Introduction to the UN System: Orientation for Serving on a UN Field Mission

This course introduces the purpose and principles of the United Nations, its institutional framework, and its active leadership role in the global pursuit for peace, security, and development. The legal foundations of the Organization are discussed, as well as applications of international humanitarian law, human rights, and the protection of civilians. Practical field techniques for communication, negotiation, and mediation as well as the general obligations and responsibilities of UN field personnel are also presented. Subject matter and objectives for this course are based on UN policy, doctrine, and related resources.

This revised edition provides both historical context and contemporary discussion regarding the UN's adaptive response and service to the dynamic global community. These points are especially relevant as the Organization begins a new era on its 70th anniversary in 2015 with the completion of the Millennium Development Goals and the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals. Nine 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: 221 [English]

Publisher: Peace Operations Training Institute [07-27-15]

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Ce cours introduit l’objet et les principes de l’Organisation des Nations Unies, son cadre institutionnel et son leadership actif dans la recherche mondiale de la paix, de la sécurité et du développement. Les fondements juridiques de l’Organisation sont abordés ainsi que les applications du droit humanitaire, des droits de l’homme et de la protection des civils. Des pratiques techniques de terrain pour la communication, la négociation et la médiation ainsi que les obligations et responsabilités générales du personnel de terrain des Nations Unies sont également abordées. Le sujet et les objectifs de ce cours sont fondés sur la politique et la doctrine des Nations Unies et sur les ressources connexes.

Cette version révisée fournit à la fois un contexte historique et une discussion contemporaine concernant la réponse adaptée et le service des Nations Unies à la communauté mondiale en évolution. Ces points sont particulièrement pertinents étant donné que l’Organisation s’engage dans une nouvelle ère pour son 70e anniversaire en 2015 avec l’achèvement des Objectifs du millénaire pour le développement et le lancement des Objectifs de développement durable. Neuf leçons.

AUTEUR DE COURS: M. Julian Harston, Sous-secrétaire général des Nations Unies (retraité)

Number of pages: 237 [French]

Publisher: Peace Operations Training Institute [02-05-16]

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En este curso se presentan el propósito y los principios de Naciones Unidos, su marco institucional y su activo papel de liderazgo en la búsqueda mundial de la paz, la seguridad y el desarrollo. Se analizan los fundamentos jurídicos de la Organización, así como también la aplicación del derecho internacional humanitario, los derechos humanos y la protección de la población civil. Se describen además técnicas de campo prácticas para la comunicación, la negociación y la mediación, así como también las obligaciones y responsabilidades del personal de campo de Naciones Unidas. Las áreas temáticas y los objetivos de este curso se basan en la política de ONU, la doctrina y recursos conexos.

La presente revisión editada provee un contexto histórico y un análisis contemporáneo sobre la respuesta flexible de ONU y el servicio que presta a la comunidad global en constante evolución. Estos puntos son particularmente relevantes al iniciarse una nueva etapa en la historia de la Organización, que celebró en 2015 su 70º aniversario, con la culminación de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio y el lanzamiento de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible. Nueve lecciones.

AUTOR DEL CURSO: Sr. Julian Harston, Secretario General Adjunto (retirado) de Naciones Unidas

Number of pages: 235 [Spanish]

Publisher: Peace Operations Training Institute [06-30-17]

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