Monitoring, Mentoring and Advising Course

The mission of the United Nations Police is to enhance international peace and security by supporting Member States in conflict, post-conflict and other crisis situations to realize effective, efficient, representative, responsive and accountable police services that serve and protect the population. To that end, United Nations Police build and support, or, where mandated, act as a substitute or partial substitute for, host-State police capacity to prevent and detect crime, protect life and property and maintain public order and safety in adherence to the rule of law and international human rights law. United Nations Police pursue community-oriented and intelligence-led policing approaches to contribute to the protection of civilians and human rights; address, among other things, sexual and gender-based violence, conflict-related sexual violence and serious and organized crime; and conduct investigations, special operations and electoral security. 

The expansion of the scope of UN policing has brought about the need for additional specialised skill sets and new areas of expertise. The ability to lead, influence and develop other stakeholders through increasing police professionalism and integrity, establishing administrative systems and drafting legal and policy frameworks to support police development are increasingly seen as critical success factors in achieving UN policing mandates. Devising and implementing accountability frameworks will support the integrated approach in delivering UN policing services. 


The course is designed as a one-week residential activity. The program is divided into ___ effective Training Units (TU) in total. The lessons are organised in academic hours (from 45 minutes) under the principle for 15-minute break/one teaching period. The program includes both frontal lectures and practical exercises.

The working language is English.


The target group for the course are 20/25 Police Officers from national law enforcement organizations, eligible for deployment in UN Peace Operations. Participants should have a good knowledge of the UN peacekeeping environment. Their level should be as much homogeneous as possible in terms of ranks and seniority (officers, NCO’s, troups) in order to facilitate the training and the assessment of the acquirable objectives. 


The purpose of this training is to provide practical knowledge, skills and abilities about monitoring, mentoring and advising to United Nations Police in order to equip them with the tools needed to effectively fulfill the mission mandate.

Monitoring, mentoring and advising are key skills in capacity-building and the wider police development process and are fundamental to the United Nations Police’s ability to anchor police development truly within national ownership. It is important to equip the UNPOL staff with the ‘know-how’ of transferring/sharing experience and knowledge through communication with their host-State police colleagues. Mentoring and advising are essential skills for consolidating training and are dependent, to a considerable degree, on the mentor or adviser’s skill, experience and preparedness to engage in these tasks in a foreign and challenging environment.


At the end of this job-specific training, the learner will be able to:

  • analyse and assess the mission environment including the host-State culture and law enforcement agencies’ architecture using appropriate tools;
  • apply monitoring, mentoring, and advising principles and problem-solving strategies to conduct basic negotiations and overcome resistance related to change;
  • demonstrate effective cross-cultural communication skills;
  • plan and report on monitoring, mentoring and advising activities.


The methodology used in this course is based on concepts of adult learning which provide learners with opportunities to: 

  • plan, implement, and evaluate their own learning;
  • learn through problem-based activities; 
  • apply what they learn in relevant and realistic scenarios;
  • use and share their experiences and knowledge.

Learning strategies used in the course are based on adult learning principles and include: group work, role plays, self-reflection, interactive exercises and group discussions as well as preparatory pre-reading. These strategies are intentionally integrated throughout the course to provide participants with the opportunity to practice and understand the importance of monitoring, mentoring and advising skills and methodology. Moreover, the methodology encourages the creation of new knowledge and skills through the interaction that takes place among participants with diverse experience, professional skills, and policing backgrounds. 

To enhance realism and provide opportunities for practice in relevant situations, this course uses the fictitious United Nations mission of Carana as the basis of many activities. 


The evaluation of the attendees will be continuous during the course.

At the end of the course, certificates of participation will be issued to the attendees by the organizer of the training activity.

The certificate will be issued in paper or electronic form as a confirmation of the successful participation of the attendees in the course. 


No scheduled edition


FROM12 Jun 2024
TO18 Jun 2024
MMA02, English
FROM17 Nov 2023
TO22 Oct 2023