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Faculty and staff from NPS, the Finnish Defence Forces International Centre, and the Bosnia and Herzegovina Peace Support Operations Training Centre—all designated NATO Partnership for Peace Training and Education Centers—are instructing a 5-day UN Peacekeeping Operations (PKO) course in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

This PKO Course is the first module of training scheduled to fulfill the request by Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Defense to train KAZBRIG, which consists of a Brigade Headquarter and two infantry battalions, on UN PKO procedures.  The course is supported by the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Office of Military cooperation in the Republic of Kazakhstan, and is being organized by NPS.  

The PKO Course will explore the complexities of UN Peacekeeping Operations and review current UN PKO training guidelines, education and training methodologies, and curriculum development.  Participants will learn the UN system and Peace Support Operations (PSO) principals, become familiar with PSO development and guiding documents, and gain increased understanding of the UN Operations strategic concept through a combination of expert-led trainings and syndicate discussions.  Participation is open to selected officers who will be deployed in PSO or who will provide future training for PSO.

June 20-24, 2011

Almaty, Kazakhstan

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