Nepali Army
Birendra Peace Operations Training Centre

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United Nations Military Observer (UNMO) Course Commences

United Nations Military Observers Course (UNMO) commenced from 11th July 2017 at the Birendra Peace Operations Training Center with participation of 20 National and 11 foreign Officers from Bangladesh, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, The Philippines and Indonesia. The course was formally inaugurated by the commandant of the center, Col Prayog JB Rana. The course is aimed to prepare officers for service as UN Military Observers (UNMO) in any current and/or upcoming UN Peacekeeping Mission. This course includes contents such as UN organization and function; knowledge of UN conflict control operations; relations between UN components and local authorities and legal aspects; UNMO cooperation with UN Agencies, International Organizations and NGOs; and other topics as they relate to the duties of a UN Military Observer.

This course is conducted by Nepali Army and Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) of US Pacific Command, concludes on 28 July 2017 after the duration of 18 days.

Pub Date: 2017-07-26

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.

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."

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