Almaty trains staff officers for UN peacekeeping operations

The international course "UN Staff Officers" is being held in the Peacе Operations Center of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

His listeners are Kazakhstani officers, as well as military personnel of the armed forces of Great Britain, Germany and China – a total of 17 people.

The instructors are KAZCENT military personnel with practical experience in training personnel for peacekeeping operations and serving in UN missions in Africa and the Middle East.

The course is based on training materials developed and recommended by the UN Department of Peace Operations for the training of staff officers before being sent for further service in the mission.

The head of the course is Lieutenant Colonel Ermek Tulesov, senior officer of the Peacekeeping Training Department of the Peacekeeping Operations Center of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan. As a staff officer, he served as part of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali.

“Staff officers are engaged in planning, coordination, control the execution of tasks. They monitor the current situation in the area of responsibility in real time, analyze events, prepare reports and proposals for the mission command in the relevant areas. In the classroom, we share our experience with the audience, bring to the military the nuances and difficulties faced by the staff officer of the UN mission," explained Lieutenant Colonel E. Tulesov.

It should also be noted that the course was certified by the United Nations in 2018 and has been held for the 4th year. During this time, KAZCENT has trained about fifty certified military specialists to work at the headquarters of United Nations missions.

The course will last until the end of May. Upon completion, the military personnel will receive UN certificates.