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 12 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) through the generous support of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden.


E-Learning for Mission Staff is provided at no cost to all military personnel, police, and civilians serving on all UN, AU, and hybrid missions through the generosity and commitment of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden.

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ELMS Curriculum

  • Introduction to the UN System
  • Principles and Guidelines for UN Peacekeeping Operations
  • Core Pre-deployment Training Materials
  • Human Rights and Peacekeeping
  • Protection of Civilians
  • The Conduct of Humanitarian Relief Operations
  • Ebola Virus Disease: Awareness and Precautions for Peacekeeping Personnel
  • Implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in Africa
  • Implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in Asia and the Pacific
  • Implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Operational Logistical Support
  • Advanced Topics in United Nations Logistics

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