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.
Annex A: Lesson Presentations
Annex B: Tabletop Exercise (TTX); Scenario-based Exercise (SBE)
Annex C: References