PSOTC.4.2 UN Military Expert (Observer) on a Mission Course (UNMEoMC)



Course Aim:

To turn capable and skillful military officers into competent peacekeepers, so that they can fulfill military aspects of UN peacekeeping mandates in accordance with DPKO/DFS principles and guidelines; perform their military function in an effective, professional and integrated manner; and demonstrate the core values and compentencies of United Nations in accordance with UN standards. 

Course Subjects:

A Strategic Level Overview of UN Peacekeeping.
- The Establishment and Functioning of UN Peacekeeping Operations.
- Effective Mandate Implementation.
- Standards, Values and Safety of UN Peacekeeping Personnel.
Core business of UN Military Observers and theirs key partners.
- Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration role of Military Observer.
- UN Correspondence, Briefing and Report.
- Basic UN inspection, Verification and Investigation Methods.
- UN Military Observer Planning, Patrolling and Protection of Civilians.
- Mediation/Negotiation and use of Language Assistants.
- Land Navigation and Radio Communication, UN Military Observer.
- Liaison, Interviewing Techniques and Media Relations.
- Observations Techniques, Land Mines and UXO and MEDEVAC techniques.
- Road Safety and 4x4 driving.


Up to 30 national and international participants.
The course is dedicated for miltary officers that will deploy for various UN missions. Participants may be of ranks from Captain to LtCol and must have at least following standards of proficiency in English (as described in NATO STANAG 6001): SLP 2, 2, 2, 2. Computer skills: Basic computer handling (MS Office) is required. 


Taking into account the fact that UNMEoMC would be partly delivered integrally with UNPOC, the Course would generate competent experts, skillful and capable to operate effectively in a complex and interagency working environment on UN peacekeeping mission.

Reference:  UN certified course.

Application deadline:  30 days before the start of activity.