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.

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  • Understanding and Improving Engagement with Civil Society in UN Peacekeeping: from Policy to Practice 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; UN. Department for Field Support; DPKO-DFS/DPET/Policy and Best Practice Service (2017-05-01)
    This study analyses issues and dilemmas that peacekeeping operations and indeed the larger peacebuilding and development community has faced when engaging with civil society in conflict-affected environments with a particular ...
  • 2017.06 Engagement with Civil Society (Guidelines) 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; UN. Department for Field Support; DPKO-DFS/DPET/Policy and Best Practice Service (2017-05-01)
    This DPKO-DFS guidance seeks to help peacekeeping personnel effectively engage with civil society with the aim of broadening the range of actors peacekeeping missions engage with and better linking engagement efforts with ...
  • 2017.07 Peacekeeping Intelligence Policy 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; UN. Department for Field Support; DPKO-DFS/DPET/Policy and Best Practice Service (2017-04-01)
    This Policy sets out why and how United Nations peacekeeping operations acquire, collate, analyze, disseminate, use, protect and manage peacekeeping intelligence in support of United Nations peacekeeping operations in the ...
  • Module 3 Lesson 8 Slides 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; UN. Department for Field Support (2017-05-16)
  • 2017.09 SOP on the Assessment of Operational Capability of FPU in PKOs and SPMs 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; DPKO/OROLSI/Police Division (2017-04-20)
    This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) provides instructions and guidance to DPKO/DPA/DFS personnel on how to assess formed police units (FPUs) against the requirements of operational capability for service in United ...
  • Sexual exploitation and abuse ‘No Excuse’ pocket card 

    UN. Executive Office of the Secretary-General; EOSG/Office of the Special Coordinator on improving UN response to sexual exploitation and abuse (2017)
    The ‘No Excuse’ cards include a concise and portable statement of the UN rules and prohibitions related to sexual exploitation and abuse and provide contact details for reporting allegations. These are to be distributed ...
  • 2017.08 DPKO-DFS Business Continuity Arrangements for Critical Staff (Guidelines) 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; UN. Department for Field Support; DPKO-DFS/OCOS/Focal Point for Security (2017-03-01)
    These Guidelines describe the business continuity arrangements and responsibilities for identification and management of critical staff in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the Department of Field ...
  • 2016.25 UN Military Observers in Peacekeeping Operations 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; UN. Department for Field Support; DPKO/OMA/Office of the Military Advisor (2017-03-15)
    This document provides guidance on the operational deployment of United Nations Military Observers (UNMO) in multidimensional peacekeeping operations. These guidelines replace the 2009 DPKO/DFS guidelines on the Roles ...
  • Community Liaison Assistants in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (Survey of Practice) 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; DPKO-DFS/DPET/Policy and Best Practice Service (2016-11-30)
    Since their introduction in MONUSCO in 2010, Community Liaison Assistants (CLAs) have become a successful tool to support community engagement in peace operations. Research for this survey has indicated that the experiences ...
  • Protection of Civilians Coordination Mechanisms in UN Peacekeeping Missions: DPKO/DFS Comparative Study and Toolkit 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; DPKO-DFS/DPET/Policy and Best Practice Service (2012-12-01)
    This study focuses on the structures that peacekeeping operations implementing POC mandates have utilised or established towards that end. It provides an analysis of the comparative advantages of different approaches that ...
  • UN Peacekeeping in Sierra Leone 2003 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; DPKO-DFS/DPET/Policy and Best Practice Service (2008-08-31)
    The UN peacekeeping experience in Sierra Leone offers invaluable lessons, not only because of the later successes of the Organization, but particularly because of the trials encountered in the early stages of involvement. ...
  • 'Re-hatting' ECOWAS Forces as UN Peacekeepers 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; DPKO-DFS/DPET/Policy and Best Practice Service (2005-08-01)
    The report recommends adopting a joint planning approach if there is a possibility of re-hatting. This would lay the foundation for future transition. Additionally, an essential step in the re-hatting process is to strike ...
  • Letter from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council, conveying the findings and recommendations of the lessons learned exercise on the transitions from the AU to the UN in the contexts of Mali and CAR 

    UN. Secretary-General (2015-01-02)
    The Letter from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council, conveying the findings and recommendations of the lessons learned exercise on the transitions from the AU to the UN in the contexts ...
  • Regional Quick Reaction Force Lessons Identified Study 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; DPKO-DFS/DPET/Policy and Best Practice Service (2016-12-19)
    In 2014, the Regional Quick Reaction Force (RQRF) was established in the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) as part of the three-year drawdown plan for the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). The ...
  • Module 3: Safeguarding Children 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; UN. Department for Field Support; DPKO-DFS/DPET/Integrated Training Service (2017-03-03)
  • Module 1: Children in Peacekeeping Contexts 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; UN. Department for Field Support; DPKO-DFS/DPET/Integrated Training Service (2017-03-03)
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...

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