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...

 

Internship/Traineeship opportunities with the Peacekeeping Training Programme

The deadline for application has passed. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted next week starting from Monday, 2nd of December 2013. Please restrain from contacting us for individual results.  

 

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.

In Focus


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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28 October - 01 November 2013, Geneva, Switzerland - UNITAR supports the fifth edition of a Senior Level Course on “Enhancing Leadership for Peacebuilding” delivered by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) in partnership with Interpeace and on behalf of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland. This course provides an opportunity for current and potential leaders to enhance their understanding of sustainable peacebuilding and leadership styles.

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Upcoming Events

Transitional justice and peacebuilding - ToT [PTP.2013.07F]

19 Aug - 20 Aug 2013

Musanze, Rwanda

Private – by invitation   Face-to-Face   English  open to register/apply Deadline: 29 July 2013

Protection of Civilians in Peace Operations [PTP.2013.06F]

22 Jul - 02 Aug 2013

Jaji-Kaduna, Nigeria

Private – by invitation   Face-to-Face   English  open to register/apply Deadline: 15 July 2013

Introduction to Environment, Natural Resources and UN Peacekeeping Operations [PTP.2012.36E]

21 Sep - 30 Nov 2013

web-based

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

Protection of civilians in peace operations [PTP.2013.09F/DPKO]

09 Sep - 11 Oct 2013

web-based

Private – by invitation   E-learning   English  open to register/apply

Training of trainers

28 Oct - 08 Nov 2013

Harare, Zimbabwe

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

Conflict management (PTP.2013.01B)

28 Oct - 30 Oct 2013

Erbil, Iraq & web-based

Private – by invitation   Blended   English  open to register/apply

Training of trainers

14 Oct - 25 Oct 2013

Harare, Zimbabwe

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

Mali: What Steps to Peace? (PTP.2013.03C)

24 Oct - 24 Oct 2013

Geneva, Switzerland

Public – by registration   Face-to-Face   English  open to register/apply Deadline: 23 October 2013

Introduction to peace operations [PTP.2014.06E]

19 Feb - 19 Mar 2014

web-based

By application & selection   E-learning   English  open to register/apply Deadline: 12 February 2014

Leadership, team work and team management [PTP.2014.10E]

05 Mar - 02 Apr 2014

web-based

By application & selection   E-learning   English  open to register/apply Deadline: 28 February 2014