United Nations Civilian Staff Officer Course (UNCIVSOC)

The UNCIVSOC course is conducted each year at SWEDINT, the Swedish Armed Forces International Centre. Its chief purpose is to provide participants with knowledge of how a modern UN mission is structured and how it collaborates with civilian, police and military components.

The FBA supports SWEDINT in the planning and evaluation of the course. Furthermore, the FBA contributes to the course with expertise on conflict prevention, security sector reform and disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of combatants.

Course subjects

Participants will develop their understanding of the meaning of a multidimensional and integrated mission concept. Other topics discussed include the rule of law, electoral processes and gender integration. 

Target group

The UNCIVSOC course targets civilian personnel in government or non-governmental organizations and UN staff. This two-week course is partly conducted jointly with the military UN staff officer course and the UN police commander course. It is concluded by an integrated exercise where civilians, the military and police work together in an imaginary UN mission headquarters to practice cooperation.

Next course

The next course will be held on 26 November-7 December 2018.

Please apply for the course at SWEDINT’s web page.

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