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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Programme Highlights

International Master's Degree in Conflictology - apply now for the 2014 Fall Semester!

January 2014 - 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...

 

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.

 

Internship/Traineeship Opportunities within Peacekeeping Training Programme

- Human Rights Deadline for applications: 10th August 2014

 

In Focus


5–9 May 2014, Geneva (Switzerland) –UNITAR is contributing to the implementation of a five-day training course on international Human Rights Mechanisms. The training course – developed by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), the International Coordination Committee of National Human Rights Institutions (ICC NHRIs) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), with the support of UNITAR – is addressed to NHRIs from all regions of the world.

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18 April 2014, Paris, France- For the fourth consecutive year, UNITAR contributed to the training of 300 senior officers originating from 70 countries at the War School (l’École de Guerre) in Paris.

Over a period of three weeks in April, the simulation exercise "Coalition 2014" precisely reconstructed - with almost 600 participants - the scenario of a contemporary regional conflict within a multinational, inter-armies and inter-agencies framework.

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09 – 12 March 2014, United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq, Erbil (Iraq) – UNITAR is implementing a four-day training course on Project Cycle Management. The training course, developed by UNITAR, in partnership with Integrated Mission Training Centre of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), is aimed at introducing the basic notions of project cycle and project management.

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7th March 2014, New York, US – An historical landmark was laid last Friday in New York when the UN Security Council, expressing deep concern about the military use of schools by armed forces and non-Sate armed groups, unanimously adopted the Resolution S/RES/2143 (2014). The Resolution strongly condemns “all violations of applicable international law involving the recruitment and use of children by parties to armed conflict” and urges all Member States in armed conflict around the world to respect and protect schools from attacks and use by armed forces or groups.

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8 - 10 December 2013, Algiers, Algeria - The High Level Seminar entitled “Assisting Incoming African Members on the UN Security Council in Preparing to Address Peace and Security Issues on the Continent” took place in Algiers from the 8-10 December 2013 and was convened by the African Union Peace and Security Commission and UNITAR’s Peacekeeping Training Programme, and hosted by the government of Algeria. 

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Upcoming Events

International Master Degree in Conflictology

11 Sep - 30 Oct 2015

web-based

Public – by registration   E-learning   English  open to register/apply Deadline: 13 July 2013

Postgraduate Diploma in Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

11 Sep - 30 Oct 2015

web-based

Public – by registration   E-learning   English  open to register/apply Deadline: 30 August 2013

Training of Trainers [PTP.2013.08F]

22 Jul - 02 Aug 2013

Harare, Zimbabwe

Private – by invitation   Face-to-Face   English  open to register/apply

Training of Trainers [PTP.2013.07F]

08 Jul - 19 Jul 2013

Harare, Zimbabwe

Private – by invitation   Face-to-Face   English  open to register/apply

Natural Resource Management in Post Conflict Countries - Pilot [PTP.2013.06F]

20 Jun - 30 Jun 2013

Kaduna, Nigeria

Private – by invitation   Face-to-Face   English  open to register/apply Deadline: 9 June 2013

Introduction to peace operations [PTP.2013.27E]

08 May - 05 Jun 2013

web-based

Private – by invitation   E-learning   English  open to register/apply Deadline: 29 May 2013

Protection of Civilians in Peace Operations - TOT [PTP.2013.05F]

19 May - 20 May 2013

Cairo, Egypt

Private – by invitation   Face-to-Face   English  open to register/apply Deadline: 8 May 2013

Protection of Civilians in Peace Operations - Pilot [PTP.2012.05F]

21 May - 30 May 2013

Cairo, Egypt

Private – by invitation   Face-to-Face   English  open to register/apply Deadline: 8 May 2013

Introduction to peace operations [PTP.2013.15E]

05 Jun - 03 Jul 2013

web-based

Public – by registration   E-learning   English  open to register/apply Deadline: 29 May 2013

Understanding conflict and conflict analysis [PTP.2013.16E]

05 Jun - 10 Jul 2013

web-based

Public – by registration   E-learning   English  open to register/apply Deadline: 29 May 2013