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Member State Initiatives Supported by the Integrated Training Service

Member State Initiatives Supported by the Integrated Training Service

Member State Initiatives Supported by the Integrated Training Service

Member State Initiatives Supported by the Integrated Training Service

Member State Initiatives Supported by the Integrated Training Service

Member State Initiatives Supported by the Integrated Training Service

Member State Initiatives Supported by the Integrated Training Service

Welcome to the ITS update. This electronic newsletter, issued three times per year, provides updates on guidance and training materials development, as well as offering direct access to the UN Core Pre-Deployment Training Materials (CPTM), and Specialized Training Materials (STMs). ITS develops training standards, guidance (policies, SOPs, manuals and handbooks) and materials; develops and delivers cross-cutting peacekeeping training and oversees peacekeeping training activities and provides technical support. 
Training Update                                                                                   (To download, click on the hyperlinks below)

Vaccination against COVID-19 continues to be mandatory for all course participants and instructors; this is to protect Member States hosting courses, course participants, course instructors and support staff. 

 

New Online Video from UN Military and Police Senior Leadership

The UN military and police senior leadership of the Department of Peace Operations has released a new online video which promotes both knowledge management and organizational learning in peacekeeping within troop and police contributing countries, through the use of the Deployment Review Mobile App. The video stresses the vital role of both police and military senior leadership in the creation of an enabling environment for uniformed personnel to collect, share and integrate lessons learned into policies, procedures and trainings. You can view the video in English here, and with French subtitles here.

Senior officials and managers of national training centres are encouraged to use the Deployment Review App’s lessons learned methodology and templates (in English and French) to improve and optimize training, preparation, and support of their future deployments.

For more information, please contact the Light Coordination Mechanism (LCM) Team at dpo-lcm@un.org.

Upcoming ToT Courses                                                                              (To download, click on the hyperlinks below)

The following Training of Trainers (TOT) and other courses will take place during the coming quarter:

 

UN Infantry Battalions Specialized Training Materials – Entebbe and Uruguay

In accordance with Security Council resolution 2436 which underpins the need for adequate training and equipment in order to ensure the effective implementation of peacekeeping mandates; and Security Council resolution 2518 which calls for Member States to take action to help enhance training for UN peacekeepers – ITS will conduct TOT courses on the specialized training materials (STMs) for UN Infantry Battalions (UNIBAT) in Entebbe and Uruguay.

  • The TOT in Montevideo, Uruguay will be conducted from 5 to 16 September, in collaboration with the United States Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) and hosted by the Government of Uruguay. The two-week course will familiarize Member State trainers with the standards and materials required in peacekeeping pre-deployment training for infantry commanding officers and their staff. The call for nominations were sent out in June.
  • The TOT in Entebbe, also conducted in collaboration with GPOI, will take place from 10 to 21 October, for Member State trainers from the Africa and Europe regions. The course aims to improve training delivery, skills and enable Member State trainers to deliver the UNIBAT STMs in their respective countries. The call for nominations were sent out in July.

 

UN Police Courses Roll Out – Ireland and Finland

The Strategic Guidance Framework for International Policing (SGF) aims to enhance the effectiveness of UN policing through consistent approaches to the provision of public safety, police reform and support to host-state services, and to ensure police trainers possess the necessary specialized skills and competencies to meet contemporary peacekeeping demands and challenges. As part of efforts to operationalize the SGF, ITS will conduct training courses for individual police officers, police commanders, and formed police unit command staff in an effort to increase the pool of available certified instructors who can assist DPO in the roll-out of the newly developed STMs for UN Police (UNPOL) to Member States.

  • ITS with the Government of Ireland will conduct a TOT course on the new UNPOL STMs in Ireland between 19 and 30 September. The course aims to strengthen the capacity of Member States’ trainers to deliver pre-deployment training for police officers nominated to deploy as individual police officers to peacekeeping missions. The call for nominations were sent out in July.
  • ITS with the UN Police Division will conduct the third edition of the UN Police Commander Course (UNPCC) in Finland between 17 and 28 October, aiming to equip appointed or potential UN Heads of Police Components (HOPCs) and other senior UN police leaders with the core competencies, skills and necessary knowledge to exercise their functions as leaders of UN police components and members of the mission senior management team, thereby realizing the principles, objectives, and methodology of UN policing as enshrined in the SGF. The call for nominations were sent out in July.

 

National Investigation Officers Course Roll Out – Australia, Uganda and Peru

In accordance with Security Council Resolution 2272, which underpins the need for Member States to strengthen sexual exploitation and abuse pre-deployment training of troop and police contributors to UN peacekeeping operations and urges further efforts by all T/PCCs to deliver robust sexual exploitation and abuse pre-deployment training, ITS will conduct TOT courses for National Investigation Officers (NIO) in Australia, Entebbe, and Peru. The courses aim to qualify Member State trainers to deliver training to UN standards to NIO practitioners through their respective peacekeeping training institutions. The course has been developed to ensure NIO practitioners are able to determine if an allegation of misconduct is substantiated or unsubstantiated through the undertaking of impartial investigations.

  • ITS will roll out the second UN NIO training with the Government of Australia and the UN Office of Internal Oversight Affairs (OIOS) in Australia, from 19 to 30 September, for Member States’ trainers from the Asia and Pacific region. The call for nominations were sent out in July.
  • The third training course in Entebbe will be conducted by ITS with GPOI between 31 October and 11 November, for Member States trainers from the Asia and Pacific and Americas regions. The call for nominations will be sent out in late September.
  • ITS with the Government of Peru and GPOI will conduct the fourth TOT for NIOs in Peru, from 5 to 16 December, for Member States trainers from the Americas region. The call for nominations will be sent out in early October.

 

Military Peacekeeping-Intelligence TOT Courses – Kenya and Bangladesh

ITS continues to conduct TOT courses on Military Peacekeeping-Intelligence for Member States’ trainers to deliver training at UN standards to military intelligence officers appointed to serve at the Force (U2), Sector (G2) and Battalion (S2) levels in UN peacekeeping operations.

  • ITS, with the Government of Kenya and the Kenyan International Training Partners will conduct a TOT course in Kenya from 17 October to 4 November, for Member States’ trainers from the Africa and Europe regions. The call for nominations will be sent out in early September.
  • ITS, with the Government of Bangladesh and GPOI will conduct a TOT course in Bangladesh from 20 November to 1 December for Member States’ trainers from Africa, Asia and Pacific, and Europe regions. The call for nominations will be sent out in early October.

 

Senior Mission Leaders’ Courses – Geneva and UNHQ

ITS continues to conduct training to further enhance the mindset, accountability and capacity of UN senior leaders in accordance with the recommendations of the Cruz Report on peacekeeping fatalities and injuries:

  • ITS will conduct a Mission Advanced Staff Training (MAST) in Geneva, from 10 to 18 October, aiming to expand the pool of potential Directors of Mission Support, Chiefs of Staff, and other senior staff with extensive managerial responsibilities. In addition to reviewing and learning how to integrate key issues and policies into their work, the purpose of the course is to exercise staff in managing crisis and situations of a complex nature, using root cause analysis and integrated assessment and planning methodologies. The call for nominations were sent out in late July.
  • ITS will conduct the Senior Leaders Programme (SLP) at UNHQ, from 28 November to 2 December, to provide newly appointed senior mission leaders - including Special Representatives and Deputy Special Representatives of the Secretary-General (SRSGs & DSRSGs), Force Commanders (FCs), Police Commissioners (PCs), Chiefs of Political Affairs, Chiefs of Staff and Directors of Mission Support - with an opportunity to explore the key issues and challenges affecting contemporary UN peacekeeping operations.
ITS Training Calendar

The ITS training calendar for 2022, available here, provides information on upcoming training courses for Member States, course requirements including language and the intended audience. Calls for nominations will continue to be made through respective Permanent Missions, which will in turn send their T/PCC nominations to ITS.

Guidance Update                                                                  (To download, click on the hyperlinks below)

New Environmental Policy for Peacekeeping Operations and Field-Based Special Political Missions

The Department of Operational Support (DOS), Department of Peace Operations (DPO) and Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) promulgated a new Environmental Policy for Peacekeeping Operations and Field-based Special Political Missions which requires missions to ensure sound environmental practices and fully consider the environmental impact of their operations and to reduce overall environmental footprint of missions. It outlines minimum performance standards and respective roles and responsibilities within the mission. All field missions with some or full operational control of their sites/facilities are covered by this policy. The new policy can be downloaded here.

 

New Handbook for UN Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) Practitioners

The new handbook provides DDR practitioners with practical guidance to design tailored disarmament and weapons and ammunition management initiatives as part of integrated DDR processes. The handbook draws upon good practices and innovative approaches developed in the field, as well as international standards and guidelines. This second edition reflects the launch of the revised Integrated DDR Standards and the new Modular Small-arms-control Implementation Compendium module on ‘Small Arms and Light Weapons control in the context of DDR’ as well as need to ensure consistent gender mainstreaming and the integration of youth considerations. The handbook is available for download in English, French and Spanish.

 

New SOP on Weapons and Ammunition Disarmament

This new SOP is based on international standards and guidelines to support mission personnel in implementing efficient, safe and secure disarmament operations and transitional weapons and ammunition activities as part of integrated DDR processes. The SOP serves as a global blueprint for the development and enhancement of mission-specific DDR processes, providing guidance on the collections, handling, storage, transportation and disposal of weapons and ammunition in the context of DDR. The new SOP can be downloaded here.

 

Specialized Training Materials on Training of Trainers - now available in French

The Specialized Training Materials on Training of Trainers (2022) provide trainers and facilitators with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively prepare and deliver pre-deployment and other UN peacekeeping training. The STMs include five modules: training cycle, training design & theories of learning, training evaluation & reporting, lesson development, and training delivery. The newly released French version can be downloaded here.

 

UN Environmental Management Handbook for Military Commanders – now available in Arabic

The Environmental Management Handbook for Military Commanders in UN Peace Operations is an essential guide for military commanders and staff deployed to peace operations and discusses expectations from deployment preparation through repatriation/rotation as well as identifying good practices and roles and responsibilities. This first edition has been drafted in accordance with the DOS Environment Strategy for Field Missions (2017-2023) and the DPKO/DFS Environmental Policy for UN Field Missions and jointly between the Office of Military Affairs and the Department of Operational Support Environment Section. The handbook will provide military commanders with practical guidance on environmental management actions in peace operations to improve environmental performance and risk management in an effective manner. The handbook can be downloaded in Arabic here.

 

Protection of Civilians in UN Peace Operations Handbook – now available in French

This handbook on Protection of Civilians (POC) in UN Peacekeeping incorporates a more comprehensive reference guide on a variety of protection topics that all components will be able to turn to when faced with questions about how to effectively use protection of civilian’s processes and tools. The handbook also provides a series of case studies from the past 20 years, since the first explicit POC mandate in UN peacekeeping., illustrating best practices in implementing POC principles and tools, ranging from the tactical level to strategic planning and communications. The handbook can be downloaded in French here.

 

Pre-Deployment Training Materials                                               (To download, click on the hyperlinks below)

UN Core Pre-Deployment Training Materials (CPTM) - English | French | Spanish

 

Reinforcement Training Packages (RTPs)

Comprehensive Protection of Civilians Package for UN Military - English| French| Spanish

Comprehensive Protection of Civilians Package for UN Police - English

Child Protection for UN Police - Arabic | English | French

Child Protection for UN Military - English

RTP for UN Military Peacekeeping-Intelligence Officers – English

RTP for UN Operational Logistics – English

RTP for UN Peacekeeping Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (PKISR) – English

 

Specialized Training Materials (STMs)

STM for UN Military Observers - English| French

STM for UN Military Staff Officers - English

STMs for UN Military Units - English

(Force HQ; Maritime; Aviation; Engineers; Logistics; Police; Riverine; Signals; Transport; Special Forces; and Explosive Ordnance Disposal)

STM on Mission Specific Infantry Battalions - English

STM for UN Police Officers - English

STM for Formed Police Units - English

STM on UN Civil-Military Coordination - Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish

STM for Child Protection Staff Deployed in UN Missions – English

STM on Conflict Related Sexual Violence - English

STM on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN Personnel - English | French

STM for National Investigation Officer - English

STM on Training of Trainers - English | French

 

COVID-19 UN Pre-deployment Training Materials

Instructor Course Handbook – English | French

Student Handbook – English | French

The policies, guidelines and training materials within this update can all be accessed via the direct links above and are hosted on the UN Resource Hub. If you have questions about the Integrated Training Service and its activities, please email peacekeeping-training@un.org.
 Entrepreneurship Development Course in Entebbe, 9-13 March 2020                                                                   

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In accordance with its role of enhancing the skills of field mission trainers and providing technical guidance towards their delivery of training and learning initiatives for missions, the Department of Peace Operations Integrated Training Service delivered an Entrepreneurship Development course. The course was attended by 23 trainers of Integrated Mission Training Centres (IMTCs) from 9 to 13 March, at the Regional Service Centre in Entebbe, Uganda.

The introductory course on Entrepreneurship Development was the first in the series of courses to be held in the future for IMTC trainers of mission planning and delivering career development, transition, or pre-retirement training interventions for national and international staff. Those trained could deliver awareness sessions on aspects of the course for other staff to enhance their career development.

Field mission managers take new Executive Management Programme                                                                         

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Following the Secretariat’s introduction of a new Executive Management Programme, thirty-four managers from nine peacekeeping missions, service centres and special political missions participated in the first cohort of the course from June to October 2019. 

The Executive Management Programme is a blended learning programme featuring online learning modules (webinars, reading materials, online discussions and self-study), 360°assessment, coaching and a weeklong face-to-face workshop. The Executive Management Programme face-to-face workshop for the field mission managers was held at the UN Regional Service Centre in Entebbe (RSCE) from 21 – 25 October.

The workshop was coordinated by the Integrated Training Service of the Department of Peace Operations, which was delivered by trainers and staff from the United Nations System Staff College.

SST Certification - Cost-efficiency in delivery of Training (20 June 2019) 

Following the Training of Trainers in Supervisory Skills Training (SST) course held as part of a certification programme for missions in March 2019, other training interventions through webinars, video-conference sessions and reading assignments were conducted for mission trainers in fulfillment of the requirements of the initiative. The series of interventions were later followed up with practical application through the delivery of the course in UNIFIL, from 18-21 June 2019 and UNMISS from 25-28 June. With the completion of the certification programme, the pool of trainers available to deliver the course has been increased, with attendant positive impact on cost efficiency in the delivery of training for peacekeeping personnel across the field and other UN offices.

ITS Supports Training of DOS Staff continued 

The Integrated Training Service continued its support to the strengthening of the skills of staff of the Department of Operational Support through the organisation of a course on Training Skills for members of the Client Support and Special Situations Section and Capacity Building and Operational Training Service, from 23-27 September 2019. The course, which aim was to equip the staff members with the ability to deliver training programmes to various audiences using participatory, practical and trainee-oriented methods, was conducted in addition to a Facilitation Skills training held for a similar group of DOS staff in May 2019

Training to Strengthen Mission Performance (Mar 2019) 

To strengthen the capacity of trainers in the field and ensure that they are adequately equipped with the knowledge, skills, and behaviour required to perform their duties, ITS conducted a series of courses for trainers drawn from peacekeeping and special political missions. The courses held in March 2019, included the Conduct of Exercises to Strengthen Mission Performance; Management of Learning & Presentation Skills; Monitoring and Evaluating Training Programmes using Participatory Methodologies; and Training of Trainers in Supervisory Skills Training. Of particular mention is the Supervisory Skills Training (SST) which is conducted as a certification programme for increasing the pool of mission trainers that are capable of delivering supervisory skills training for supervisors and managers in the field thereby enhancing the management of resources. The skills of the SST trainers are further being strengthened through follow-up webinars and video-conference sessions as well as practical application of the skills gained.

Several participants of the series of training expressed their delight at having the opportunity to enrich their knowledge and receive guidance on various methods to be used in reaching out to other mission personnel. They also indicated their commitment to put the lessons learnt into practice. ITS also plans to deliver the second batch of a course on Mission Staff Officers Planning Process at the end of April. The first course on the subject held from 21-25 January 2019, targets the strengthening of the skills of Staff Officers (SOs) in military planning and decision making in peace operations. Those trained are to deliver similar courses for other Staff Officers with the goal of enhancing mandate implementation.

ITS Supports Training of DOS Staff (11-15 Feb 2019) 

The Integrated Training Service facilitated the strengthening of the skills of new members of the Capacity Building and Operational Training Support of the Department of Operational Support through the organisation of a course on Training Skills & Management of Learning from 11-15 February 2019. The course, which was well received by participants is to equip them with the ability to deliver training programmes to various audiences using participatory, practical and trainee-oriented methods. Other activities to be held by ITS in May, to support the enhancement of the skills of DOS staff include the delivery of Facilitation Skills courses for the Client Support and Special Situations Section and Environment Officers & focal points.

Chiefs of Integrated Mission Training Centres (IMTCs) /Training Focal Points Workshop

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In support of the integration of in-mission training components, including civilian, military and police training cells and the strengthening of institutional learning and skills of training leaders, as well as the delivery of training and learning initiatives for missions,  the DPKO-DFS Integrated Training Service (ITS) delivered the IMTC Workshop for Chiefs of Integrated Mission Training Centres (IMTCs) and Mission Training Focal Points, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, from 5 – 9 March 2018.

The workshop served as a forum to strengthen skills, provide strategic guidance on DPKO/DFS training priorities and facilitate effective cross-communication on training priorities between IMTCs and DPKO-DFS Headquarters. It also focused on stressing the role of training in mandate implementation, the coordination of exercises as part of in-mission training and the effective management of learning for mission personnel.

IMTC Training of Trainers (ToTs) courses


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In accordance with its role of enhancing the skills of field mission trainers and providing technical guidance towards their delivery of training and learning initiatives for missions, the DPKO-DFS Integrated Training Service (ITS) delivered three Training of Trainers (ToTs) courses, as indicated below, for members of the Integrated Mission Training Centre (IMTC) and Mission Training Focal Points. The courses were held at the Regional Service Centre in Entebbe.

  1. 12 - 16 March 2018: IMTC Training of Trainers (ToT) on the Conduct of Table Top Exercises (TTXs).
  2. 19 - 23 March 2018: IMTC Training of Trainers (ToT) on Training Skills and Management of Learning.
  3. 19 - 23 March  2018: IMTC Training of Trainers (ToT) on Enhanced INSPIRA Learning Management System.
Protection of Civilians (POC) Mobile Training Team (MTT) for MINUSMA

 

Based on the request to have an integrated POC ToT for MINUSMA during the Training Enhancement Visit, ITS provided MINUSMA with the Mobile Training Team to conduct POC ToT from 22 to 26 October 2018.

Participants to the ToT were drawn from all three components (civilian, military and police) and sectors who have been working as trainers or those delivering awareness generation sessions for staff who have a minimum of six more months to serve with the mission.

Supervisory Skills Training (SST) Materials Development Workshop

The Integrated Training Service (ITS) of DPKO-DFS held a Materials Development Workshop for the development and standardization of the training materials for the Supervisory Skills Training (SST) course, at the Regional Service Centre, Entebbe, from 5 – 9 November 2018.

There was the need for trainers that had been certified by DPKO-DFS to work with ITS, to revise the materials in use, prepared by the Secretariat over twelve years ago and develop new segments to be used for the improved delivery of the course. The workshop also gave the trainers the opportunity to enhance their skills through delivery of components of the course, to ensure that they were relevant for the intended audience.

Training Enhancement Visits                                                                                                                                                               

The Integrated Training Service (ITS) of DPKO-DFS conducted training enhancement visits to the five high risk missions - MINUSCA, MINUSMA, MONUSCO, UNAMID and UNMISS in May-June 2018. The major goal of the visits was to provide strategic and operational guidance to the enhanced and efficient delivery of training and other learning initiatives for mission personnel.

This included working with mission leadership to identify areas where specific training support may be needed for uniformed and civilian components, provision of immediate support to the Integrated Mission Training Centres (IMTCs) in identifying training needs to support implementation of the dos Santos Cruz Report; identifying key gaps in pre-deployment training and enhancing IMTC capacity to deliver mandate-related training and meet DPKO-DFS training standards and priorities. 

 

Crisis Management Training with UN Operations and Crisis Centre (UNOCC)                                                                                 

The Integrated Training Service of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the Department of Field Support (DFS) supported a ToT in Field Crisis Management (FCM) course held in Entebbe in September 2018 for mission personnel with invitations to DPA led missions.

The objective was to provide relevant field personnel with an opportunity to systematize and further enhance their crisis management capabilities, while requesting that they subsequently impart that knowledge and skills to others. The FCM Course coincided with the roll of the Essential Capabilities for Crisis Management and the Crisis Management Simulation Exercises Design Manuals.

The manuals were officially released on Policy and Practice Database onOctober 18 and are accessible by all missions. Planning for the next FCM course likely to begin in Feb/Mar 2019.

DPKO/DFS Mission Trainers Lead Use of Enhanced Inspira LMS (22 June 2017)

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The Integrated Training Service of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the Department of Field Support (DFS) recently organised an Enhanced Inspira Learning Management System (LMS) and SAP Business Object Reporting Tool workshop for field mission trainers.

The workshop was held at the Regional Service Centre, Entebbe, from 5 – 9 June. It aimed to introduce trainers to the enhanced features built into the LMS to facilitate its use in missions for  managing training activities.

It is the culmination of an initiative led by Integrated Training Service to make the Inspira LMS readily available and accessible for all categories of staff and other personnel in the field, including uniformed officers and UN Volunteers.

New Comprehensive Protection of Civilians Training Piloted  (15 May 2017)

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The Integrated Training Service of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the Department of Field Support (DFS) conducted a pilot “training of trainers” course on the new Comprehensive Protection of Civilians package from 8-12 May 2017 at the Regional Service Centre Entebbe in Uganda.

This first edition of the Comprehensive Protection of Civilians materials was designed specifically for military peacekeepers at the tactical level and combines conceptual, legal, and operational guidance on protection of civilians with aspects of child protection and conflict-related sexual violence.

UN Conducts Staff Officer ‘Training of Trainers’ Course (24 April 2017)

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The Integrated Training Service of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Field Support conducted the United Nations Staff Officer Training of Trainers Course from 27 March to 7 April 2017 at the Regional Service Centre Entebbe in Uganda.

Twenty-four trainers - including six women - from twenty-one countries participated in the course. 

The objective of the two-week course was to familiarise the trainers with the United Nations peacekeeping training standards and materials required for peacekeeping pre-deployment training for staff officers. The course culminated in an integrated command post exercise that allowed participants to practice the knowledge and skills acquired.

Training of Trainers in Visualization in Participatory Programmes (18 April 2017)

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The DPKO/DFS Integrated Training Service organised two “training of trainers” courses in Visualization in Participatory Programmes (VIPP) for thirty members of the Integrated Mission Training Centres (IMTC) and mission training focal points.

The trainings are intended to enhance the skills of field mission trainers and ensure that they are adequately equipped to perform their duties thereby contributing to mandate implementation.

Visualization in Participatory Programmes, or VIPP, is a methodology which emphasizes group processes, information pooling, and consensus-building to increase participation in planning. The aim was to diversify training skills to reduce reliance on PowerPoint presentations. The trainers will go on to effectively deliver learning interventions for their missions.

Training the Trainers in Tabletop Exercises in Entebbe (14 April 2017)

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As part of its role of enhancing the skills of field mission trainers, the DPKO/DFS Integrated Training Service organized a “training of trainers” course on how to conduct tabletop exercises.

Sometimes referred to as TTX, tabletop exercises are defined as: “A simulation exercise to study scenarios, actions and responses, communications and decision-making without any actual movements on the ground.”

The course focused on strengthening mission contingency planning and response to emerging Protection of Civilians situations. Its aim was to equip trainers with the skills to guide mission personnel and help them coordinate the planning, organization, and conduct of tabletop exercises.

DPKO-DFS HQ Induction Training (14 March 2017)

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The Integrated Training Service of the Division of Policy, Evaluation and Training, in collaboration with other divisions of the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support (DPKO-DFS) organized in UNHQ an induction training programme to facilitate the integration of new staff into the departments.

The training, which was held from 23-24 February, provided new staff members with basic information about peacekeeping, the role of DPKO and DFS, and issues of importance to the two departments.

Positive Feedback on UNPOL Child Protection Training Material (5 January 2017)

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The Integrated Training Service (ITS) and the Child Protection Team of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations concluded a five day pilot training on child protection for United Nations Police at the UN Global Services Centre in Brindisi, Italy, on 9 December.

The pilot training reviewed the newly developed Specialized Training Module on Child Protection, and collected feedback from the 34 participants from 30 police contributing countries, which are experienced in peacekeeping, training, and policing. It familiarized participants with the new child protection training standards for UN Police.

Based on the feedback  from the workshop, the training modules will be finalized in early 2017, and disseminated to Member States, police contributing countries, UN peacekeeping operations in the field, and child protection training partners.

Peacekeeping Helps Build the Capacity of Vietnam's Peacekeepers (22 December 2016)

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As part of the work of the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support (DPKO and DFS) to support new and emerging Troop Contributing Countries and strengthen their capacity to deploy well-trained and properly equipped peacekeepers, the Integrated Training Service (ITS) deployed a Mobile Training Team of three military training officers to Hanoi, Vietnam in October. 

The objective of the course was to build the capacity of trainers of the Vietnam Armed Forces by familiarizing them with the United Nations core pre-deployment training materials and the specialized ones. Trainers also updated participants on the latest developments in United Nations Peacekeeping.

Field Mission Trainers now Certified for Supervisory Training (25 November 2016)

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Nine trainers drawn from eight peacekeeping and special political missions have received full certification for the delivery of the Supervisory Skills Training (SST) across the Secretariat. This initiative was put together by the Integrated Training Service of the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support to strengthen the skills of supervisors and managers and ensure that the course is regularly given in field missions. The use of mission trainers for courses previously only taught by consultants ensures cost effectiveness in the delivery of training.

IMTC Training of Trainers (ToT) Courses (15 May 2016)

To strengthen the capacity of trainers in the field and ensure that they are adequately equipped with the knowledge, skills, and behaviour required to perform their duties, the DPKO/DFS Integrated Training Service (ITS) conducted two Training of Trainers (ToT) courses for trainers drawn from peacekeeping and special political missions. The ToTs which were on the Supervisory Skills Training (SST) and Core Pre-Deployment Training Materials were held at the Global Service Centre, Brindisi, from 9 to 14 May and 9 to 13 May, 2016 respectively.

IMTC Workshop: The Role of Training in Mandate Implementation (7 May 2016)

In a move to promote the use of Training as a tool for enhancing mandate implementation, the DPKO/DFS Integrated Training Service (ITS) delivered an IMTC Workshop at the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), from 2 to 6 May 2016. The workshop brought together 30 Chiefs of Integrated Mission Training Centres (IMTCs) and Mission Training Focal Points including Civilian, Military and Police Training Chiefs of 17 peacekeeping and special political missions. Missions were urged to treat training as a tool for enhancing mandate implementation considering its role in improving capabilities to address the increasingly complex needs in peacekeeping, as clarified under the strategic peacekeeping training priorities indicated in the Secretary General’s Report on the progress of training in peacekeeping. The workshop also focussed on the strengthening of the management of peacekeeping training at different phases of a mission and the introduction of various tools for the delivery of in-mission training including the use of Table Top Exercises.

New Training Modules Available for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (7 August 2015)

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The first Training of Trainers (ToT) course on the Prevention and Response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (CSRV) for trainers of various Integrated Mission Training Centres (IMTCs) was held in Entebbe, Uganda from 26 to 29 May 2015.

DPKO/DFS’s Integrated Training Service and Policy and Best Practice Service in the Division of Policy, Evaluation and Training conducted the ToT to advance the capacity of designated trainers and focal points, including the military, police, and civilian peacekeepers in designing programmes and disseminating information on the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security mandate, with particular emphasis on CRSV concerns.

Training of Trainers (ToT) Course on the Prevention and Response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (CRSV) (23 June 2015)

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To strengthen the capacity of peacekeepers to prevent and respond to sexual violence in conflict, the Integrated Training and the Policy and Best Practices Services of the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support conducted a global consultation workshop on newly developed specialized training materials on prevention and response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (CRSV), in Brindisi, Italy, from 15 to 26 June.

Coaching and Mentoring - Mentoring and Advising ToT (30 May 2015)

The first Training of Trainers (ToT) course on the Prevention and Response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (CSRV) for trainers of various Integrated Mission Training Centres (IMTCs) was held in Entebbe, Uganda from 26 to 29 May 2015. DPKO/DFS’s Integrated Training Service and Policy and Best Practice Service in the Division of Policy, Evaluation and Training conducted the ToT to advance the capacity of designated trainers and focal points, including the military, police, and civilian peacekeepers in designing programmes and disseminating information on the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security mandate, with particular emphasis on CRSV concerns.

DPKO and DFS Mobile Training Team Teaches Pre-Deployment Course in Cameroon (28 May 2015)

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As part of efforts to strengthen the capacity of Member States to deliver Pre- Deployment Training (PDT), the Integrated Training Service (ITS) of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the Department of Field Support (DFS) deployed a Mobile Training Team (MTT) to Yaounde, Cameroon in April.

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