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About Peacekeeping Resource Hub

In partnership with the United Nations Department of Public Information and the United Nations Dag Hammarskjold Library, the United Nations Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support (DPKO and DFS) are pleased to introduce the newly re-designed Peacekeeping Resource Hub.  This website is designed to serve as the primary resource for Member States, Peacekeeping Training Institutes, and the UN's partners on peacekeeping-related issues.

It serves as a repository for all official DPKO and DFS training and guidance materials, and provides links to other related UN documents and resources.  It also offers links to real-time news and updates in the United Nations peacekeeping world.

The Peacekeeping Resource Hub also provides access to communities of practice, a platform where peacekeeping practitioners and Member States can share and exchange information and ideas about the latest peacekeeping issues as well as collaborate on training and guidance materials.

What's New

Now available in French Specialized Training Material (STM) on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuses by UN Personnel

The Military Aide Memoire: Commanders’ Guide on Measures to Combat Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in United Nations Military is now available in the 6 six official UN Languages and Portuguese

The revised DPKO-DFS Comprehensive Protection of Civilians Training Materials (CPOC) for United Nations Peacekeeping Operations are now available for downloading.   

The revised DPKO-DFS Core Pre-deployment Training Materials (CPTM 2017) for United Nations Peacekeeping Operations are now available for downloading.   

The UN Police Gender Toolkit: Instructor's Notes and PowerPoint Presentations are now available 

Specialized Training Materials on Child Protection for UN Peacekeepers, UN CIMIC, and Staff Officers in English, French, Spanish, Chinese and Arabic translations

United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Military Signals Unit Manual

United Nations Force Headquarters Handbook is now available in French

Protection of Civilians: Implementing Guidelines for Military Components of United Nations Peacekeeping Missions

is now available in six official UN languages

In order to access the peacekeeping policy and guidelines you need to register for an account.

DPKO-DFS joint Message to Staff on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix and Under-Secretary-General for Field Support, Mr. Atul Khare, talk to us about sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeeping personnel. Ending sexual exploitation and abuse is an uphill battle, fought every day in Headquarters, in Missions and in our field offices.
Through this message, they share their determination to bring justice to victims and seek our renewed commitment towards ending this form of abuse.

Download the DPKO-DFS joint message to peacekeeping staff on sexual exploitation and abuse. This message is intended for use in internal training and outreach activities such as Town Halls, pre-deployment training or induction courses: (EN) (FR)


Mission-Specific Induction Courses

  • UN Core Values and Competencies
  • UN Mission Structure
  • HIV and AIDS in Peacekeeping
  • UN Aviation Safety Awareness
  • Landmines and Explosives Remnants of War
  • Integrating Gender into Peacekeeping Operations

The six courses are accessible to all staff via INSPIRA > "Main Menu" > "Self Service" > "Learning" > "My Learning" > “Browse Catalog" > “Working for the UN" > “Induction Training".

UN Peacekeeping Operations: An Introduction

3-4 hour self-paced course to introduce newly appointed personnel to UN peacekeeping operations. It provides a basic understanding of the evolution of peacekeeping, its composition, decision making bodies and mandates.

United Nations Police Gender Toolkit

Eleven lessons in a self-paced course to train United Nations Police officers and host State police officers how to mainstream gender in police activities, develop gender equality documents and prevent and investigate sexual and gender-based violence. If you are interested in enrolling in the online e-learning course, please contact please contact Ms. Lea Biason at

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN Personnel

The course aims to increase knowledge of UN policies on sexual exploitation and abuse, including prohibited behaviour and the consequences and impact of sexual misconduct on personnel, field operations and host populations.

Managers and Commanders have to take the dedicated version of the course: “Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN Personnel: Managers and Commanders”.

The course is available in the “Mandatory learning” section of Inspira and is mandatory for all personnel of the UN Secretariat.

For civil and uniformed personnel who do not have access to Inspira, they have to take the course on the UN Staff College platform, where the general  and the Managers/Commanders versions are available. 

OHRM Programmes Available for UN Field Staff

For all inquiries on the scheduling, deployment, and delivery of the following Secretariat courses on field missions, please email at 

We look forward to supporting you towards the enhanced delivery of training for mission staff and other personnel.

Thank you for your support.

Combating Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

Latest Training Materials

  Please click here to download the revised version of the DPKO-DFS Comprehensive Protection of Civilian (CPOC) Training Materials for United Nations Peacekeeping Operations




Please click here to download the revised version of the DPKO-DFS Core Pre-deployment Training Materials (CPTM 2017) for United Nations Peacekeeping Operations



  e-GuidePlease click here to download the latest e-Guide to the United Nations Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support :

A Resource for New Staff at Headquarters 

We are pleased to inform you that ITS has uploaded the Specialized Training Materials (STM) on Child Protection for UN Peacekeepers, UN CIMIC, and Staff Officers, which are translated in English, French, Spanish, and Chinese. Please click on the language below to read or download the materials.

--------- Sexual Exploitation and Abuse --------- ‘No Excuse’ pocket cards

The ‘No Excuse’ cards include a concise and portable statement of the UN rules and prohibitions related to sexual exploitation and abuse, and contact details - to be provided by the missions and duty stations - for reporting allegations. These are to be distributed to all deployed UN personnel, affiliated staff, implementing partners and contractors.

'No Excuse' flyer

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'No Excuse' pocket cards (2 pages)
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'No Excuse' pocket cards (4 pages)
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'No Excuse' InDesign set 
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