Grb BiH




Duration: 1 WEEK
Iteration On request
Course structure:




NATO Unclassified

ePrime Reference Number: Based on PSOTC.6
ETOC Course Code: Based on MCP-CM-35692
ETF Course Code: PSOTC.MTT.2

Course Description

The course will provide understanding of Protection of Civilians within UN Peace Operations framework through lectures, syndicate discussions and scenario based exercise (SBE). In addition to POC, emphasis will be placed on Gender and Child Protection in Peace Operations and Prevention of Sexual Violence.

Course Aim

The aim of the course is to provide the key personnel from tactical HQs deploying on UN Peace Operations with a framework of understanding of the impact of Protection of Civilians (POC), Child Protection and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (CRSV) on tactical planning level within UN Peacekeeping, and how to integrate military and other agencies‘ protection efforts in multidimensional UN Peace Operations.

Learning objectives

  • Comprehend POC conceptual framework and challenges for its implementation in UN PKO environment;
  • Identify the key components of legal framework that supports POC concept;
  • Implement POC concept in operational planning process;
  • Comprehend special considerations for Conflict Related Sexual Violence (CRSV) and Child Protection (CP).

Course Participants

  • Up to 40 participants;
  • Military officers (OF-1 – OF-4) and senior NCOs including all services, as well as police and civilian equivalents selected to be deployed as peacekeepers in UN peace operations;
  • Course participants should have basic knowledge about United Nations, preferably completed UN Staff Officer Course, UN Military Observers Course, and UN Police Officers Course;
  • Participants should have following standards of proficiency in English (as described in STANAG 6001): 2, 2, 2, 2 or approximately B2 level in accordance with Common European Frame (CEFR)


This course is based on the resident UN certified UN Comprehensive Protection of Civilians Course (ePrime: PSOTC.6; ETOC: MCP-CM-35692). The Course is delivered by national and international instructors and subject matter experts.





Read out "United Nations Peacekeeping Operations Principles and Guidelines" also known as Capstone or the Capstone Doctrine.




It is strongly recommended for all course participants to complete ADL Course on UN Core Pre-Deployment Training Materials (CPTM) at PSOTC ADL platform. All participants will receive via email an instruction about the access on the ADL platform. The overall knowledge obtained during online ADL course will be subject on theory based test on first day of the Course.


REMARK: PSOTC is not the owner of the prerequisite material. It is located on the third parties websites and all regulations and procedures applied can be found on their websites.