Events United Nations Staff Officer Course-42

United Nations Staff Officer Course-42

UN Certified Course


United Nations Staff Officer Course-42 was held from 05th February to 16th February 2024. The purpose of the course was to provide a comprehensive understanding of the United Nations’ functioning, basic principles, guidelines, and policies. The course aimed to equip attendees with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively fulfill their responsibilities as Staff Officers (SOs) in Field Headquarters (FHQ) and Sector Headquarters (SHQ).


The course had a total of 30 participants. Among them, 18 were officers from the Pakistan Army, including 6 female officers. The remaining 6 participants were from foreign countries, including Sri Lanka, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Mozambique, Egypt, and Kenya.


The participants received training from a diverse group of instructors, including:

  • Peacekeeping training faculty
  • Serving officers from Pakistan Army and Police Department
  • Experts from the United Nations
  • Subject-Matter Experts (SMEs)

Conduct Methodology:

The course was conducted as per Integrated Training Service (ITS) developed training materials. The Core Pre-Deployment Training Materials (CPTM) remained a fundamental component of the course. Participants received DPO/DOS guidance materials such as peacekeeping training policies, standard operating procedures and basic guidelines Also, Subject-matter experts (SMEs) in the field delivered valuable lectures.


During their stay, the officers enjoyed visits to iconic landmarks in and around Islamabad including Pakistan monument, Faisal Mosque, and the local marketplaces with an entire day at Murree, allowing them to experience the cultural and natural beauty of Pakistan. Farewell dinner was hosted at a Monal Hill resort at the outskirts of Islamabad.

Closing Ceremony:

The closing ceremony of the course took place on 16th February 2024. Associate Dean Centre for International Peace and Stability, Dr. Muhammad Makki was the Chief Guest. Defense Attachés’ of Sri Lanka and Nigeria also graced the occasion. Senior Research Fellow, Brig(R) Imran Rashid welcomed the chief guest and all the dignitaries. Thereafter, GSO-1 Training gave a comprehensive briefing on CIPS and Peacekeeping Training Department. The chief guest Dr. Muhammad Makki was requested to distribute certificates to the successful participants. In his closing remarks the Associate Dean expressed gratitude to the diplomatic community, faculty, and participants from various countries. Acknowledging the diverse faculty and the unique blend of military officers and experts, he commended the two-week course for exposing participants to the multifaceted challenges of on-ground peacekeeping. The Associate Dean highlighted CIPS’ impressive history, having organized 195 courses and trained over 3600 peacekeepers, aligning with UN policies. Proudly representing a key troop-contributing country, he emphasized the nation’s commitment to UN peacekeeping missions. Congratulating UNSOC-42 graduates, he deemed the course a milestone in their understanding of the UN systems and future roles as staff officers. The remarks concluded with appreciation for foreign participants, recognizing their contribution to cross-cultural exchange, and wishing all participants success in their professional pursuits for the cause of global peacekeeping. Here afterwards, souvenirs were presented to Dean CIPS and respected faculty members by the participants.

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February 5,2024 - 16, 2024