Delegates pose for a joint photo at the event.

The participants to the course include six international trainees from Mongolia, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, and 22 Vietnamese peacekeeping officers.

During the three-week course, instructors from GPOI and the VNDPKO will provide basic knowledge of U.N. peacekeeping operations and professional methods and skills for officers, who are going to undertake tasks such as U.N. military observers or U.N. staff officers at the U.N. Missions.

VNDPKO Director Major General Hoang Kim Phung addresses the event.

Addressing the launching ceremony, VNDPKO Director Major General Hoang Kim Phung stressed that this is the first course being held directly at the VNDPKO after the two previous ones in face-to-face and virtual forms.

The course is expected to help better prepare for the peacekeeping forces to join the U.N. peacekeeping operations. Additionally, it will help improve experience and professionalism of Vietnamese instructors, contributing to developing the VNDPKO’s training establishment to meet the regional and international standards.

Head instructor Harley Alves speaks at the event.

Speaking at the event, head instructor Harley Alves thanked the VNDPKO for its effective coordination in preparing facilities, connecting participating forces and managing and training officers. He also affirmed that the course will contribute to upholding the effective implementation of U.N. peacekeeping duties.

Translated by Trung Thanh