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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  • 2017.14 Police Monitoring, Mentoring and Advising in Peace Operations (Manual) 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; DPKO/OROLSI/Police Division (2017-07-14)
    The aim of this manual is to provide practical advice for United Nations police on what to monitor in the host-State police, what areas of police activity to pay special attention to and how to effectively turn monitoring ...
  • 2017.13 Mission based Police planning in Peace Operations (Manual) 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; DPKO/OROLSI/Police Division (2017-07-14)
    Mission-based police planning is the process of linking strategic goals and objectives to operational goals and objectives through a cycle of actions. The aim of this manual is to define the processes and provide practical ...
  • DPKO-DFS joint message to staff on sexual exploitation and abuse 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; UN. Department for Field Support; DPKO-DFS/DPET/Integrated Training Service (2017-07-13)
    Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix and Under-Secretary-General for Field Support, Mr. Atul Khare, talk to us about sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeeping personnel. Ending ...
  • Message conjoint DOMP-DAM pour le personnel sur l'exploitation et les abus sexuels 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; UN. Department for Field Support; DPKO-DFS/DPET/Integrated Training Service (2017-07-13)
    Le Secrétaire général adjoint aux opérations de maintien de la paix, M. Jean-Pierre Lacroix et le Secrétaire général adjoint à l'appui aux missions, M. Atul Khare, nous parlent de l'exploitation et des abus sexuels commis ...
  • Implementing Extension of State Authority Mandates in Peacekeeping 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; UN. Department for Field Support; DPKO-DFS/DPET/Policy and Best Practice Service (2017-06-12)
    While the extension of state authority (ESA) concept has not been clearly defined, examples from the ground have shown that it is based on three components: presence, capacity and legitimacy. In order for sustainable peace ...
  • Report on the Ten-Year AMISOM Lessons Learned Conference 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations (2017-03-10)
    This document, the result of a 2-day Lessons Learned Workshop on AMISOM held from 9 to 10 March 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya, records recommendations on the way forward for AMISOM. In accordance with the African Union's methodology, ...
  • 2017.12 The role of UNPOL in protection of civilians (Guidelines) 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; UN. Department for Field Support; DPKO/OROLSI/Police Division (2017-08-01)
    These guidelines are designed to assist United Nations (UN) police in effectively implementing protection of civilians (POC) mandates in peace operations as a critical element in the comprehensive, whole of mission approach ...
  • 2017.11 Child Protection in UN Peace Operations (Policy) 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; UN. Department of Political Affairs; UN. Department for Field Support; DPA/PMD/Guidance and Learning Unit; DPKO-DFS/DPET/Policy and Best Practice Service (2017-06-01)
  • Vacancy Management and Succession Planning for Heads of Police Components in PKOs and SPMs (SOP) 

    UN. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; UN. Department for Field Support; DPKO/OROLSI/Police Division (2016-11-17)
    This standard operating procedure (SOP) provides instructions for vacancy management and succession planning of heads of police component (HoPCs) as experts on mission in United Nations peacekeeping operations and special ...
  • 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. ...

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