Upon arriving in Mogadishu for service, 28 staff members of the United Nations Guard (UNGU) underwent a five-day introductory training held with the support of the United Nations Assistance Agency (UNSOS) in Somalia.
Twenty-eight Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) personnel include UNSOS and UNSOM missions, Somali culture, behavior and discipline, prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, international humanitarian law, human rights law, environmental compliance, wireless communications, the United Nations. Security Integrated security structure, monitoring detection and IED awareness.
Other topics covered in the training included HIV / AIDS in the workplace, UN power usage guidelines, and the UN firefighting system.
Patrick Dua, Chief Training Officer at UNSOS, said training will be provided for all new arrivals to prepare for future missions and responsibilities.
“This training serves as an introductory program that focuses on mission goals and missions and is sensitive to issues that are important to the mission and the United Nations,” said Dua.
On the first day of training, Michael Lynch, Chief Security Adviser (PSA ai) of the United Nations Security Council, emphasized the importance of personnel security and the importance of guards to the operation of UN missions in Somalia.
“Without you (the guards) we can’t be here. It’s that easy. UNSOM and UNSOS need a fully effective and dedicated guard to carry out their mission.” Lynch said.
“As far as we are concerned, nothing more important,” he added.
The training model was hybrid and some of the participants were effectively involved.
UNSOS Gender Advisor Judith Millenbe urged participants to be gender-conscious and urged everyone to be responsible and accountable to themselves and others.
“We need to be accountable to the system, respond appropriately to both male and female dissatisfaction, and at the same time lay the foundation for sustainable peace and reconstruction,” said Millenbe.
Dr. Omar Abdul Alasou, Senior International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law Advisor at AMISOM, introduced the principles and rules of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) that apply to the situation in Somalia and the importance of complying with IHL obligations in armed conflict. Was emphasized. “You are bound by certain IHL principles and rules and are expected to apply the highest standards for the application of IHL,” said Dr. Alasow.
The United Nations Guard plays an important role in the United Nations’ efforts to bring peace and stability to Somalia. UNGU personnel protect Somalia’s UN staff and UN facilities and facilities. This includes the protection of Mogadishu’s UN compounds to enable UN personnel to carry out their missions.
“We thank the facilitators for emphasizing gender issues and asking us to be gender-sensitive in performing our duties,” said Lieutenant Naquilanda.
Then she said the training challenged them to “keep the knowledge we gained during the implementation.” Then our mission will be successful. “
“We look forward to putting what we have learned into practice, continuing to learn through hands-on work, and sharing our experiences with others,” said Colonel Kajinduki.
It will be distributed by the APO Group on behalf of the United Nations Support Office (UNSOS) in Somalia.
28 United Nations Guard (UNGU) personnel complete mission guidance training
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