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1 SGTM 14: Uniformed Personnel in Peacekeeping Slide 1 SGTM 14: Uniformed Personnel in Peacekeeping

2 Slide 2  Standby Arrangement System (UNSAS)  Selection criteria for military contingents  Selection criteria for UNMOs  Selection criteria for police  Conditions of service and repatriation  Jurisdiction and discipline  Standby Arrangement System (UNSAS)  Selection criteria for military contingents  Selection criteria for UNMOs  Selection criteria for police  Conditions of service and repatriation  Jurisdiction and discipline

3 SGTM 14: Uniformed Personnel in Peacekeeping Slide 3  Personnel  Equipment  Funding  Personnel  Equipment  Funding Rapid initial deployment – Each country commits:

4 SGTM 14: Uniformed Personnel in Peacekeeping Slide 4  List of capabilities and resources  Planning data sheet, incl. contingent- owned equipment  General UNSAS memorandum of understanding (MOU)  “Rapid deployment level” MOU with loading list  List of capabilities and resources  Planning data sheet, incl. contingent- owned equipment  General UNSAS memorandum of understanding (MOU)  “Rapid deployment level” MOU with loading list Member States participate at 4 levels, with:

5 SGTM 14: Uniformed Personnel in Peacekeeping Slide 5 Military contingents  Selected for needed capabilities  No more than authorized strength  Subject to UN code of conduct  Selected for needed capabilities  No more than authorized strength  Subject to UN code of conduct

6 SGTM 14: Uniformed Personnel in Peacekeeping Slide 6 Selection criteria for UNMOs:  Be serving in defence forces, at required rank  Be between 25 and 55 years of age  Have at least 5 years of commissioned service  Meet criteria in Medical Support Manual  Be serving in defence forces, at required rank  Be between 25 and 55 years of age  Have at least 5 years of commissioned service  Meet criteria in Medical Support Manual

7 SGTM 14: Uniformed Personnel in Peacekeeping Slide 7 The UNMO must have experience/knowledge in:  Negotiation and conflict resolution  Field or troop unit operations  Combat-troop training  Dismounted and vehicle patrolling  Negotiation and conflict resolution  Field or troop unit operations  Combat-troop training  Dismounted and vehicle patrolling  Using weaponry, equipment, vehicles  Map reading, navigation, GPS  Communications, radio operation  First aid, stress management  Using weaponry, equipment, vehicles  Map reading, navigation, GPS  Communications, radio operation  First aid, stress management

8 SGTM 14: Uniformed Personnel in Peacekeeping Slide 8  Serving officer of appropriate rank, or retired within past 5 years  Minimum 5 years’ professional experience  Between 25 and 62 years of age  Competent in mission language (English or French)  Physically and mentally fit  Mature in attitude  Serving officer of appropriate rank, or retired within past 5 years  Minimum 5 years’ professional experience  Between 25 and 62 years of age  Competent in mission language (English or French)  Physically and mentally fit  Mature in attitude The police candidate must be:

9 SGTM 14: Uniformed Personnel in Peacekeeping Slide 9  Resilient under stress  Adaptable to field conditions (food, accommodation, medical resources)  Honest, impartial, self-disciplined  Willing to take initiative, lead others  Resilient under stress  Adaptable to field conditions (food, accommodation, medical resources)  Honest, impartial, self-disciplined  Willing to take initiative, lead others The UN police officer should be:

10 SGTM 14: Uniformed Personnel in Peacekeeping Slide 10  Be a competent adviser, mentor, trainer  Have good leadership and management skills  Feel comfortable in host-country environments  Be capable of understanding positions of parties in conflict  Be competent in impartially investigating and reporting incidents  Be a competent adviser, mentor, trainer  Have good leadership and management skills  Feel comfortable in host-country environments  Be capable of understanding positions of parties in conflict  Be competent in impartially investigating and reporting incidents The UN police officer should:

11 SGTM 14: Uniformed Personnel in Peacekeeping Slide 11 Tour of duty12 months 12 months6 months RotationIndividual IndividualContingent ExtensionMay be requested 6 monthsNational Leave (days per month) Compensatory time off Yes YesNo Subsistence allowanceYes YesNo UN Medal, min. service90 days 90 days90 days Tour of duty12 months 12 months6 months RotationIndividual IndividualContingent ExtensionMay be requested 6 monthsNational Leave (days per month) Compensatory time off Yes YesNo Subsistence allowanceYes YesNo UN Medal, min. service90 days 90 days90 days UNMO UN POLICE CONTINGENTS Conditions of service

12 SGTM 14: Uniformed Personnel in Peacekeeping Slide 12  Early – for disciplinary issues or failure to meet requirements  Compassionate – temporarily or permanently  Medical – determination by United Nations Medical Service  Early – for disciplinary issues or failure to meet requirements  Compassionate – temporarily or permanently  Medical – determination by United Nations Medical Service Repatriation

13 SGTM 14: Uniformed Personnel in Peacekeeping Slide 13  Military contingents are under criminal jurisdiction of own national authorities

14 SGTM 14: Uniformed Personnel in Peacekeeping Slide 14  UNMOs and police officers are “experts on mission” under SOMA/SOFA

15 SGTM 14: Uniformed Personnel in Peacekeeping Slide 15  Types of misconduct, investigation process  Liability for repatriation  Local sensitivities  UN code of conduct for uniformed personnel  Types of misconduct, investigation process  Liability for repatriation  Local sensitivities  UN code of conduct for uniformed personnel Induction briefing

16 SGTM 14: Uniformed Personnel in Peacekeeping Slide 16  Category I investigated by OIOS  Category II by head of mission  Category I investigated by OIOS  Category II by head of mission

17 SGTM 14: Uniformed Personnel in Peacekeeping Slide 17  Preliminary investigation by OIOS  Otherwise by military or civilian police  Disciplinary action based on report  Preliminary investigation by OIOS  Otherwise by military or civilian police  Disciplinary action based on report Following disciplinary incident:


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