Document symbol: PK/G/2017.22
Notification of Casualties (NOTICAS) in Peacekeeping Operations and Special Political Missions (SOP)
This SOP sets out procedures for preparing and issuing a notification of casualty (NOTICAS) in the event of a death, serious injury or serious illness of United Nations personnel serving in peacekeeping operations or special political missions in the field. This SOP applies to DPKO-DFS, DPA and the Department of Management, as well as peacekeeping operations and special political missions. It outlines the various procedures, as well as roles and responsibilities, for notifying the relevant Member State or next of kin for military, police and civilian casualties. It also includes templates for condolence letters to be signed by the Secretary-General.
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