International United Nations Staff Officers Course

Friday, 8.12.2023 | Training
The Serbian Armed Forces’ Peacekeeping Operations Centre has been delivering an international United Nations staff officers’ course at the “South” Base near Bujanovac for the past three weeks.

The course has been attended by members of the Serbian Armed Forces, Ministry of Internal Affairs and the armed forces of Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Great Britain, Egypt, Morocco, Namibia, Germany, the United States of America and Slovenia.

They were trained in our centre for fulfilling staff duties in United Nations peacekeeping operations in accordance with the applicable standards and procedures.

The training program was designed to include basic standards and aspects of the functioning of integrated United Nations missions, familiarization with the planning process in a military component, staff functions and procedures, and a significant part of the course was dedicated to presenting and discussing the experience from participation in current peacekeeping operations.

The training was carried out by lecturers from the Ministry of Defence, Serbian Armed Forces, Ministry of the Interior, Peace Support Operations Training Centre from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Red Cross of Serbia, International Committee of the Red Cross, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the UN Children's Fund in the Republic of Serbia.

The course has officially been closed today. On that occasion, it was pointed out that the goals of this international training were fully accomplished, and that the participants successfully mastered all the content.

Since 2015, the Peacekeeping Operations Center has been certified to deliver this course according to UN standards and procedures. Wide international interest in participating in the course is a confirmation of the confidence in the quality of training and preparations made by the Serbian Armed Forces for the needs of participation in peacekeeping operations.

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