Training of French-speaking UN trainers [fr]
In follow-up to the Paris conference on peacekeeping in a French-speaking environment on 26 and 27 October 2016, France is hosting, from 6 to 17 February, a UN “Training of Trainers” session to benefit a very large number of partners in the French-speaking world.
The Training of French-speaking United Nations trainers started on 6 February 6 at the École militaire de spécialisation de l’outre-mer et de l’étranger (EMSOME).
The UN regularly organizes “Training of Trainers” sessions for training officers from the countries that contribute troops to peacekeeping operations.
These training sessions:
- Ensures that contingents from diverse backgrounds receive consistent training,
- Helps to promote these countries’ engagement in the operations.
The training is a strategic investment for the United Nations peacekeeping, to which France is contributing, in order to meet the need of French-speaking training for peacekeeping forces, particularly in Africa.
This session has been jointly organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, the Ministry of Defense and the International Organization of La Francophonie.
Over a period of two weeks, around 30 military and police trainees from African and Asian countries will be trained on staff procedures in peacekeeping operations, focusing on operational and ethical matters as well as professional standards. Special emphasis will be placed on respect for international humanitarian law and rules of conduct in operations.
France is particularly committed to UN peacekeeping operations. Beside the training of trainers, France is among the 5 Member States that contribute the most to peacekeeping budget and, with almost 900 blue helmets deployed worldwide, it is the second largest providers of troops among Permanent Members of the Security Council.