Training workshop on the “Protection of Civilians in Peace Operations”
- Building Peace and Social Cohesion
From 8 to 12 February 2010, a training course entitled: “The Protection of Civilians in Peace Operations” was organized by BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) and UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research).
Twenty participants from eleven countries took part in the five-day course, which also dealt with the protection of women and children during peace operations. Assistance for internally displaced persons (IDPs) as well as the responsibility to protect were other topics discussed in this course. One of the case studies investigated were the experiences gained by the United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). The lectures were held by trainers from NUPI (Norwegian Institute for International Affairs), ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) and UNITAR.