UN Military Observer’s Course - UNMO

Course Details

Name: UN Military Observer’s Course - UNMO

Length: 3 Weeks – 15 working days

Students per iteration: The minimum number per iteration is 10 and the maximum is 25

Iterations per year: We hold this course once a year. There is a possibility to hold another course during the year, upon request

Date: -

Deadline for applications: 06/01/2014

Open to: All countries

Language: English Language

Pre requisites:

  • O1 to O4 (CPT to LT COL), (For military and police personnel)

  • Good command at English language.

  • Physically fit.

Aim: to train and qualify officers to work as military observers in UN missions. 3. Target audience: National and International Military Officers

Target audience: -

Cost: 3000 US Dollar

Course Subjects:

  • Introduction to UN peacekeeping.
  • Fundamentals of UN peacekeeping.
  • The Establishment and Operationalization of Security Council 
  • Mandates for PKO.
  • How United Nations PKO Function.
  • UNMOs Criteria.
  • UNMO's Duties.
  • Patrol Duties.
  • Media Relation.
  • UN abbreviations.
  • Observation Post.
  • Daily Situation Report/ Shooting Report.
  • Do's & Don'ts.
  • Safety and security.
  • ICRC/ Law of Armed Conflict.
  • International Law Applicable to PKO.
  • Human Rights Protection in UN PKO.
  • Women, Peace and Security: The Role of UN PK.
  • Protection of Children: The Role of UN PK.
  • Use Of The Interpreter.
  • UNHCR.
  • Working with Mission Partners.
  • Movement In Mined Area o Rules Of Engagement.
  • Chemical Training.
  • Conduct and Discipline.
  • Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.
  • Consequences of Misconduct.
  • HIV/AIDS in PKO.
  • Stress Management.
  • Weapon Recognition.
  • Humanitarian Assistance.
  • Reimbursement System.
  • Respect for Diversity.
  • Crater Analysis.
  • Negotiation & Mediation.
  • UN International Police Role in PKO.
  • Communication Phonetics & Pro-word.
  • SAIT Training (Exercise).
  • Map Reading, GPS (Exercise).
  • Communications (Exercise).
  • Map Reading (Exercise).
  • PT (Exercise).
  • UN Driving Skills (Exercise).
  • Presentation Delivery (Case Study).
  • Visit to ICRC Office/ Amman


  • to familiarize participants with UN CPTMs
  • understand negotiation liaison and mediation.
  • be able to execute investigation and verification. Skils on GPS
  • Be able to analyze different situations cultural aspects and code of conduct.


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