Events UN GENDER ADVISORS COURSE and Female Engagement Team (UNGAC FETC-06), 2022

UN GENDER ADVISORS COURSE and Female Engagement Team (UNGAC FETC-06), 2022

UN Certified Course

About Us:

With violence increasing around the globe, the protection of civilians has become a cornerstone of United Nations peacekeeping mandates. This challenging mandate is often the yardstick by which the international community, and the affected populations, judge the worth of peacekeepers. Failures to protect civilians rightfully receive widespread publicity. The first peacekeeping operation to have received this mandate was UNAMSIL – UN Assistance Mission in Sierra Leone – in 1999. Since then, the Security Council has met regularly on the issue of Protection of Civilians and granted ever more robust mandates to the peacekeeping missions.


The Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the Department of Field Support (DFS) have devoted significant attention to improving performance in this area by: Working with peacekeeping operations to develop a conceptual framework for GAC. Supporting the peacekeeping operations to develop comprehensive GAC strategies, which assists the min harnessing all available resources for the task; and Developing protection of civilians training courses targeted at personnel about to deploy,as well as those already working in peacekeeping operations. These courses are aimed at military, police and civilian personnel. Centre for International Peace & Stability (CIPS) is an internationally recognised and UN certified premier institution providing training courses on various aspects of peacekeeping, including GAC. The GAC course is based on the training modules developed by the DPKO Integrated Training Service (ITS). The GAC training materials are intended to provide all peacekeeping personnel (military, police/civil armed forces and civilians)with a shared understanding of the basic principles, guidelines and policies of UN peacekeeping concerning protection of civilians to ensure that UN peacekeeping operations can tackle their protection functions effectively.

Duration: 26 Dec 2022 – 07 Jan 2023
Timings: 9 am to 4:30 pm (Monday – Friday)

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The course is open to professionals from military, police, civil armed forces, academia, students, members of the UN agencies/programmers and INGOs

Course Fee:


Free of cost. The participants will, however, make their own arrangements for lodging, messing and transportation to/from the CIPS.


  • United Nations Certificate of Participation and Qualification, which may become handy in acquiring a job in UN, INGOs and NGOs.
  • Gaining an understanding of the protection issues and tools for coherent and effective POC activities.
  • Interaction with a diverse range of participants from various countries and professions.

December 26,2022 - 7, 2023