18 - 22 June, New Delhi, India - UNITAR and its Indian partner training institution, the United Service Institution of India (USI) in New Delhi continue to strengthen their cooperation and ties through the joint delivery of UNITAR executive training courses to women and men, both uniformed and non-uniformed, coming mainly from the South Asia region and from Peacekeeping missions. The training course on the Protection of Civilians (PoC) was delivered for the second time in USI's premises.

To create a sense of awareness is the first step in that direction and this Course on PoC does precisely that.

The course was delivered by a very experienced faculty with its trainers applying the UNITAR training methodology of adult-learning. The participants enjoyed the five days of training on Protection of Civilians and vow not only to apply the skills that they have gained in their work, but also to become ambassadors and advocate for the protection of civilians.

During delivery of the course, the documentary film “Mandated to Protect: Protection of Civilians in Peacekeeping Operations”, produced by UNITAR with the Australian Civil-Military Centre, formerly known as the Asia Pacific Civil-Military Centre of Excellence, was used as a training tool and significantly contributed to clarifying a number of complex challenges related to the Protection of Civilians in peace operations.

Considering the vast number of applicants and huge demand for its courses, USI is committed to further strengthening the cooperation with UNITAR and is aiming to position itself as the hub for the roll out of the Protection of Civilians training in Asia.

Photo by UNITAR: Group picture with the organizers, course instructors and participants for the UNITAR-USI course on the "Protection of Civilians in Peace Operations" in New Dehli, India.