The course aims to increase knowledge of UN policies on sexual exploitation and abuse, including prohibited behaviour and the consequences and impact of sexual misconduct on personnel, field operations and host populations. It comprises common core lessons and assessment for all personnel and a specific additional lesson and assessment for managers and commanders.
The course is now available in French, and both the English and French versions have been made available in different formats to best respond to local contexts (limited internet connection and computers available):
All personnel of peace operations.
Guidance for facilitators
A guidance note has been developed to support facilitators who would deliver the course in a classroom setting.
La formation technique - La formation spécialisée: prévention de l’exploitation et des atteintes sexuelles
Please refer to the guidance note to learn how to use the materials.
Prevention on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Training Materials in English
Assessments (only accessible to training facilitators)
*Click here to download the full PSEA training package in English in zip format*
This Aide-Mémoire serves to generate adequate awareness on sexual exploitation and abuse and the many UN measures against the scourge. Therefore, the objective of this Aide-Memoire is to provide you, the commander, with a quick reference to the UN measures against sexual exploitation and abuse, including clearly defined command responsibilities. The Aide-Memoire complements relevant training guidance prior to and during deployment to UN peacekeeping operations. It is intended for all UN military commanders. Moreover, the document may also be a useful resource to UN military observers as well as other entities committed to service under the UN.
The ‘No Excuse’ cards include a concise and portable statement of the UN rules and prohibitions related to sexual exploitation and abuse, and contact details - to be provided by the missions and duty stations - for reporting allegations. These are to be distributed to all deployed UN personnel, affiliated staff, implementing partners and contractors.
'No Excuse' flyer
|'No Excuse' pocket cards (2 pages)
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|'No Excuse' pocket cards (4 pages)
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|'No Excuse' InDesign set
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Please visit the page for Specialized Training Materials for more on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN Personnel
Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix and Under-Secretary-General for Operational Support, Mr. Atul Khare, talk to us about sexual exploitation and abuse by UN Peace Operations personnel. Ending sexual exploitation and abuse is an uphill battle, fought every day in Headquarters, in Missions and in our field offices. Through this message, they share their determination to bring justice to victims and seek our renewed commitment towards ending this form of abuse.
Download the DPO-DOS joint message to peacekeeping staff on sexual exploitation and abuse. This message is intended for use in internal training and outreach activities such as Town Halls, pre-deployment training or induction courses: (EN) (FR)