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Within the UNITAR Division for Peace, the Peacekeeping Training Programme strives to support the (re-)establishment of peaceful, just and inclusive societies around the globe by enabling individuals and organizations to contribute meaningfully to sustainable peace. Recognizing that peace is a prerequisite for the achievement of the post-2015 sustainable development goals, the Programme offers diverse capacity-building solutions in the areas related to conflict, peace and security for a wide spectrum of beneficiaries with a particular focus on police, military and judiciary personnel; mid- to upper-level professionals working within the context of governmental and non-governmental organizations of various levels; civil society and community leaders; and marginalized social groups such as at-risk women and youth. The sustainability of change and worldwide impact are achieved through a unique methodological approach that is human-centred, participatory, experimental, gendered and ensures a far-reaching multiplier effect. Read more
"Mandated to Protect" is a documentary that explores the UN mandate in the area of protection of civilians.
Over the past 20 years, protection of civilians in peacekeeping operations has moved to the forefront of the Security Council resolutions, under which the 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 the United Nations personnel, military, police and civilian peacekeepers, as well as representatives from international non-governmental organisations around the world with vast experience in the protection of civilians in the context of peacekeeping operations.
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 the cover page read chairperson Jean Marie Guehénno’s singular report Enhancing the Capacity of African Peacekeeping Training Institutions.