A specialized course on the protection of civilians is being held in Kazakhstan

In Almaty, the Peacekeeping Training Center of the Ministry of Defense conducted a certified UN course "Protection of Civilians" (United Nations Protection of Civilians Course). Not only Kazakh officer of Armed Forces, but also representatives of law enforcement agencies of Bangladesh, Brazil, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Finland participated in this course
The aim of the course was to familiarize participants with the UN Concept for the Protection of Civilians, the role and responsibilities of the military and non-military components during UN peacekeeping operation.
Kazakh and foreign instructors conducted classes based on the fundamental principles, values and competencies of the UN in terms of conducting peacekeeping operations. Separate blocks are devoted to the study of the provisions of International Humanitarian Law, gender aspects, as well as practical exercises based on a scenario.
The representative of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Jan Hesburg, the Gender Adviser of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations of the General Staff of the Brazilian Army Ivana Costa, the head of the mission of the International Red Cross in the Republic of Kazakhstan Francois Blancy will share their knowledge and experience with the participants.
For the first time, in addition to the peacekeeping contingent from Kazakhstan, representatives of the National Security Committee, Foreign Affairs, Ministries of Internal Affairs, Emergency Situations, and Health are taking part in the course.
The participants of the course will be issued the relevant United Nations certificates.