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United Nations Peace Keeping Operations Contingent Commander Course (UNPKOCC) commences

United Nations Peace Keeping Operations Contingent Commander Course (UNPKOCC) commenced on 4th September 2017 at the center with participation of 19 Nationals and 3 foreign Officers from Mongolia and Indonesia. The Course was formally inaugurated by the commandant of the Center, Col Prayog JB Rana. The aim of the course is to prepare future contingent commanders to lead contingents and sector formations in complex multidimensional peacekeeping operation environments.

This course is being mentored by Major General Patrik Cammaert (Retd) who was the Force Commander in UNMEE and MONUSCO as well as the MILAD to Secretory General of United Nations at UNHQ New York.

The duration of the course is for 12 days and concludes on 15th September 2017. This course which is being conducted at Birendra Peace Operations Training Center (BPOTC) is co sponsored by Global Peace Operation Initiative (GPOI) US Pacific Command

Pub Date: 2018-01-02

Speech on 50th anniversary

Sixty years ago, a small group of international military observers were dispatched by the Security Council to supervise an uneasy cease fire between the new state of Israel and its Arab neighbors. His first peacekeeping mission was an experiment never envisaged by the founders of the United Nations.

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COAS's Speech

"There is no question that as UN peacekeeping continues to evolve, so will the training needs of UN peacekeepers. Hence, peacekeeping training should have a systematic approach in order to develop training standards, policies, guidance and best practices for the trainers. Only the outcome of such training can help to meet the mission requirements."

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Coverage of Shanti Prayas III by Nepalese National Media
Coverage of Shanti Prayas III by Nepalese National Media
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