The UNITAR Peacekeeping Training Programme (PTP) contributes to the effectiveness of peace operations, by improving the preparedness of civilian, military and police personnel interested in deployment to field missions.
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Help to alleviate the global burden of trauma. New responses to a challenge for governements, UN agencies and civil society
UNITAR, in cooperation with EMDR Europe HAP and the NGO Forum for Health, is pleased to announce a program of lectures, discussion panels and individualized consultations on innovative trauma therapy in humanitarian, developmental and everyday settings. Representatives from three key groups (UN delegates, UN agency staff, and colleagues from the international humanitarian / development / health community in Geneva) are cordially invited. Program details are available by clicking here.
International Master's Degree in Conflictology - apply now for the Fall semester!
May 2013 - The International Master’s Degree in Conflictology presents empirical knowledge and insight on conflict resolution, transformation, mediation and management in an educational setting. Practitioners and academics from prestigious universities, the United Nations and peace research institutes get together with participants from different countries in this virtual course, no matter where they live, to learn about peace and security and to prepare for professional practice. This programme trains participants in all applications of conflictology and facilitates the development of professional projects by giving participants access to the largest network of people working to promote peace. Read more...
International certification grows in 2012
November 2012 - UNITAR has just been awarded two quality certificates for its courses "Introduction to Peace Operations" and “Understanding Conflict and Conflict Analysis”. The certificates were delivered by the Open ECBCheck Initiative, the international quality label for e-Learning on capacity building, through its Awarding Body, during a ceremony organized at the 2012 Online Educa Berlin.
UNITAR integrates the ECBCheck Steering Community since its inception. The Institute participated in the three awarding ceremonies organized so far, having previously received quality certificates for its course on Governance in Urban Sanitation (2010) and Innovative Collaboration for Development (2011). The courses “Introduction to Peace Operations” and “Understanding Conflict and Conflict Analysis” now add to UNITAR’s portfolio of internationally certified courses, in recognition for the fulfillment ofall criteria set by ECBCheck international quality label. Read more...
Internship/Traineeship opportunities with the Peacekeeping Training Programme
The Peacekeeping Training Programme (PTP) offers an internship/traineeship program for young professionals or fresh postgraduate students. The working experience is designed to allow interns/trainees to strengthen their knowledge and gain practical experience in the training and learning field, with a specialization in topics related to peacekeeping and peace operations.
PTP is a specialized programme of UNITAR intended to offer systematic and comprehensive preparation to civilian, military and police personnel eager to serve in peace operations. PTP presents an effective and thorough approach to training; PTP courses are designed and developed to respond to the evolving and complex training needs in peace operations.
Mandated to Protect - Protection of Civilians in Peacekeeping Operations
Over the past 20 years Protection of Civilians has moved to the forefront of the Security Council resolutions under which United Nations peacekeepers are deployed. But what exactly is meant by 'protection of civilians'? How are peacekeepers meant to protect? What are the responsibilities of heads of mission and force commanders? How are we to counter crimes against women and children which have become weapons of war? These and other questions are addressed in this documentary film which features contributions from United Nations personnel, military, police and civilian peacekeepers, as well as representatives from international non-governmental organisation around the world with vast experience in the Protection of Civilians in the context of peacekeeping operations.
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Enhancing the Capacity of African Peacekeeping Training Institutions
Peacekeeping in Africa has grown dramatically over the last five years, with the continent hosting more peacekeepers than any other region. Today, more than ever, peacekeeping capacity building in Africa with African and UN institutions is imperative. Click here to read chairperson Jean Marie Guehénno’s singular report Enhancing the Capacity of African Peacekeeping Training Institutions.