The SN 14 United Nation Staff Officers' Course (UNSOC) commenced at the Birendra Peace Operations Training Centre (BPOTC) on 31st Oct 2022. Total 22 student officers from Nepali Army and friendly foreign countries are attending this 13 days long course. The course intends to enhance knowledge and skills of participants on the generic tasks of various appointments in field missions, interaction with other components of UN system including various actors/stakeholders (humanitarian and development including NGO & INGOs), their scope and working ethics that the uniformed personnel should be aware of.
During the opening address, Director of the Directorate of Peace Operations (DPO) Brig Gen Shantosh Ballave Poudyal, highlighted about the changing operational environment in UN Peace Operations that demands peacekeepers and the military observers, staff officers with the highest level of commitment, preparedness, and professionalism. He further emphasized on the fact that Nepali Army has given utmost priority in making sure that the highest standard of training is imparted to all prospective of UN Staff Officers before their deployment to make sure that the most professional personnel of Nepali Army will deploy in UN Missions to serve as capable contingent members, military observers, liaison officers and staff officers. The course will conclude on 16th Nov, 2022.