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Un Staff: Peacekeeping Training

Volume 592: debated on Tuesday 28 July 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Following the Strategic Defence Review, whether they will now provide resources and facilities for training international staff in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations. [HL2880]

There are already a range of facilities for training the UN's international staff in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations, including the UN's own staff college in Turin. The Ministry of Defence's contribution to peacekeeping training is concentrated on staff training for peacekeeping operations in general, training for specific operations, and the development of peacekeeping capabilities in Africa. Much of this training is already directed towards overseas service personnel or is open to them. We will continue to keep under review how best the UK—and the MoD in particular—can contribute to peacekeeping training.