Protection of Civilians

With violence increasing around the globe, the protection of civilians has become a cornerstone of United Nations peacekeeping mandates. The 2016 edition of Protection of Civilians explores the history of POC, its application in current events, and practical options for consideration for those undertaking this task. The course begins by exploring the POC concept and its legal basis in UN peacekeeping operations. Later lessons explore traditional and new threats to civilians, including extremist groups like ISIL/ISIS, sexual violence in armed conflict, and the protection of children. This updated edition incorporates the UN 2015 Policy on the Protection of Civilians in United Nations Peacekeeping and examines missions launched since 2012, including MINUSMA and MINUSCA. Seven lessons.

COURSE AUTHOR: Mr. Julian Harston is a retired Assistant Secretary-General to the United Nations who previously served as the Representative of the Secretary-General in Belgrade, Serbia in 2009, as well as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for MINURSO, Western Sahara from 2007 to 2009. Currently, Mr. Harston is an independent consultant on matters of international peace and security. He also lectures at the NATO School in Oberammergau, Germany and at the Polish Institute for Diplomacy in Warsaw.

Number of pages: 149 [English] Publisher: Peace Operations Training Institute [07-25-16]

Publisher: Peace Operations Training Institute [07-25-16]

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La recrudescence des violences dans le monde fait de la protection des civils une pierre angulaire des mandats de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies. L’édition 2017 de la « Protection des civils » explore l’histoire de cette dernière, son application dans les évènements actuels et les options pratiques à examiner afin d’entreprendre cette tâche. Le cours commence par explorer le concept de protection des civils et sa base juridique dans les opérations de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies. Les leçons suivantes explorent les menaces traditionnelles ainsi que les nouvelles menaces, y compris les groupes extrémistes comme EEIS/ISIL, la violence sexuelle dans les conflits armés et la protection des enfants. Cette édition mise à jour intègre la Politique 2015 sur la protection des civils dans les opérations de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies et examine les missions lancées depuis 2012, y compris la MINUSMA et la MINUSCA. Le cours contient sept leçons. AUTEUR DU COURS : M. Julian Harston est un Sous-secrétaire général des Nations Unies à la retraite, ayant précédemment exercé la fonction de Représentant du Secrétaire général à Belgrade, en Serbie, en 2009 ainsi que Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général auprès de la MINURSO, Sahara occidental de 2007 à 2009. Actuellement, M. Harston est un consultant indépendant sur les questions relatives à la paix et la sécurité internationales. Il enseigne également à l’école de l’OTAN d’Oberammergau, en Allemagne et à l’Institut diplomatique polonais à Varsovie, en Pologne.

Number of pages: 155 [French]

Publisher: Peace Operations Training Institute [03-10-17]

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"In Africa alone, at least 600,000 civilians in 27 African countries have been massacred! Afican Leadrs should reconsider this human tragedy and stand for peaceful settlements of their conflicts!"

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"Good courses for all peacekeepers"

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"The course helped me understand the mandate in my UNMISS"

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"a very good course"

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"les différentes méthodes et moyens de protection des populations"

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"This course its very useful to all people but especially those who are serving to UN Missions"

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"This course is wonderful"

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"Another excellent source of information on all the work done in the world by the UN"

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Date Submitted: Wed 27 Sep 2017


"This course will enable police officers to know their responsibilities in protection of civilian operational mandate of peacekeeping operation."

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"The timely response by the UN from their experiences in the DR Congo about inadequate response in POC"

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"all the information was enough to get a global vision of the problems and issues that we have the responsibility to face."

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"good"

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"Very valuable and fascinating. "

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"i like the clarity and pictures on the pages that facilitated my comprehension of the course"

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Date Submitted: Sat 12 Aug 2017


"The course is simple and straight to the point, the concepts are well articulated"

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Date Submitted: Thu 10 Aug 2017


"This course is very helpful to know about the Protection of Civilians in peace keeping."

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Date Submitted: Thu 03 Aug 2017


"An eye opener to the holistic approach to protecting civilians. A dynamic course highly recommended for would be peacekeepers."

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Date Submitted: Sat 29 Jul 2017


"very insightful"

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"Excellent "

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"educative course "

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"The Course Explanation is simple to all for understand, I appreciate the course coordinators. I was expose to alot of things worldwide on Protection of Civilian and why it is necessary. Interesting Course I must say. Thank You Sir/Ma "

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"All is very clear"

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"It is very helpfull and rich of informations and experiences which lead you to be profetional at this field"

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"Fruitful "

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Date Submitted: Sun 11 Jun 2017


"The course is very usefull, and i learned a lot from it."

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"Exellent course"

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"lesson included many things which I am pplying in the UNMISS"

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Date Submitted: Thu 01 Jun 2017


"Going through the course, you feel emotionally inclined to give your best to protect civilians caught in a conflict be it in your local community, in your state, in the region or in other nternational states"

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"Fantastic course "

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"Good!"

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Date Submitted: Fri 12 May 2017


"This course, by bringing together all the principles and concepts of POC, scattered in different international laws and rule; IHL, HRL, RL, etc. makes is easy for a humanitarian worker to have a handy and applicable sets of rules and guidelines that he can make use of. "

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"Fantastic"

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Date Submitted: Thu 27 Apr 2017


"This course is best for knowledge about protection of civilian"

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Date Submitted: Sun 23 Apr 2017


"le cours est assez instructif et apporte plus de detail pour la comprehension de la protection des civiles dans toutes ses dimensions."

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"I would like to know more about protecting Civilians, so that I can use such knowledge in the future"

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"This course drilled me to throw away what I thought I knew about protecting civilians to learning what truly works and is applicable in the field. "

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Date Submitted: Thu 13 Apr 2017


"The importance of the human dimension is revealed through the enormous efforts done to protect civilians."

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"THE COURSE IS MISSION RELEVANT AND HAS PRACTICAL ASPECTS AND JOB RELATED ISSUES. IT IS AN EXAMPLE OF A WELL OF WEALTH FOR THOSE WITH A FUTURE IN HUMANITARIAN AND PEACE OPERATIONS. WELL DONE POTI!"

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"yes. its good"

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"nice course but very challenging."

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"What i liked about this course is that of how civilians are protected in the war torn coutries "

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Date Submitted: Sun 26 Feb 2017


"I like the self-assessment text after each lesson. I would to see Computer Courses in the program "

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"The materials were explicit"

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"THIS COURSE SHPULD BE A MUST FOR ANY ONE WHO WISHES TO DEVELOP A CAREER WITH THE UN OR ANY OF ITS AGENCIES. IT WILL CONTINUE TO BE RELEVANT IN THE PROTECTION OF VICTIMS OF UNFAIR TREATMENTS(CIVILIANS) DURING WAR. A MUST FOR EVERY LEARNING MIND"

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"the course was very nice and interesting to take"

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"PROTECTION OF CIVILIAN IS ENTIRELY DIFFERENT AND IS A CORE CONTENT OF THE PEACE KEEPING MISSIONS. I GOT LOT OF INFORMATION ON THE ISSUE WILL BE A CONTRIBUTION TO ME FOR THE ENTIRE LIFE"

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Date Submitted: Wed 08 Feb 2017


"This knowledge is also essential for a peacekeeper. Please study and keep in mind. Very Valuable information in this lesson. Thanks"

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"The course was easy to follow and was structured in a very organized and intuitive way. Overall great course, with lots of insight into the internal dynamics of the UN peacekeeping system."

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"Interesting course that focuces on the core of the peacekeeping ops"

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"The course is very interesting and wish everybody will try his or her hands on it."

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"Its a good course to understand how the mandate of peace keeping mission has undergone a change and the importance of POC. "

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"very good course"

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"Very educative and recommended for all who wish to serve in peacekeeping missions with POC mandate."

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"The unit was very helpful and well elaborated. Its gives a good insight and understanding of the peacekeeping mission and other agencies involved in peacekeeping."

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"Very useful"

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"Course is really interesting and informative. I got to know many interesting."

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"a very good and relevant course"

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Date Submitted: Tue 27 Dec 2016


"It is a nice course with many useful information regarding UN activities on POC. "

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"Muy agradecido al POTI por brindar el Course: Protection of Civilians ampliando el conocimiento en temas de mantenimiento de paz de las NN.UU"

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"The course 's content is very consistent and very relevant especially for those who are working in humanitarian area like UNHCR,UNICEF, Child Protection, ..... I have no friend to recommend this course currently in my area but It's recommendable and I hope it will happen one day. "

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"good learning"

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"Very interesting and nice course."

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"excellent"

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"It was within reach"

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Date Submitted: Sun 20 Nov 2016


"The course is great and help me to know more about the protection of civilians."

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Date Submitted: Sat 12 Nov 2016


"it gave me an insight on the need to protect civilians , especially the women and children , as they are the most vulnerable in conflicts areas. Also the R2P, is really very as you don't have wait for to act."

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"I would like this institution to introduce courses about terrorism"

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"this course is very important for peacekeeper and staf"

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"I liked the of lesson quiz and the well detailed notes of the reading materials"

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"VERY FRUITFUL"

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Date Submitted: Mon 17 Oct 2016


"Though there are different parties in the mission with different intentions but the most important thing is all is done for the sake of local people"

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"Everything"

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"excellent course"

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"Excellent"

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Date Submitted: Thu 29 Sep 2016


"This course has been an eye opener to me and the knowledge acquired it will assist me to discharge my duties efficiently and effectively. "

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Date Submitted: Sat 24 Sep 2016


"WELL ORGANIZED AND EXCELLENT COURSE"

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"this was beneficial."

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Date Submitted: Wed 21 Sep 2016


"this course was very educative but the time for exams is a bit long."

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Date Submitted: Fri 16 Sep 2016


"Curso que facilita la compresión, entendimiento detallado sobre la materia impartida (protección civil) que amplia conocimientos adquiridos en los centro de entrenamiento de misiones de paz."

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Date Submitted: Tue 13 Sep 2016


"It is educative and interesting"

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"the text is self explanatory and easy to understand without further consultation"

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Date Submitted: Thu 08 Sep 2016


"Interesting course!"

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Date Submitted: Sun 04 Sep 2016


"It broadens the knowledge of the course participant."

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Date Submitted: Thu 01 Sep 2016


"The course provides guidance and education for peacekeepers to enable them function effectively"

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Date Submitted: Tue 02 Aug 2016


"Very Useful for PKO"

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