Collection of training and guidance materials produced by UN departments. Training and Guidance Materials include:

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  • policies
  • guidelines
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • handbook and manuals
  • lessons learned and best practices

Sub-collections

  • Peacekeeping

    Serves as a repository for all official DPKO and DFS training and guidance materials.

New items

  • Specialized Training Materials on Conflict Related Sexual Violence 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; UN. Department for Field Support; DPKO-DFS/DPET/Integrated Training Service (2017-02-08)
    Background The use of sexual violence in armed conflict and post-conflict situations is one of the worst global protection challenges due to its scale, prevalence and profound impact. The widespread use of sexual violence ...
  • Environment Strategy of the United Nations Department of Field Support (Executive Summary) 

    UN. Department for Field Support (2017-01-01)
    The Environment Strategy of the United Nations Department of Field Support (DFS) sets out the context behind environmental management in international peace operations, establishing a vision for performance that DFS will ...
  • SMART II workshop, 16-20 January 2017 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; UN. Department for Field Support; DPKO-DFS/DPET/Integrated Training Service (2017-01-31)
    The Senior Mission Administration and Resource Training (SMART) Programme is therefore seeking to improve the performance of managers in support functions in Missions by, using a blended training approach of combining e ...
  • Specialized Training Materials on Child Protection for UN Police 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; UN. Department for Field Support; DPKO-DFS/DPET/Integrated Training Service (2017-01-31)
    Introduction: Deploying police personnel trained in child protection has become an increasingly crucial element for UN peacekeeping missions. Mandated by the Security Council resolutions, they aim to protect children from ...
  • 2016.24 Guidelines on Use of Force by Military Components in Peacekeeping Operations 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; DPKO/OMA/Office of the Military Advisor (2017-02-01)
    These guidelines are intended to provide clarity in the appropriate use of force at the tactical and operational levels of United Nations peacekeeping missions. They aim to mitigate hesitation, accelerate decision making, ...
  • 2016.09 Planning and Review of Peacekeeping Operations (Policy) 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; UN. Department for Field Support; DPKO/OO/Integrated Assessment and Planning Unit (2017-01-01)
    This Policy sets out principles, main decision milestones, processes and structures for planning peacekeeping operations by DPKO and DFS, which also includes assessments and strategic reviews. The purpose of the Policy is ...
  • UN Training of Trainers Pilot Course on Integrated Protection of Civilians 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; UN. Department for Field Support (2017-01-19)
    The Integrated Training Service (ITS) of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and Department of Field Support (DFS) will conduct a Training of Trainers (ToT) programme on the recently developed Integrated ...
  • Centralised Warehousing Operations Manual for Field Missions (Manual) 

    UN. Department for Field Support; DFS/LSD/Logistics Operations Section (2017-01-01)
    The changes spurred by the new supply chain management strategy; the new mission support structures, particularly the centralising of warehouses in field missions; and the upcoming deployment of the Umoja warehouse module, ...
  • 2016.11 Strategic Communications and Public Information (Policy) 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; UN. Department for Field Support; DPKO-DFS/OCOS/Public Affairs Section (2017-01-01)
    The purpose of this policy is to set a common standard for how peacekeeping operations approach and manage strategic communications and public information. This policy clarifies the role, purpose and objectives of strategic ...
  • 2016.26 Police Administration in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations and Special Political Missions (Guidelines) 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; UN. Department for Field Support; DPKO/OROLSI/Police Division (2017-02-01)
    These Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and Department of Field Support (DFS) Guidelines on Police Administration (hereafter referred to as “the Guidelines”) spell out the fundamental areas that fall within the ...
  • 2016.05 Boards of Inquiry (SOP) (Revised) 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; UN. Department for Field Support; DFS/OUSG/Audit Response and Boards of Inquiry Section (2016-12-01)
    A BOI constitutes an analytical and managerial tool used within the United Nations peacekeeping missions and Special Political Missions (SPM) under the administrative support of DFS to review and record the facts of serious ...
  • 2016.08 Operational Readiness Preparation for Troop Contributing Countries in Peacekeeping Missions (Guidelines) 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; UN. Department for Field Support; DPKO/OMA/Force Generation Service (2017-01-01)
    The Operational Readiness Assurance and Performance Improvement Policy (December 2015) requests TCCs to certify their units operational readiness before they deploy in peacekeeping missions. The certification applies to ...
  • 2016.10 Policy on Formed Police Units in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (Revised) 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; DPKO/OROLSI/Police Division (2017-01-01)
    This policy defines the conditions of deployment, the role and composition of Formed Police Units (FPUs) deployed in United Nations peacekeeping operations. It directs the conduct of FPUs in the field, providing a clear ...
  • 2016.17 Headquarters Crisis Response in Support of Peacekeeping Operations (SOP) 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; UN. Department for Field Support; DPKO-DFS/OCOS/Situation Centre (2017-01-01)
    This SOP provides direction to the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the Department of Field Support (DFS) on actions to take in preparedness for or in response to developing and/or ongoing crisis situations ...
  • MINUSTAH: Community Violence Reduction (CVR) Programme in Haiti: Lessons Learned Exercise (LL) 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations (2016-06-20)
    The Community Violence Reduction (CVR) programme of MINUSTAH was established in 2006. The purpose of the present Lessons Learned Exercise (LLE) is to review the five most recent years of the CVR programme and to extract ...
  • 2016.23 Military Support for Public Order Management in Peacekeeping Missions (Guidelines) 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; DPKO/OMA/Office of the Military Advisor (2016-08-23)
    This document provides guidance to UN Military units tasked with Public Order Management. This guidance applies to UN Headquarters staff at DPKO, DFS and all field Mission personnel. The guidelines herein are complementary ...
  • 2016.07 Road Safety Management in the Field (Manual) 

    UN. Department for Field Support; DFS/LSD/Strategic Support Service (2016-10-01)
    The purpose of this Manual is twofold: (I) to set out the minimum standards for safe operation of United Nations motor vehicles and the conditions regulating the use of such vehicles, as well as the measures that can be ...
  • Pilot Francophone “Training of Trainers” United Nations Staff Officers’ Course 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; UN. Department for Field Support; DPKO-DFS/DPET/Integrated Training Service (2016-08-16)
  • 2016.18 Awarding the Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage (Guidelines) 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; UN. Department of Political Affairs; UN. Department for Field Support; UN. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; DPKO/OMA/Office of the Military Advisor (2016-07-01)
    By its resolution 2154 (2014), the Security Council noted ‘with deep appreciation how Captain Mbaye Diagne of UNAMIR1 and of Senegal saved, unarmed and in the face of extreme danger, hundreds of, or perhaps even a thousand, ...
  • United Nations Integrated Protection of Civilians (IPOC) training materials Development Workshop 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; UN. Department for Field Support; DPKO-DFS/DPET/Integrated Training Service (2016-08-04)
    The IPOC materials will integrate for the first time guidance on the Protection of Civilians, Child Protection and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in United Nations peacekeeping into one set of training materials in order ...

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