The curriculum mostly derives from the redeveloped and strengthened Core Pre-deployment Training Materials (CPTM). As per the UN, these materials should be used as the core resource for any UN pre-deployment training course. These standards guide peacekeeping personnel as they carry out critical tasks to assist countries in the transition from conflict to peace. This includes cross- cutting themes and priorities such as conduct and discipline, sexual exploitation and abuse, protection of civilians, human rights, gender mainstreaming, conflict related sexual violence, child protection, and environmental protection. There are additional embedded sessions to ensure smooth bridging between national and UN-sought competencies and skills.

The course:

  • promotes UN core values and principles nationally and regionally;
  • enhances potential capacity nationwide and within the region to support/contribute to UN peace and security operations;
  • provides a shared understanding of the basic principles, guidelines and policies of the UN to ensure that UN peace and security operations can function effectively in a coherent manner;
  • improves interoperability of uniformed personnel.

Course aim

  1. As a standalone course:

To become an UN PKO-informed employee of or acontributor to a national UN peacekeeping support system.

  1. As a training block for specialised courses (aimed at a specific subject area or at a specific personnel category):

For all personnel categories (military, police, and civilian) to acquire standards for UN peacekeeping personnel. These standards guide peacekeeping personnel as they carry out critical tasks which assist countries in the transition from conflict to peace.

The training block gives an insight of:

Context in a conflict or post-conflict situation;

Expectations and responsibilities for peacekeeping personnel in assisting the host country;

Range of tasks to be carried out;

Collaboration required with a number of actors in the mission itself, as well as within the wider country and region.

Course language

English; Russian

Delivery method

Blended delivery: residential (instructor-led with e-learning infusions) and distributed (mobile training teams with e-learning infusions).

Course active from

 8 July 2014

Course duration

5-10 session days (1-2 weeks)

Upcoming course iterations

3-7December 2018 (English language iteration)

Training audience

Employees of Kazakh and regional governmental agencies, as well as IOs and NGOs deployed to the region. The course is open to NATO, PfP, MD, ICI and other nations as approved.

Maximum number of students per iteration

Residential iterations: 25

Mobile training teams: varies

Tuition fee per student

€ 0.00

Security clearance


Course contact information      

Ms. Aida Ryspayeva, CPT (OF-2), KAZ-A

Course director