As one of the four thematic programmes under the United Nations Institute for Training and Research's (UNITAR) Peace, Security, and Diplomacy Unit, the Peacekeeping Training Programme (PTP) aims to contribute to the effectiveness of peace operations, by means of improving the preparedness of civilian, military and police personnel interested in being deployed in field missions.
PTP provides quality training opportunities, made up of basic courses and more specialized advanced courses. While basic courses are designed to provide an overview of basic elements, advanced courses are intended to address specific topics in more detail.
Civilian staff from international and regional organizations, governmental and non-governmental organizations, national departments, as well as academics, researchers and students. Military personnel from national and regional contingents having different ranks and functions. Police personnel eager to serve in peacekeeping and peace support operations. PTP Advisory Board serves as a forum for the presentation and discussion of planned and potential activities, exchange of information, identification of needs and areas for further developments and sharing of experience and knowledge.
PTP positions itself to make a significant contribution towards addressing the emerging needs for capacity development of beneficiaries with Member States and the United Nations system. To this end, coordination and collaboration with strategic partners is a key component to the further development, continual improvement, and constant innovation of all UNITAR activities.