This refers to all training related documents available on the Peacekeeping Resource Hub, to use for the planning, design, delivery and monitoring of peacekeeping training according to UN standards.
These include documents such as: Guidance on UN peacekeeping training standards (policies, standard operating procedures & guidelines) for Member States national planners, peacekeeping training institutes course directors and trainers/instructors – to ensure necessary mandatory training requirements are met for personnel to be operationally ready for deployment to UN peacekeeping operations. It also includes non-training guidance on requirements on UN peacekeeping performance and operational readiness in general. Other resources include peacekeeping training materials, ready-made presentations, and other instructional support for instructors, to ensure that peacekeeping training is conducted according to UN training standards.
List of Training Resources:
An accepted handbook, booklet of instructions, a learning resource /source material, set of guidelines or specific instructions showing step by step information to be covered during a training activity, describing the methodology to be used by instructors or trainers or participants. It supports the training objectives and consists of general reference information for prior, during and after training, designed to improve the quality and content of instruction on a concept or skill to be learned.
Please click the link below to download Guidelines and Manuals:
The e-Guide is an induction and reference tool to the Pillar, and to those offices that support it. Jointly developed by DPO, DPPA and DOS, this online tool provides details on the functions and objectives of the Peace and Security Pillar and supporting offices. It also serves to complement the face-to-face induction course organized for new DPO, DPPA and DOS staff. In addition to information on the three Departments, the e-Guide includes modules on peacekeeping and special political missions, Security Council and General Assembly bodies, Secretariat Departments, and Agencies, Funds and Programmes collaborating with the Peace and Security Pillar. The e-Guide also includes learning, guidance and communication resources for staff as well as practical information on working at UN Headquarters. The e-Guide will help forge a better shared understanding of the Peace and Security Pillar for both new and current staff.
Note: We recommend downloading the PDF to your desktop and opening it with adobe PDF reader to ensure the full functionality of the e-Guide.
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The Guidelines on Conducting Peacekeeping Training Needs Assessments are intended for use in peacekeeping operations and provide peacekeeping trainers with step-by-step guidance on how to conduct peacekeeping training needs assessments. Peacekeeping training partners such as Member State trainers and national peacekeeping training centers are encouraged to use the Guidelines to integrate peacekeeping training standards in pre-deployment training and harmonize practices. The Guidelines aim to set the training foundations and outline the procedures for training needs assessments as the core step preceding peacekeeping training design, development, delivery and evaluation, often referred to as the Training Management Cycle.
A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is a standing instruction on how to implement a specific task, process or activity, or how to achieve a desired result. It provides institutional recognition of best practice methods or steps to be followed unless ordered otherwise.
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The INSPIRA Learning Management System is utilized by the United Nations Secretariat to manage training applications online including mandatory and mission specific induction courses. It is globally available to all UN personnel, including uniformed officers and UN Volunteers.
Kindly note that there are some features that have been added to the INSPIRA LMS to improve its performance. The following features below are now accessible and fully functional in the live environment. Please see attached guidelines, for your reference.
Click on the link below to download the INSPIRA LMS Training Manuals:
|Comprehensive Mission Training Plan||
A consolidation of priority civilian, military and police training activities and learning initiatives to be delivered for mission personnel either as individual or collective training, along with other training targeting leadership and management skills and organisational development, all needed to enhance the capacity to contribute to effective mandate implementation. The plan also gives information on issues such as, the mandate and environment in which the training is to be undertaken and the resources available to the mission.
|Core Pre-Deployment Training Materials||
Generic, specialized, and where appropriate, Mission-specific peacekeeping training materials based on United Nations standards, used in training delivered prior to deployment to a field operation. The materials are used in training delivered by Member States for military and police personnel and formed units in their home countries; and, at designated locations, by the Integrated Training Service (ITS) for civilian personnel.
Recommended practice that allows some discretion or leeway in its interpretation, implementation, or use.
Training that is delivered to DPO/DOS Headquarters staff on arrival at United Nations Headquarters in New York; and to military, police, and civilian personnel on arrival in peacekeeping missions. Training in missions is intended to supplement, and must not duplicate, that provided during the pre-deployment phase.
In-mission training refers to all training activities and learning initiatives undertaken after deployment to missions, by military, police, or civilian peacekeeping personnel. It includes induction training delivered on arrival, to equip peacekeepers with knowledge of issues considered to be important to the UN and the mission, and sharing of information required by incoming personnel to enhance their early integration into the system. It also includes ongoing training activities undertaken during their duty assignment, subsequent to induction.
Comprehensive and step-by-step guide to a particular topic for both beginners and practitioners that also serves as a reference book. A manual details what is given and what is required, explains how to put the presented information into practice, and instructs how to solve problems as they occur. This term is commonly used interchangeably with handbook.
|Military Training Directives/Police Training Directives||
These are the military and police inputs into the Mission Training Plan. Heads of military and police components are required to issue annual training directives to include mission specific requirements for pre-deployment, induction, and ongoing training.
Training or learning activity for military, police, or civilian peacekeeping personnel undertaken during their duty assignment, subsequent to induction, at Headquarters or in a peacekeeping mission. It may include "refresher" training for reinforcing previous individual or collective training and "on-the -job training" to address gaps in attributes, skills and knowledge or enhancement of skills in different areas and at different stages of deployment. It may be based on individual or mission or organisational needs.
|Operational Training Guidance||
Guidance provided by ITS on methods and best practices on the design, delivery and evaluation of training on operational issues. When providing operational training guidance, ITS works with TCCs and PCCs to integrate the operational advice provided by OMA and PD into pre-deployment training programmes.
Generic, specialized and, where appropriate, mission-specific peacekeeping training that is based on United Nations standards and takes place prior to actual deployment to a UN mission. This training is delivered by Member States trainers to all military and police personnel/units in their home countries and by the Integrated Training Service (ITS) of the United Nations for civilian personnel up to Director (D-1) level. According to General Assembly Resolution A/RES/49/37 (1995), Member States have the responsibility for delivery of pre-deployment training for uniformed personnel deploying to UN operations, and the ITS is responsible for developing training materials and offering guidance and assistance to Member States.
|Reinforcement Training Package||
A set of specialized training materials and information or inter-related programmes put together to enhance or reinforce already existing materials, methodologies, practices or systems with a view to addressing any specific/special needs, reintroduce and reaffirm knowledge and/or skills that participants have previously obtained.
An accepted quality handbook, booklet of instructions, a learning resource /source material, set of guidelines or specific instructions showing step by step information to be covered during a training activity, describing the methodology to be used by instructors or trainers or participants. It supports the training objectives and consists of general reference information for prior, during and after training, designed to improve the quality and content of instruction on a concept or skill to be learned.
Printed, recorded, written, video-taped, web based (audio, written or visual) training aids or information used in a training programme to offer guidance and impart knowledge, skills and attitudes to a person /group with a view to enhancing their performance and bringing about behavioural change. The information gives instructional support, i.e. illustrations of a topic/facilitation of a session containing subject matter such as exercises, case studies, etc. Examples include POC Materials, Core Pre-deployment Training Materials, Specialised Training Materials, Videos, Instructors’ Notes and Powerpoint presentations to be used during training.
A specific or standardised part/units or aspect of learning designed to be part of a training course/package, training program online/offline or as part of a workshop which can be completed with or without a trainer or facilitator. It contains basic texts, short handouts for workshops and trainers’ notes. It can be referred to as a sub-element; a short lesson or a collection of lessons to make part of a training programme covering a specific topic or skill with learning objectives and outcomes. It refers to the overarching subject containing a number of different lessons on the same subject.
Set of endorsed standards, guidelines and training material, the total of a set of modules and their associated training information which make up the training programme content or are required for the successful completion of a training activity.
|Specialised Training Package||
Comprises of specialized training materials (mainly used by instructors/trainers), which focus on specialized areas/topics or groups, especially priority areas of mandate implementation such as POC, CRSV and CP; related to a specific function or employment category engaged in DPO peacekeeping operations (e.g. military or police experts on mission, political affairs officers) and DOS support (e.g. movement control personnel) that constitute the pre-deployment knowledge and skills required for effective performance on mission.
|UN Peacekeeping Training Standards||An authoritative document outlining the objective of training, target audience, and course specifications. They may also be supplemented with related training materials which fulfils course specifications.|