Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) Courses

GPOI is a U.S. Government-funded security assistance program intended to enhance international capacity to effectively conduct United Nations and regional peace support operations (PSOs) by:

  • building partner country capabilities to train and sustain peacekeeping proficiencies;
  • increasing the number of capable military troops and formed police units (FPUs) available for deployment;
  •  and facilitating the preparation, logistical support, and deployment of military units and FPUs to PSOs



High level course that provides specialized training for military, police and civilian personnel, devoted to managing the Protection of Civilian in Peace Operations (PSO), utilizing the UN Standard Training Modules as well as UN DPKO guidelines; the course has been designed based on the CPOC for… Read more



The mission of the United Nations Police (UNPOL) is to enhance international peace and security by supporting United Nations Member States in terms of professional policing practices. This is true during the prevention of conflict, during conflict and other crisis situations and in post-crisis… Read more


Community-Oriented Policing is a major strategic innovation in policing in the last 50 years. Its philosophy is widely accepted. Moreover, police in several countries have adopted it in practice. 

DPKO/ Department of Field Support Policy on United Nations Police in Peacekeeping… Read more


Deploying personnel trained in Child Protection has become an increasingly crucial element for UN Peace Operations. The mandates of UN peacekeeping missions have evolved to include the protection of children and all missions currently have a child protection mandate.

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This course has structured to provide FPU components with a unique track of training, stemming from the appropriate UN doctrine, including a mentoring/training session that will take place in the police contributing country. This training is reserved for Commanders, Staff, platoon and squad… Read more


The FPU pre-deployment Training is a 8-week-course intended to train an entire FPU in order to provide to all members the basic knowledge and skills required for operating properly in a UN peace operation. The activity is composed of two different phases, the first, hosted in Italy, dedicated… Read more



Special course that provides specialized training for Senior Police Officers, devoted to managing gender-related activities and tasks in Peace Operations (POs).


The course is designed to prepare experienced Police Officers, who deploy in UN POs key… Read more