UN Peacekeeping course ‘trains the trainers’ in Romanian Armed Forces

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

DPKO/DFS | Sibiu (Romania)

The Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support - through the Division of Policy, Evaluation and Training - conducted a capacity-building peacekeeping training course from 20 February to 3 March 2017 at the request of the Romanian Government.

The two-week course was held at the Application School for Combat Support Units in Sibiu, Romania. It aimed to familiarize the trainers of the Romanian Armed Forces with UN peacekeeping training standards and materials required for the pre-deployment training of Romanian military personnel.

Thirty Romanian military personnel attended, which included two female officers. During the course, the trainers were taken through the UN Core Pre-deployment Training Materials (used by all Member States to prepare peacekeeping personnel) as well as specialized materials for military staff officers and protection of civilians. 

“This training programme gave me a better understanding of the United Nations and its missions around the world. It also provided me with basic information for a potential participation in a UN peacekeeping mission. It is the best course I have had, a perfect experience with wonderful people,” stated one of the participants.

The Romanian Armed Forces and course participants were very pleased with the training outcomes and expressed appreciation to the United Nations team. The Mobile Training team was comprised of three personnel from the Integrated Training Service and one Canadian officer.

The latter two courses address high priority areas for peacekeeping and, accordingly, the Integrated Training Service is focusing specific attention on enabling all Member States to have access to the latest training modules. 

Providing capacity-building training of trainers for Member States is a core activity of the Integrated Training Service. Requests from Member States for these courses are always welcomed.