06. UN Military Observers Course

UN Military Observers Course

Iteration: 25 May - 12 Jun 2020

e-Prime code : GR 73.5




To prepare Officers or equivalent civilians for service as UN Military Observers in any on-going or future PKO im- proving their basic skills required for Military Observers to carry out succesfully their respective roles.

Learning Topics

- Introduction to UN Structure, Doctrine, Principles, SOPs.

- Description of UN PKO Legal Framework.

- Main Field Tasks (Observation, Monitoring, Reporting) in- cluding Field Training.

- Dealing with Cultural-Language differences.

- Negotiation - Mediation principles and techniques.

- Media Interaction and Security Awareness.

- Liaison Duties, Coordination with IO’s and NGO’s.

- Investigation - Verification.

- Land Navigation Basic Skills. Field First Aid (Theory/Practice).

- UN Team Management and other Staff Duties and Reports.

Student Criteria

- OF-1 up to OF-4 (Military-Police).

- Civilians with relevant work/profession.



- Up to 35 participants (20 slots are available to international students).

   Allocations will be on a “ first comes – first served ” basis.

- Domestic (inland) transportation support (from Thessaloniki airport to the MPSOTC)

   will be provided by MPSOTC.

-  Accommodation, food and drink expenses are to be paid by the participants

   (NATO countries).

- There will be no charge for lodging and messing for some PfP, MeD and other 

   countries,according to bilateral arrangements.

- Duration: 3 Weeks.

- Course fee: 130 € per week.

- Dress: Service and battle uniform.