A United Nations Integrated Training Service (UNITS) certified
Staff Officers Course serial - 13 was run at Peacekeeping Training
Department, CIPS from 17 April to 28 April 2017. This course had twenty six
participants which included sixteen from Pakistan Armed Forces and Ten Foreign
participants. Foreign participants were from Thailand, Nigeria, United Kingdom,
Egypt and Bangladesh. For the first time,
three Lady Police Officers Peacekeepers from Thailand also attended the
The participants went through the learning process which
included all the four UN modules including Core Pre deployment Training and
Specialized Training Material. Besides PKT department faculty members, the
lectures were given by multidimensional experts/ Guest Speakers which included
members from UN Agencies, Senior Armed Forces Officers, UN Mission Experts,
Officers from Military Operations Directorate, GHQ and few others. A two day situation
based scenario oriented CARANA exercise was also conducted which gave lot of
practical experience to the participants.
Foreign students were administratively looked after well.
They were taken around within Islamabad as well as Murree, a nearby hill resort
for site seeing, shopping and excursion. A formal farewell dinner was hosted for
all the participants.
The course ended with a formal closing ceremony in which
Lieutenant General Syed Tariq Nadeem Gilani (Retd) was the Chief Guest. Acting High
Commissioner of Nigeria, Senior Army officers, reps of UN organizations,
Defence Attaches and others also attended the closing ceremony. The successful
participants were awarded UN ITS certificate by the Chief Guest.