Events United Nations Pre-Deployment Training Course (UNPDTC-34)

United Nations Pre-Deployment Training Course (UNPDTC-34)



From June 5 to June 16, 2023, the United Nations Pre-Deployment Training Course (UNPDTC) took place at the Centre for International Peace and Stability (CIPS) under the guidance of the Peace Operation Training Department (PKT Dep). This course is fundamental for all peacekeeping personnel, equipping them with the necessary knowledge to operate effectively in UN peacekeeping missions. The course aims to establish a common understanding of the basic principles, guidelines, and policies of UN peacekeeping. This encompasses critical themes and priorities such as conduct and discipline, sexual exploitation and abuse, the protection of civilians, human rights, gender mainstreaming, conflict-related sexual violence, child protection, and environmental protection.



The UNPDTC-34 witnessed an active participation of 49 military personnel, with 32 participants representing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the remaining 17 being officers from Pakistan.


Conduct Methodology:

The course was designed to prepare peacekeeping personnel for their roles in assisting the host countries. It covered core UN functioning and specialized assignments through modules like Core Pre-deployment Training Material (CPTM), which focused on UN systems, legal frameworks, and specific subjects. Also, the adjunct Faculty presentations provided insights from UN partners. Scenario-based exercises enhanced participants’ responses to diverse situations, fostering readiness for UN security and cultural environments.

Closing remarks:

Closing the ceremony, Maj Gen (pilot) Awad bin Abdullah Alzahrani, HI (M) DA KSA, expressed his satisfaction with the UN Pre-Deployment Training Course – 34. He emphasized the importance of an integrative diverse environment for global UN missions and acknowledged the Centre for International Peace and Stability (CIPS) as a center of excellence in training and sensitizing peacekeepers. Highlighting the Department of Peacekeeping Training’s accomplishments, including 181 courses and over 3070 officers trained, he commended CIPS for hosting collaborations with leading institutions. Recognizing Pakistan’s 73-year commitment to UN peacekeeping, he congratulated the graduates, emphasizing the course’s significance in understanding UN systems. Wishing KSA armed forces officers success and hoping for fond memories of the course and Pakistani hospitality, he extended compliments to the institute for its professional course conduct.

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June 5,2023 - 16, 2023