E-Learning for Mission Staff (ELMS)

ELMS provides training on peace support, humanitarian relief, and security operations to mission staff

ELMS allows free access to 29 courses in the POTI curriculum to all AU, UN and hybrid mission personnel (military, police, and civilian). This free programme is designed to increase the professional capacity of mission personnel through the study and completion of the online, self-paced, on-demand courses.

The POTI curriculum covers a variety of topics on peace support, security, and humanitarian relief operations and is available in English, French, and Spanish. Courses are well structured and clearly written by field practitioners and recognized experts.

All military personnel, police, and civilians serving on missions are eligible to study the e-learning courses on peacekeeping listed at no cost from the Peace Operations Training Institute (POTI). This has been possible in recent years through the generous support of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden and Global Affairs Canada.



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ELMS Curriculum

  • Introduction to the UN System: Orientation for Serving on a UN Field Mission
  • Principles and Guidelines for UN Peacekeeping Operations
  • Core Pre-deployment Training Materials
  • Ethics in Peacekeeping
  • Human Rights
  • Human Rights and Peacekeeping
  • Peacekeeping and International Conflict Resolution
  • International Humanitarian Law and the Law of Armed Conflict
  • Protection of Civilians
  • Civil-Military Coordination in Peace Operations
  • Commanding United Nations Peacekeeping Operations
  • The Conduct of Humanitarian Relief Operations: Principles of Intervention and Management
  • Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR): Principles of Intervention and Management in Peacekeeping Operations
  • Ebola Virus Disease: Awareness and Precautions for Peacekeeping Personnel
  • Mine Action and Explosive Hazard Management: Humanitarian Impact, Technical Aspects, and Global Initiatives
  • Security for Peace Operations Personnel
  • Methods and Techniques for Serving on a Peacekeeping Mission as a UN Military Observer
  • United Nations Police: Restoring Civil Order Following Hostilities
  • Gender Perspectives in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations
  • Preventing Violence Against Women and Gender Inequality in Peacekeeping
  • Implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions on the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in Africa
  • Implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions on the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in Asia and the Pacific
  • Implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions on the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Logistical Support to United Nations Peacekeeping Operations: An Introduction
  • Operational Logistical Support of UN Peacekeeping Missions: Intermediate Course
  • Advanced Topics in United Nations Logistics: The Provision of Troops and Contingent-Owned Equipment (COE) and the Method for Reimbursement
  • The History of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations During the Cold War: 1945 to 1987
  • The History of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations Following the Cold War: 1988 to 1996
  • The History of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations from Retrenchment to Resurgence: 1997 to 2006

Click on your mission listed below to enrol in your free e-learning on peacekeeping through ELMS.