UNSOC and UNPOC courses were completed at the Kazakh Partnership for Peace Training Centre (KAZCENT)

KAZCENT conducted the UN Staff Officer (UNSOC) and the UN Protection of Civilians (UNPOC) courses 10-14 December 2018 in Almaty.
The goals of the courses were to support national and regional efforts aimed at future deployments of military, police and civilian personnel to UN-led peace and security operations.
A representative of UN DPKO/DFS Integrated Training Service visited the trainings for on-site course assessment to ensure conformation to the relevant Peacekeeping Pre-deployment Training Standards.
Recognition of these courses by the UN is expected to further promote Peacekeeping Pre-deployment Training Standards throughout the Central Asia thus reinforcing regional UN troop and police contributor capabilities.