UNAMID peacekeeper with an internally displaced person in the Zam Zam IDP Camp. The presence of women peacekeepers in places such as Darfur helps to provide a greater sense of security to local populations, including women and children. . 
Photo: UNAMID/Gonzalez Farran.UNAMID peacekeeper with an internally displaced person in the Zam Zam IDP Camp. The presence of women peacekeepers in places such as Darfur helps to provide a greater sense of security to local populations, including women and children. . Photo: UNAMID/Gonzalez Farran

New e-learning course on women, peace and security

10/27/2011 // Norway has funded a new e-learning course on women, peace and security. The initiative was launched by UN Women in partnership with the Peace Operations Training Institute (POTI) on Monday 24 October. It is intended to advance understanding of the core components of the UN Security Council’s resolutions on women and peace and security and promote their regional and national implementation.

The online training programme has been developed for Latin America and the Caribbean and for Africa. 

An engaged audience comprised of representatives from UN Member States, UN officials and civil society organisations took part in a lively discussion about the benefits of the course, and the challenges of implementing the Security Council Resolutions on women, peace and security (SCE 1325, SCR 1889, SCR 1820, SCR 1888 and SCR 1960).

Norway's Deputy Permanent Ambassador Tine Mørch Smith said at the event: "The course translates good intentions into practice – by raising awareness and educating decision-makers, helping them rethink their perceptions of the role of women in peace and security issues. Norway is very pleased with the way you have spent our money on this one."

Read Ambassador Smith's full comments here. 

Watch the debate at the launch event here:

More information about the course here.

The e-learning course was developed by the Peace Operations Training Institute in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Africa and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean with sponsorship from the government of Norway.


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