In partnership with the United Nations Department of Public Information and the United Nations Dag Hammarskjold Library, the United Nations Departments of Peace Operations and Operational Support (DPO and DOS) 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 DPO and DOS 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.
Policy, Evaluation and Training Division
The Policy, Evaluation and Training Division (DPET) is mandated to develop and disseminate the policy and doctrine guiding the work of Peacekeeping Operations. In addition, the division has the responsibility to evaluate, at the request of the heads of the departments, how those policies are being applied, gather lessons learned and best practices, and use that information to guide the development, coordination and delivery of standardized training, so as to complete the learning cycle. DPET is also responsible for developing and maintaining strategic cooperation with various UN and external partners.
Policy and Best Practice Service
The Policy and Best Practice Service is mandated to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of peacekeeping operations through the exchange of good practices between missions, the development of guidance material that reflects lessons learned, and thematic policy support in selected areas (Gender, HIV/AIDS, Civil Affairs, and Child Protection). In this role PBPS coordinates the network of Best Practices Officers in the field and provides guidance on capturing best practices through the ‘Best Practices Toolbox’. With regards to guidance development PBPS acts as the secretariat for the Expanded Senior Management Team (E-SMT) as well as DPO’s policy review body.
Integrated Training Service
The Integrated Training Service (ITS) is responsible for the direction and coordination of peacekeeping training. The Service addresses priority areas of pre-deployment training aimed at enhancing peacekeepers’ capabilities to implement mission mandates. ITS provides support to troop- and police-contributing countries by developing training standards and materials, and providing technical advice and reviewing training courses. Within the Secretariat ITS focuses on cross-cutting training needs for DPO-DOS and facilitates specific substantive or technical training carried out at Headquarters and in the field. The Service also delivers civilian pre-deployment training as sell as senior leadership and management training.
The Evaluation Team provides DPO and DOS with a comprehensive assessment and internal evaluation mechanism to assist in the effective management of field missions including strengthening operational effectiveness and accountability. Evaluation findings inform policy development and training activities, strengthen Headquarters ability to provide strategic guidance to mission leadership, strengthen DPO and DOS planning processes and improve feedback on operational issues for Troop and Police Contributing Countries, Member States, and legislative bodies.