As peacekeeping forces have been given more robust mandates to protect civilians as part of their missions, their effectiveness in this regard has increasingly become a measure of the success of those forces on the ground. At the same time, peacekeepers are facing increasing challenges in effectively implementing their protection of civilians (PoC) mandates, ranging from the failure to act (including with regard to recent cases of “PoC sites”), to questions around joint military operations with host governments and more offensive actions against armed groups.
This Thematic Workshop will explore these challenges through legal, policy, and operational perspectives and analyze the current practical measures adopted by some forces, including UN forces and UN-authorized regional forces such as AMISOM, to address these issues.
The workshop aims to strengthen the capacity of professionals working in contexts where a peacekeeping force operates, as well as staff of peacekeeping missions themselves, to more effectively contribute to the protection of civilians.
The course is designed for mid- and senior-level staff of UN and other intergovernmental agencies, components of the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement, NGOs, and government agencies with direct or indirect experience of humanitarian action in situations of armed conflict. Others with relevant experience, including diplomats, military personnel, and journalists, are also encouraged to apply.
How to apply
Please use this application form to apply for the course.
The course is open to PHAP members and to non-members. PHAP members enjoy course fee discounts, as well as other benefits. If you are not yet a member of PHAP, you can apply for membership and the selected training simultaneously through the course application form.
PHAP members who have already attended five or more days of training courses offered by PHAP, HPCR, or HPCR International, may be eligible for our Returning Participant Discount Program.
Fees cover all training material, access to preparatory online course on the Essentials of International Humanitarian Law, and lunches and coffee breaks for the days of the training. Fees do not cover travel or accommodation costs.
For information about group rates and available discounts, please visit our course fees and discounts page.
PHAP offers a limited number of seats at a reduced fee, in accordance with the association’s Tuition Assistance Policy. Please read it carefully to check whether you are eligible and learn how to submit you request.
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