A three-week UN Staff Officers Course (UNSOC 2018) has begun today at the Serbian Armed Forces Peacekeeping Operations Centre in Belgrade, and is attended by the officers of Serbian Armed Forces, the Ministry of the Interior, and the armed forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Belarus.
During the next three weeks, the course participants — 29 Serbian Armed Forces officers, two members of the Ministry of Interior and one officer of the BiH and Belarus armies — will be trained for the United Nations peacekeeping duties in accordance with the standing standards and procedures.
The course program focuses on the basic standards and features of the UN integrated missions functioning, the Military Component Planning Process and staff functions and procedures. Experiences from the current UN peacekeeping operations will be presented as well. The course program is based on basic training material for participation in UN peacekeeping operations, with the addition of staff officers specific content. The training is conducted by instructors of the Peacekeeping Operations Centre and centers from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Hungary.
The Peacekeeping Operations Centre has been certified since 2015 by the Integrated Training Service of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Field Support to conduct this course.