  References

Ref 1 - 2019.05 Military Peacekeeping Intelligence HB

Ref 2 - 2019.05 UAS Guidelines 

Ref 3 - 2020.05 Acquisition of Info from HS for PK Intel

Ref 4 - 2020.15 PK ISR Staff Handbook

Ref 5 - 2021.04 UNMUM - Aviation Unit Manual

Ref 6 - 2015.04 UN Military Reconnaissance Unit Manual

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