|Welcome to the ITS update. This electronic newsletter, issued three times per year, provides updates on guidance and training materials development, as well as offering direct access to the UN Core Pre-Deployment Training Materials (CPTM), and Specialised Training Materials (STMs). ITS develops training standards, guidance (policies, SOPs, manuals and handbooks) and materials; develops and delivers cross-cutting peacekeeping training and oversees peacekeeping training activities and provides technical support.|
|Guidance Update (To download, click on the hyperlinks below)|
New translated guidance materials
The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on Member State-provided Military Mobile Training Teams is now available in both English and French. The SOP provides troop contributing countries (TCCs) with an outline process of planning and deploying Member State-provided Military Mobile Training Teams to peacekeeping operations and explains the division of responsibilities. The SOP can be downloaded in English and French below.
Guidelines for Conducting Peacekeeping Training Needs Assessments
The Guidelines for Conducting Peacekeeping Training Needs Assessments are now available in all six official UN languages. The guidelines provide peacekeeping trainers with step-by-step guidance on how to conduct peacekeeping training needs assessments. All six language versions of the guidelines can be downloaded below.
UN Peacekeeping Resource Hub is now available in all six official languages of the UN
The updated UN Peacekeeping Resource Hub is online and now available to access by Member States in all six languages of the UN. The resource hub provides policy and guidance, training materials, and evaluation information in addition to news and events. In the training section of the hub, you will be able to download UN peacekeeping guidance relevant to training such as policies, standard operating procedures, guidelines, and manuals. Also available for download is the Core Pre-deployment Training Materials (CPTM), 12 sets of Specialized Training Materials (STMs), and 8 sets of Reinforcement Training Packages (RTPs). As ITS and other UN entities develop peacekeeping training materials, they also will be hosted on the resource hub and available for download here.
Survey underway on Member State peacekeeping capacity-building activities
The Light Coordination Mechanism (LCM) has circulated its fourth survey of 2023 to gain insight into troop and police contributing countries (T/PCCs) participation in peacekeeping capacity-building activities, both as providers and recipients of military and police capacity-building support. We request all T/PCCs to fill out the survey by 15 October 2023. Kindly forward the survey to any military and police capacity-building experts in your respective country, which can be accessed by clicking here. For more information about this survey, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Lessons learned from deployment in MINUSMA
The LCM is encouraging Member State’ peacekeeping training centres to share lessons learned and good practices or innovations from their preparations for and/or deployments in UN Peace Operations. We are particularly interested to hear from Member States who are currently deployed in MINUSMA or who have recently withdrawn their deployments from MINUSMA. If you are interested in sharing your experiences, please contact the LCM at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) conference on UN Peace Operations
Through 2023, the LCM has continued to extend its support for establishing regional cooperation networks to foster collaboration in the realms of UN peacekeeping preparation, financing, equipment provision, deployment, and sustainability. Support included the provision of technical and financial support to the organization of the 2nd LAC Conference on UN Peace Operations, which took place on 11-12 September in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which resulted in a declaration as well as the constitutive statute of the LAC Regional Network in the field of peacekeeping operations.
Independent study on contributions of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to UN peace operations
The independent study was commissioned by the LCM to provide support to Member States in the LAC region to analyze regional contributions to peacekeeping. The study, which was authored by Professor Koops of the Global Governance Institute, provides a set of recommendations to enhance participation from the LAC region and is available on request by emailing Sophie Aloë at email@example.com.
Update on the UN Staff Officers specialized training materials review
The UN Staff Officers (UNSO) specialized training materials (STMs) are being updated. These prepare military staff officers to implement military aspects of UN peacekeeping mandates, perform military functions and demonstrate the core values and competencies of the UN. The review workshop and pilot course aim to further develop the UNSO STMs in line with current peacekeeping training guidance and doctrine. The new material is expected to be released in 2024.
UN Operational Logistics Reinforcement Training Package training of trainer’s courses
The UN Operational Logistic Reinforcement Training Package (OPLOG RTP) provides understanding of policies directing the employment of logistics support, mission logistics support management and command and control. The RTP also better prepares uniformed commanders, planners and logisticians to engage effectively with mission support to enhance logistics support in UN peace operations.
Update on the development of the new course on Women’s military UN peacekeeping operations
In accordance with Security Council Resolutions 2242, 2538 and 1325, UN Women, with support from ITS, has developed a new Women’s Military Peacekeeping Operations Course (WMPOC) aimed at increasing women’s participation in UN peacekeeping operations. WMPOC will provide women peacekeepers with the required knowledge to foster their development and contributions to UN peacekeeping operations.
Upcoming UN Police training architecture programmes
The UNPOL Training Architecture Programme aims to update current UNPOL pre-deployment training by ensuring its compliance with the Strategic Guidance Framework for International Policing (SGF) and other relevant UN guidance. As part of this effort, three job-specific trainings were developed for Individual Police Officers, including, community-orientated policing (COP), police monitoring, mentoring, and advising (MMA), and police capacity-building and development (CBD). ITS with the Police Division (PD) and the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) will conduct the following courses as part of the UNPOL architecture programme:
National Investigations Officers Specialized Training Materials Training of Trainers in Entebbe, Uganda
Between 11-22 March 2024, ITS will conduct a training of trainer course for National Investigation Officers (NIO) ToT in Entebbe, Uganda for Member State national trainers from the Africa and Asia and Pacific regions. National investigation officers have a key role in the implementation of the UN zero tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse. The NIO course aims to provide TCCs with comprehensive training combining legal frameworks, national laws, conduct and discipline standards, sexual abuse and exploitation and investigation techniques. The call for nominations will be sent in December 2023.
Further training of training courses in planning for 2024
Dates, venue and call for nominations information on the above courses will be included in the December 2023 issue.
|ITS Training Calendar|
The ITS training calendar is available here, and provides information on upcoming training courses for Member States throughout 2023, with course requirements including language 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|
Reinforcement Training Packages (RTPs)
Comprehensive Protection of Civilians (CPOC) Package for UN Police - English
Child Protection for UN Military - English
RTP for UN Operational Logistics (OPLOG) – English
RTP for UN Peacekeeping-Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (PKISR) – English
RTP for UN Engagement Platoon (UNEP) – English
RTP for UN Military Gender Advisors (UNMGA) – English
Specialised Training Materials (STMs)
STM for National Investigation Officers - English
STM for UN Military Staff Officers - English
STMs for UN Military Units - English
STM on Mission-Specific Infantry Battalions - English
STM for Formed Police Units - English
STM for Child Protection Staff Deployed in UN Missions – English
STM on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence - English
|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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.|