THE FIRST UNITED NATIONS MILITARY PEACEKEEPING INTELLIGENCE COURSE COMMENCED
The First United Nations Military Peacekeeping- Intelligence (MPKI) Course commenced at the Birendra Peace Operations Training Centre (BPOTC) on 02 May 2022. Total 20 Officers from Nepali Army, including two female officers are participating in this two week long course (02 May to 13 May 2022). This course is planned and conducted in coordination with the Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI). There are total five Subject Matter Experts representing GPOI accompanied by Program Manger Mr. Lance Sells. During his remarks, Mr. Lance Sells acknowledge the Nepali Army for being second largest troop contributing country in order to maintain Global Peace and BPOTC for being a leading institution for conducting various UN peacekeeping related trainings through partnership with GPOI and other institutions. During the opening address, the Commandant of BPOTC Col Dil Bikram Subba emphasized on the need of peacekeeping-intelligence for better understanding of the present complex UN operation environment with a view to provide decision support, predict specific threats for ensuring safety and security of UN personnel and protection of civilians and carrying out the mandated tasks. He also focused on the importance of the course for understanding peacekeeping-intelligence in order to provide knowledge and necessary skills to serve as capable staff officers in peacekeeping missions.