Gen.   United Nations Comprehensive Protection of Civilian Course – 7 (UNPoCC – 7) was conducted online (Distant Learning) from Centre for International Peace and Stability (CIPS), NUST Islamabad. The duration of the course was from 20 Dec 2021 to 31 Dec 2021 with a purpose to educate / sensitize the participants about functioning of UN and roles and responsibilities of the Peacekeepers and educating participants of working with peacekeeping operation to develop a conceptual framework for PoC.

Participation.   22 Participants from Army ( Pakistan and friendly countries) and Civilian attended the course. These included 06 officers including female officer from Pakistan Army, 06 officers from friendly countries and 10 civilians from different Universatied/ Education institutions from all over Pakistan. The foreign participants were from Bangladesh, Cameroon, Egypt, Malaysia and Sri Lanka (two officers).

Conduct Methodology.  The participants went through an initial test at the commencement of the course. The online course mainly focused on latest Specialized Training Material (STM) for Protection of Civilians. However, important and relevant lectures from Core Pre-deployment Training Module (CPTM 2107) were included. Subject Matters Experts (SMEs) also delivered lectures. Reps of relevant UN Organizations like UNWOMEN, UNOCHA, UNHCR, UNAIDS also delivered lectures. The phases of conduct were

  1. Phase 1: Core Pre Deployment Training Module (CPTM)
  2. Phase 2:  Reinforced Training package PoC (RTP) covering Operational Level, Conceptual and Legal Framework
  3. Phase 3: In Mission training (Country Presentations)
  4. Phase 4: Scenario based activity
  5. Phase 5: Assimilation Test (at the end of the course)

Certificates.  As this was the Distance Learning (DL) online course so there was no organized closing ceremony. The certificates of the participants were dispatched using national courier service for all Pakistan participants and through diplomatic bag of respective Embassies for all foreign participants.