190130a ptec turThe aim of the course is to prepare officers for Military Observer Missions under the UN mandate in any part of the world. The course also empowers the participants to get the skills they need with the seven-day field training.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Be familiar with the UN mission, organization, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), staff duties, legal status of UN military observers, peacekeeping operations and mission environment.
  2. Be able to manage negotiations, media handling, stress management, cultural diversities and working with language assistant.
  3. Be familiar with the equipments, weapon systems recognition, map reading, Global Positioning System (GPS), communication and radio procedures, UN reporting system.
  4. Understand the causes of Malaria, HIV/AIDS and apply first aid hygiene and sanitation, MEDEVAC and CASEVAC.
  5. Establish and run observation posts, checkpoints, patrols and vehicle checks.
  6. Carry out inspections, verifications and investigations.
  7. Be aware of human rights, human trafficking, gender and child abuses, child protection, vulnerable groups, Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR).
  8. Implement self-protection, team protection and road safety measures
  9. Be aware of IED and mine threats.

Type of Application: Class study, Syndicate Work, Demonstration, Field Training.

  1. Formal lectures of 45 minutes aimed at the second and third level of cognitive level of instruction.
  2. 1 week field training.

Duration: Three Weeks.

COURSE DATES: 01-19 April 2019

TRAINING CENTER: PfP Training Center Ankara/Turkey.

PARTICIPATION/SLOTS: Up to 50 participants from NATO, Partnership for Peace (PfP) Mediterranean Dialogue (MD), Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI), Global Partner member nations and countries that Turkey has bilateral relationship. Applications should be submitted until ten days prior to the course. Thereafter, available slots will be given to other nations interested in. Allocations will be on a “first come-first served” basis.


  1. English language proficiency as described in STANAG 6001-3232.
  2. (Listening (good/3), speaking (good/3), reading (good/3) and writing
  3. Participants should be all ranked officers.


  1. The UN and UN Peace Keeping Operations (PKOs), Structure of UN PKO (Command and Control), Legal framework for UN PKOs, Code of Conduct and UN Core values, Disciplinary matters for UN Peace Keeping Personnel, International Humanitarian Law, Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication in Multinational Environment, Protection of Women and Children in PKO, Human Rights Protection, Gender Perspective in PKO
  2. Communications and Negotiation, Negotiation Case Study (Practical), Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) Introduction, Humanitarian Assistance, Landmines and UXO (Practice)
  3. Un Security Management System
  4. Media Relations
  5. Liaison and Interviews
  6. Personnel administration, UN Terms & Graphics, TS Duties: Organization, Duty Officer, Team Members Responsibilities
  7. TS Duties: Reports and Briefings
  8. UNMO Leadership: Official Duties, Plan duties, Appoint duties, Team Adm., Tasking the Team, Report on individuals
  9. Land Navigation (Practice)
  10. Road Safety Training
  11. Communication Systems and Procedures
  12. Observation Procedures, Static/Mobile Use of Observation Equipment
  13. Basic UN Inspection, Verification & Investigation Methods
  14. Static Observation (Practice)
  15. Medical: HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Field Hygiene and Sanitation.



  1. Course fee is 700 Euro and would be free of charge within the frame of bilateral agreements with some NATO, PfP, MD, Global Partners and other UN countries that Turkey has bilateral relationship. Course fee to be paid in cash during the course includes educational expenditures.
  2. Administrative fee 60 Euro will be collected from all course participants. Administrative Cost includes:
     Group photo,
     Entrance fees for museums,
     Beverages/cookies during breaks and other social activities.
  3. Financial matters (accommodations, meals and tickets) are to be paid by the participants. Accommodations and meals in Officers’ Club would be free of charge within the frame of bilateral agreements with some Countries.


  1. Accommodation will be provided at the Officers’ Club (unless otherwise requested) and advised to have credit card with them. Only credit card is valid at Gazi, Merkez Officers’ Club and 4th Corps Facilities; not cash.
  2. When you arrive at Officers’ Club, show your ID Card/Passport at the main gate. Then proceed o the reception for registration.
  3. The price for Officers’ Club (not included breakfast and internet access in the Officers’ Club) for 2019: Single room (if available): 25 Euro, Double room: 30 Euro (Double rooms can be shared with another participant by paying 15 Euro for each of the participants sharing a room).
  4. The average price for three meals per one day in Officers’ Club is 25 Euro.
  5. Price for single room at four-star central hotels ranges from 100-120 Euro (including breakfast) per night. Reservations in the civilian hotels should be made by the participants themselves. Transportation from civilian hotels to Training Center will not be provided.
  6. Those who choose to stay in Officers’ Club must obey the rules of the facility, some of which are going to be explained during in- processing. (Passports should be valid at least 6 months on the date of arrival to Turkey)


  1. Opening Ceremony and Ice Breaking Cocktail.
  2. Two day Guided Tour in Ä°stanbul.
  3. Visit to Atatürk’s Mausoleum in Ankara.
  4. Closing Ceremony.


Combat uniform (BDU) is required during both class sessions and The Field Training Phase.


  1. Participants are required to have passport or NATO Travel Order together with ID Card to satisfy border control measures.
  2. Participants or their sending authorities are responsible for their own visa arrangements. Turkish Authorities do not require a letter of invitation. Visa can be obtained upon arrival at ESENBOGA Airport in ANKARA. However, if in doubt it is advised that participants contact their national embassies/consulates in Turkey or the Turkish Military Attachés at the Turkish Embassies/Consulates in their capitals.


The participants from those of not parties to NATO/SOFA and/or PfP/SOFA or which do not have any bilateral Military Training and Cooperation Agreement with the Republic of Turkey shall be treated in accordance with Turkish Domestic Legislation during their stay in Turkey.


There are no medical facilities except emergency at either the Officers Clubs or the Training Center. Therefore, all illnesses or accidents will be referred to civilian medical facilities. All participants are advised to have a medical insurance.


  1. Arrival in Ankara should be scheduled on 30 – 31 March 2019, so that reservations for accommodation in Gazi Officers’ Club could be made accordingly.
  2. You will be welcomed and seen off at EsenboÄźa Airport/Ankara according to your flight schedule.
  3. Meeting at the Airport; It is kindly advised that participants continue as follows:
    1. After custom clearance, go to the international exit of the terminal building where a person from a civilian travel agency waits for you (Please find the “Turkish PfP Training Center” or your “name” placard).
    2. According to arrival time of the participants, a pick-up service is arranged to collect you from the airport.
    3. Those who wish to go by his/her own to the Officers’ Club should continue as follows;
      • Take the BELKO airport shuttle, which runs at every half an hour, up to the main bus station (AĹžTÄ°) in the centre of the city, then take a taxi to the Gazi Officers’ Club. The shuttle fare is approximately 5 Euro to the Main Bus Station and taxi fare from the station to the Officers’ Club is approximately 15 Euro) or,
      • Take a taxi to the Officers’ Club. (The average taxi fare from the airport to the Officers’ Club is approximately 50 Euro).
  4. Participant who wish to go by his/her own will not be reimbursed by the PfP Training Center.
  5. During the course, domestic transportation from/to Gazi Officers’ Club and PfP Training Center will be provided by PfP Training Center (Host Nation Support).
  6. Domestic transportation from Gazi Officers’ Club to PfP Training Center will be at 08:45 in the morning.


  1. The course is open to NATO, PfP, Mediterranean Dialogue (MD), Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI), Partners across the Globe (PatG) members and countries that Turkey has bilateral relationship.
  2. All applications should be sent no later than 22 March 2019.
  3. All participants will be accommodated at the Officers’ Club, unless otherwise requested and advised to have credit card with them especially for internet access.
  4. Participants are requested to fax or e-mail their flight itineraries at least one week before course start date.
  5. You are always required to carry a valid passport or NATO Travel Order and ID card (with photo). Ensure with your national authorities that above-mentioned documents are valid.
  6. The individuals must pay medical and dental expenses. There are no medical facilities except emergency at the officers’ club and training center. Therefore, all illnesses or accidents will be referred to civilian medical facilities at your own expense.


Course Director

Lt.Col. (TUR A)
Turkish PfP Training Center, P.O.Box 45, Bakanlıklar, Ankara, 06581, Turkey
Phone: 00 90 312 4256557 Ext. 120
Fax: 00 90 312 4253059
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