Security for Peace Operations Personnel

This course prepares peacekeepers in all aspects of personal and professional security. Course author Marshall Wm. Conley, Ph.D., starts students on their journey by introducing them to the UN structure, specifically that of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), the Department of Safety and Security (DSS), and other offices designed specifically for the provision and maintenance of peacekeeping safety measures in the field. He explains the legal instruments that enforce peacekeepers’ privileges and responsibilities as they relate to the performance of their duty on behalf of the United Nations. Students then learn what measures they can take to enhance their own physical security – whether at home, in the office, or in the field – as well as that of their dependants, colleagues, and charges. First aid, mine field and improvised explosive device (IED) recognition, tips on what to look for in a home or office, and how to behave when you may be the target of hostility are all examples of these measures. Information security and communication and negotiation skills are just a few related topics that go into giving students the thorough understanding of security precautions that is so necessary while on Mission. Twelve lessons, 262 pages.

Course Author: Marshall Wm. Conley, Ph.D., is the author of more than 140 publications and professional papers. A Senior Professor of Human Rights and Peace Studies at Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada, until 2000, he currently develops training programs for governments, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations. His clients have included the African Union, UNHCR, UNHCHR, ILO, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNSSC, UNICEF, the United Nations Rule of Law Unit, the Council of Europe of the European Union, and a number of Canadian Government Departments, as well as a variety of international NGOs.

Number of pages: 262 [English]

Publisher: Peace Operations Training Institute [02-24-14]

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4.88 Stars

Reviews submitted: 153

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"Good course"

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Date Submitted: Sat 14 Oct 2017


"This course is well elaborated with the details about all the security matters. I will be better for all peacekeepers to have this course for their safety . "

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Date Submitted: Fri 06 Oct 2017


"security for peace operations personnel is not only instrumental for peacekeepers but all uniformed personnel who deal with security. I love my honest encounter with this wonderful course."

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"Some basic reminders but great information overall....I enjoyed the course!"

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Date Submitted: Fri 29 Sep 2017


"POTI courses are encouraging and it broadens one's knowledge to the reality of of present day global awareness. Kudos to the POTI team."

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"The course is useful especially for those currently serving under the umbrella of the UN. The content and reading material is comprehensive."

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"EXCELLENT CHEMOS"

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Date Submitted: Fri 22 Sep 2017


"THIS COURSE PREPARES POTENTIAL PEACEKEEPERS WITH EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE ON THE SAFETY OF THEIR MEN, EQUIPMENT AND SUCCESS COMPLETION OF THE MISSION. I RECOMMEND THIS COURSE FOR ANYONE ASPIRING TO SERVE AS A PEACEKEEPER. "

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Date Submitted: Mon 28 Aug 2017


"Very nice a course to have a detail knowledge on UN security "

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"The course has greatly and deeply awaken the security consciousness in me. A must for anyone who considers his safety and security a priority."

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"It breaks down the course for everyone to understand and grasp the content"

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"I like all the topics"

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"IT'S QUITE COMPLETE AND HELPFUL"

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"thank you so much for opening our eyes for the benefit of society-well done POTI."

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"Organization of material & precisiveness of questions "

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"Excellent Course!!"

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"BEST COURSE"

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"very educative"

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Date Submitted: Fri 28 Apr 2017


"The course is very interesting as it has relevant and day to day lessons needed"

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"Excellent"

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Date Submitted: Fri 24 Feb 2017


"This course is very important for Un peacekeeper and must have it"

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"informative course"

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Date Submitted: Thu 23 Feb 2017


"Very interesting this course. The content covered met my expectations and was extremely relevant. I liked"

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Date Submitted: Mon 13 Feb 2017


"Enriching course. Thank you..."

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"Very educative"

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"relevant and very good course"

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Date Submitted: Sun 29 Jan 2017


"Introduction of the course was well explained and understood"

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Date Submitted: Thu 26 Jan 2017


"I like everything about the course. For me in the mission area, the information is so real and relevant for my personal security and other personnel."

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Date Submitted: Thu 12 Jan 2017


"standard operating procedure within mission area on different complex environment such as natural disaster, attack on camp, fire etc. would be more effective. "

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Date Submitted: Tue 27 Dec 2016


"Very useful and practice"

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Date Submitted: Tue 20 Dec 2016


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"excellent"

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Date Submitted: Sun 11 Dec 2016


"The course is very rewarding because it teaches the safety precautions which I should take while on mission"

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Date Submitted: Sat 03 Dec 2016


" The course is very informative"

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Date Submitted: Mon 31 Oct 2016


"Some of the information I got from this course is very helpful even to me as an individual like the tips on how to protect houses and offices and communication techniques"

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Date Submitted: Wed 26 Oct 2016


"An interesting experience. Very informational. A "must experience". Many thanks."

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"excellent"

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"FANTASTIC!"

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"EXCELLENT"

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"A very informative and educative package ."

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"Security is the most important aspect."

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"a well planned course."

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"knowledge is a resource to development"

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Date Submitted: Tue 30 Aug 2016


"It really equip with some knowledge on how to do when been captured and also on how to handle a conflict "

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Date Submitted: Wed 17 Aug 2016


"The information was clear and in detail."

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"The course was very educative"

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Date Submitted: Mon 25 Jul 2016


"Abit shallow but still helpful"

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"TAKE YOUR TIME"

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"Very interested"

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"It provides knowledge about personal security and first aid skills."

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Date Submitted: Mon 23 May 2016


"the knowlege provided through the course"

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Date Submitted: Sun 15 May 2016


"Security consciousness"

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Date Submitted: Sun 08 May 2016


"THE COURSE IS EDUCATIVE."

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Date Submitted: Fri 15 Apr 2016


"Very very educative"

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Date Submitted: Sun 10 Apr 2016


"This course is very interresting and show clearly many aspect of Security."

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Date Submitted: Thu 24 Mar 2016


"provided everything i needed to be secure at mission. "

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Date Submitted: Mon 14 Mar 2016


"I like the lesson as a whole because it improves my quality as a soldier."

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Date Submitted: Sun 07 Feb 2016


"5"

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"its enough"

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Date Submitted: Sun 24 Jan 2016


"The course is tailored in a very precise manner to cover all the critical and important aspects both in the field,office ,residential and at all areas of human interaction from the security perspective.."

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Date Submitted: Sun 24 Jan 2016


"Course contained a lot of information in all areas of security field that can be beneficial in both field and workplace"

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Date Submitted: Sun 24 Jan 2016


"Excellent course, thanks POTI."

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Date Submitted: Thu 14 Jan 2016


"It was very educative more so to the AU/UN Peacekeeping fraternity in their discharge of duties in various mission areas."

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"The course covers recent changes in UN"

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"Excellent"

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"5"

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"Very clear learning materials offered"

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"Very informative course"

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Date Submitted: Wed 16 Dec 2015


"SECURITY IS A RESOURCE AND EVERYONE NEEDS IT"

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"personal security"

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Date Submitted: Mon 09 Nov 2015


"valuable section. "

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Date Submitted: Mon 09 Nov 2015


"The course made me growing in terms of understanding the UN and its operational activities "

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Date Submitted: Sun 01 Nov 2015


"I strongly recommended that more courses should be introduce to keep all peacekeepers to acquaint with their duties "

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Date Submitted: Sun 01 Nov 2015


"An interesting course!"

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Date Submitted: Sun 25 Oct 2015


"The course clearly demonstrates that security for United Nations Peacekeepers is not left to chance but rather comprehensive. As much as I enjoyed the course content, I personally feel that its quite challenging, not easy. "

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Date Submitted: Sat 24 Oct 2015


"whole package was good"

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Date Submitted: Sun 11 Oct 2015


"This course is most excellent, I recommend everyone in peacekeeping mission to attend it "

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Date Submitted: Mon 28 Sep 2015


"It is an encyclopedia of security tips. Research should be a continuous exercise because Security per se is dynamic. "

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Date Submitted: Mon 28 Sep 2015


"very importan a nd very practical questions"

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Date Submitted: Mon 28 Sep 2015


"EXCELLENT COURSE"

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Date Submitted: Sun 27 Sep 2015


"Good"

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Date Submitted: Sun 30 Aug 2015


"THIS COURSE IS A VERY GOOD COURSE AND FULL OF INFORMATION"

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Date Submitted: Sun 30 Aug 2015


"The course was educative "

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Date Submitted: Sun 23 Aug 2015


"every topic is important"

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Date Submitted: Sun 23 Aug 2015


"well done"

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Date Submitted: Sun 23 Aug 2015


"Good done"

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Date Submitted: Sun 23 Aug 2015


"The course to me is outstanding and and advise that more details should be outlined on the Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) for students to know how to detonate the devices when faced with the challenges rather than calling for help which may delay in coming!"

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Date Submitted: Sun 16 Aug 2015


"It gave me a better understanding of watr is expected from us as the peacekeepers in terms of security and situations dat are of important for us to know."

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Date Submitted: Sun 09 Aug 2015


"n/a"

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Date Submitted: Sun 09 Aug 2015


"It excellent course."

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Date Submitted: Sun 02 Aug 2015


"All was very good and helpful"

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Date Submitted: Sun 02 Aug 2015


"IS A GOOD COURSE FOR ALL UNPOL PERSONNEL TO STUDY AND PRACTICE THE INFORMATION OUTLINE ON THE COURSE."

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Date Submitted: Sun 02 Aug 2015


"I have learnt a lot about Personal security and the security for others be it at home , work place and any other risky environment."

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Date Submitted: Sun 19 Jul 2015


"The course material was vast and enriching."

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Date Submitted: Sun 28 Jun 2015


"good and give out proper knowledge"

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Date Submitted: Sun 21 Jun 2015


"A great informative course"

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Date Submitted: Sun 21 Jun 2015


"very good "

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Date Submitted: Sun 21 Jun 2015


"Very good course. Needed previously to deployment to any Peacekeeping mission."

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Date Submitted: Sun 21 Jun 2015


"It was a very good course that entailed aspects of health and personal security that any human being requires, either in a mission area or not."

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Date Submitted: Sun 07 Jun 2015


"An excellent course for those mindful of the "world"."

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Date Submitted: Wed 03 Jun 2015


"Is excellent"

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Date Submitted: Sun 17 May 2015


"i now how to protect the UN staff"

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Date Submitted: Sun 19 Apr 2015


"Course materials are rich enough and easy to understand. "

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5 Stars

Date Submitted: Sun 05 Apr 2015


"ITS A VERY GOOD COURSE, IT EDUCATED ME MORE ON SECURITY AND SAFETY PRECAUTION, WHAOOO WHAT A NICE COURSE"

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Date Submitted: Sun 15 Mar 2015


"UN security SYSTEM ,threat ,risk assessment and management.levels of security, "

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4 Stars

Date Submitted: Wed 11 Mar 2015


"This course is very important.It should be mandatory to all UN staff members."

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Date Submitted: Wed 11 Mar 2015


"the course is very clear and very valuable."

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Date Submitted: Sun 15 Feb 2015


"Very well organized course."

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Date Submitted: Sun 15 Feb 2015


"Approche pratique et concrète des questions de sécurité ; adapté à tous types de personnels."

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4 Stars

Date Submitted: Sun 01 Feb 2015


"the course is really informative and deals with relevant daily security issues and threats of a peacekeeper at work, in the field and in the residents"

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Date Submitted: Sun 01 Feb 2015


"This course is paramount to any person who is ever for protecting him or her self and others"

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5 Stars

Date Submitted: Tue 27 Jan 2015


"A very vital course for candidates preparing to serve a UN Mission as security officers."

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Date Submitted: Sun 28 Dec 2014


"Personally l appreciated the course because was able to learn that in many times we fall victims of a self created or contributed situations. Would like to encourage my friends to undertake this course and be able to understand how to always avoid common mistakes that would cause them trouble."

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Date Submitted: Thu 11 Dec 2014


"it is a wonderful "

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Date Submitted: Thu 04 Dec 2014


"5"

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5 Stars

Date Submitted: Tue 25 Nov 2014


"The course was formidable for my future career in the humanitarian work."

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Date Submitted: Tue 25 Nov 2014


"It was interesting to read and a good reminder to some of the security issues i had forgotten and taken lightly."

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Date Submitted: Mon 17 Nov 2014


"i like all issues about the course"

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Date Submitted: Sun 02 Nov 2014


"b e clear on emergency planning."

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Date Submitted: Mon 20 Oct 2014


" The course is agood guide to those who wish to take security for UN staff a priority. I entirely recommend it to all un staff and those aspiring for un deployments ACP Emmanuel RUKUNDO"

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Date Submitted: Wed 08 Oct 2014


".This course does not only provide you knowledge on security for UN peace keepers only but also encompasses all personal security issues. I propose that all NGOs and both International and National Military Academies to teach these courses."

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Date Submitted: Sun 14 Sep 2014


"Great job done by the resource persons."

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Date Submitted: Sun 14 Sep 2014


"Very Useful "

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Date Submitted: Sun 31 Aug 2014


"Crucial points raised about security that were ignored insofar by specially africain contingents"

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Date Submitted: Thu 28 Aug 2014


"Excellent"

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Date Submitted: Sun 17 Aug 2014


"the course increase my knowledge on mission mandate and security awareness "

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Date Submitted: Sun 27 Jul 2014


"n/a"

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Date Submitted: Sun 06 Jul 2014


"SATISFACTORY"

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Date Submitted: Mon 23 Jun 2014


"THE DETAIL EXPLANATION OF EACH TOPIC"

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Date Submitted: Mon 23 Jun 2014


"QUITE EDUCATIVE."

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Date Submitted: Fri 20 Jun 2014


"because it is very interesting"

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Date Submitted: Sun 08 Jun 2014


"MORE HAVE TO BE DISCUSS ON ISSUE OF CURRENT BOMB DICTECTING DEVICES."

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Date Submitted: Sun 08 Jun 2014


"I wish to that the course should be enrolled at list three times. "

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Date Submitted: Sun 01 Jun 2014


"to have safer, security, environment in the mission area."

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Date Submitted: Sun 25 May 2014


"perfect and interesting "

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Date Submitted: Mon 19 May 2014


"REALLY I RECOMMEND THE POTI BODY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS COURSE. I AM NOW BETTER INFORMED ON SECURITY MATTERS, NO DOUBT I CAN STAND AND FACE ANY SECURITY ISSUES WITHOUT OF FAILURE. THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY AND GOD BLESS. "

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5 Stars

Date Submitted: Mon 19 May 2014


"The particular reference to SOFA, SOMA, causality evacuation, ICP, ICS and IED"

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Date Submitted: Thu 15 May 2014


" I Recommend that my colleagues should take part in this particular subject, it will help you to understand the details of SFUNP."

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Date Submitted: Fri 02 May 2014


"The course is very apt, considering the seemingly careless nature of peacekeepers and the peacekeeping staff. Additionally, it was able to cater for the individual and the team, which is a very vital aspect of success; teamwork and watching each others' back."

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5 Stars

Date Submitted: Tue 29 Apr 2014


"This course is of paramount importance in the sense that without a secured environment, no mission can be performed peacefully. Through this lesson, I feel more equipped so as to contribute to mitigate the risks we face in the field, in the workplaces as well in residences. Thank you again for your support. "

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Date Submitted: Tue 29 Apr 2014


"It is an eye opener"

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Date Submitted: Sun 27 Apr 2014


"EXCELLENT COURSE TO PREPARE PERSONS FOR MISSIONS.."

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5 Stars

Date Submitted: Sun 20 Apr 2014


"The course was very educative and the setting was done in an excellent manner easy to comprehend.Very beneficial course.I enrolled and passed the new Security for UN peacekeepers.It is an excellent course worthy attempting for all potential UN Peacekeepers!!!!,"

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5 Stars

Date Submitted: Sun 20 Apr 2014


"THE COURSE IS OK BUT MAIN PROBLEM IN THE MISSION ARE CONNECTION IS NOT GOOD"

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Date Submitted: Thu 27 Mar 2014


"the wide aspect of security"

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Date Submitted: Tue 25 Mar 2014


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