UN Certified Course


United Nations Staff Officers Course- 36 (UNSOC-36) was conducted from 01st  to 12th  August 2022 with the purpose to educate/sensitizing the participants about UN  functioning, basic principles, guidelines and policies with the objective to guide participants so that they can carry out critical tasks to assist countries in the transition from conflict to peace as well as the duties/role they will perform as Staff Officers (SOs) in FHQ/ SHQ.


29 x Officers participated in the course. Nineteen officers including one lady officer from Pakistan Armed Forces and ten officers (09 x male & 01 x female officerr) from friendly countries attended the course. The foreign participants were from Belarus, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and UAE.


Peacekeeping training faculty, Serving Officers from Pakistan Army and lady instructors (from UN and academia), and subject-matter experts (SMEs) imparted training to the participants.

Conduct Methodology.

The course was conducted as per Integrated Training Service (ITS) developed training materials. DPO/DOS guidance materials such as peacekeeping training policies, standard operating procedures and guidelines were also provided to the participants. Subject-matter experts (SMEs) in the field also delivered lectures. In mission training was also conducted through detailed mission specific online presentations by senior staff officers deployed in Mali (MINUSMA), DR Congo (MONUSCO) and Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The course finally ended in participants going through a scenario based exercise (CARANA).

Extra-Curricular Activities.

The foreign participants visited the Pakistan monument, Pakistan Gallery – Army School of Logistic (ASL), and Chinar Golf Club Murree. Farewell dinner was hosted at a Monal Hill resort at the outskirts of Islamabad.

Closing Ceremony

The closing ceremony of the course was held on 12th August 2022. His Excellency (HE), the Ambassadors of Egypt Mr. Tarek Mohamed Dahroug was Chief Guest. Saudia Arabia Military Attaché in Pakistan, Major General (Pilot)/Staff Awad Abdullah al Zahrani also graced the occasion with his precence.  Defense Attachés’ of Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, and Nigeria were also present at the ceremony. Principal NIPCONS, Major General Muhammed Salim Raza HI (M), welcomed the Ambassador and all the dignitaries. Thereafter HoD PKT gave a comprehensive briefing on CIPS and Peacekeeping Training Department.

HE, Mr. Tarek Mohamed Dahroug was requested to distribute certificates to the successful participants. In his closing Remarks, HE congratulated all the successful participants of the course and paid tribute to peacekeepers that have lost their lives serving under United Nations flag. He also highlighted the prominent and noteworthy role of Pakistan for global peace. He appreciated CIPS contribution as the premier training Institute for UN Peacekeepers in Pakistan and its efforts for gender equality in UN Peacekeeping missions. He also desired to move forward by signing on MoU between Peacekeeping Training Departments of Egypt and Pakistan for enhancing cooperation in peacekeeping training.

Presentation of Souvenirs

At the end of the ceremony, Principal NIPCONS presented CIPS shields to all the dignitaries along with copies of CIPS Journal and Magazine.

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August 1,2022 - 12, 2022