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  • Preventing, Mitigating & Resolving Transhumance-Related Conflicts in UN Peacekeeping Settings: A Survey of Practice 

    UN. Department of Peace Operations (2020-11-15)
    This survey of practice, produced by the Civil Affairs Team in DPET/DPO, is based on a review of current practices, challenges and opportunities in peacekeeping settings while also drawing from external expertise and ...
  • Going Further Together: The Contribution of Human Rights Components to the Implementation of Mandates of United Nations Field Missions 

    UN. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; OHCHR (2020-10-01)
    This study examines whether and how human rights components in UN field missions contribute to broader mission mandates, such as mandates focused on politics, peacebuilding and military or police that may not be associated ...
  • United Nations Community Engagement Guidelines on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace 

    UN. Department of Peace Operations; UN. Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs; UN. Secretary-General; UN. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (2020-08)
    Following the Secretary-General’s call for the UN’s improved engagement with civil society at the local level in his 2018 report on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace, a joint UN-civil society working group developed the ...
  • DOS/2020.5 Guidance Development and Promulgation (SOP) 

    UN. Department of Operational Support (2020-09-08)
    This standard operating procedure (SOP) provides instructions for the development, promulgation, roll-out, and review of guidance materials within the authority of the Under-Secretary-General (USG) for Operational Support. ...
  • 2020.12 End of Assignment Reports (EoAR) (SOP) 

    UN. Department of Peace Operations; UN. Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (2020-09-01)
    This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) sets out the procedure for the preparation, submission, processing and dissemination of EoARs for senior DPO and DPPA personnel in field missions and at UN Headquarters.
  • 2020.11 Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning (Policy) 

    UN. Department of Peace Operations; UN. Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (2020-09-01)
    This policy sets out the guiding principles of knowledge management and organizational learning in DPO and DPPA and in their field missions. It outlines the roles and responsibilities of managers and personnel and defines ...
  • 2020.04 Selection and Extension of Military Senior Appointments in Field Missions (SOP) 

    UN. Department of Peace Operations; DPKO/OMA/Office of the Military Advisor (2020-07)
    This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) provides the procedure followed by the Department of Peace Operations (DPO) – Office of Military Affairs (OMA) in the selection and appointment of serving military officers into ...
  • 2020.05 Acquisition of Information from Human Sources for Peacekeeping-Intelligence (HPKI) (Guideline) 

    UN. Department of Peace Operations; DPKO/OUSG/PICT (2020-09-01)
    The purpose of these Guidelines is both to provide a legal and operational framework for and to facilitate the safe acquisition of information from human sources for peacekeeping-intelligence (thereafter “HPKI”). These ...
  • 2020.15 Peacekeeping-Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Staff (PKISR) Handbook 

    UN. Department of Peace Operations; DPKO/OMA/Office of the Military Advisor (2020-09)
    The aim of this Handbook is to support staff deployed in Peacekeeping-Intelligence (PKI) roles in UN peacekeeping operations to manage the Peacekeeping-Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (PKISR) assets available ...
  • 2020.03 United Nations Military Engineer Unit & CET Search and Detect Manual 

    UN. Department of Peace Operations; DPKO/OMA/Office of the Military Advisor (2020-01)
    This Manual describes the United Nations (UN) Military Engineer Unit and Counter Explosive Threat (CET) - Search and Detect process, focusing on Military Engineer support to a UN Mission1 and Force Headquarters (FHQ). The ...
  • 2020.10 Planning and Conducting Assessment and Advisory Visits (AAVs) (SOP) 

    UN. Department of Peace Operations; UN. Department of Operational Support; DPKO-DFS/DPET/Policy and Best Practice Service (2020-08-01)
    The purpose of this Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is to provide detailed procedures for planning and conducting Assessment and Advisory Visits (AAVs) to Troop/Police Contributing Countries (T/PCCs) in accordance with ...
  • Peacekeeping Mission Card - Reducing the Environmental Footprint of Field Missions 

    UN. Department of Operational Support (2020-08-01)
    This infographic sheet explains duties of peacekeepers in reducing the environmental footprint in missions.
  • DOS/2020.10 Boards of Inquiry (BOI) (SOP) 

    UN. Department of Operational Support; DFS/OUSG/Audit Response and Boards of Inquiry Section (2020-06-08)
    This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) describes what Boards of Inquiry (BOI) are, when and how they shall be convened, what their purpose is and according to which modalities they shall perform their tasks. This SOP ...
  • Developments in United Nations Police Peacekeeping Training 

    (2012)
    International police peacekeeping has expanded dramatically in both function and responsibility. It is a rapidly growing aspect of the United Nations (UN) peacekeep- ing operations; its role has become complex and essential ...
  • 2018.26 Development of Mission / Field Entity Support Division Closure Plan (Guidelines) 

    UN. Department of Peace Operations; UN. Department of Operational Support (2019-01-01)
    These Guidelines provide a Planning Officer in Mission Support Centre (MSC) with a structured approach to Service and Section Chiefs with a logical request for planning input, to start the development of a Mission / Field ...
  • 2020.08 UN Field Missions on Preventing and Responding to Conflict-related Sexual Violence 

    UN. Department of Peace Operations; UN. Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs; UN. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict (OSRSG-SVC) (2020-05-05)
    The Handbook for Field Missions on Preventing and Responding to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (CRSV) is a practical guide to support the implementation of mandates to prevent and respond to CRSV by United Nations Field ...
  • 2020.09 Protection of Civilians in United Nations Peacekeeping Handbook 

    UN. Department of Peace Operations; DPKO-DFS/DPET/Policy and Best Practice Service (2020-05-01)
    The new DPO Handbook on the Protection of Civilians in United Nations Peacekeeping incorporates and translates into action the principles set out in the recently revised DPO Policy on the Protection of Civilians in UN ...
  • 2020.06 Policy on Joint Mission Analysis Centres (JAMC) 

    UN. Department of Peace Operations; (2020-05-01)
    The Policy on Joint Mission Analysis Centres (JMAC) provides guidance on the establishment and functioning of JMAC in peacekeeping operations to ensure that missions have in place an entity capable of collecting and analysing ...
  • DOS/2020.7 Casualty Evacuation in the Field (CASEVAC) (Policy) 

    UN. Department of Peace Operations; UN. Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs; UN. Department of Operational Support (2020-03-01)
    This joint policy – by the Departments of Operational Support (DOS), Peace Operations (DPO), Peacebuilding and Political Affairs (DPPA), and Safety and Security (DSS) – provides direction on the management of casualty ...
  • 2019.19 Assessment for Mission Service of Individual Police Officers (SOP) (Revised) 

    UN. Department of Peace Operations; UN. Department of Operational Support (2019-09-09)
    This SOP provides instructions and guidance to the Police Division (PD) of the United Nations Department of Peace Operations (DPO) and UNPOL components of United Nations peacekeeping operations (PKOs) and special political ...

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