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China trains UN staff officers

Updated: Nov 14,2016 7:13 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — A training course for UN peacekeeping officers organized by China’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) started in Beijing on Nov 14.

The course enrolled 39 participants from 22 countries, including China, Sweden, Pakistan, New Zealand and Mexico.

The two-week course will be in English, and include topics such as international law, human rights, UN peacekeeper conduct, and crisis management.

Apart from learning basic theory and professional skills, the trainees will also take part in physical drills.

This is the first time for the MND to organize the course for UN peacekeeping staff officers.

The UN currently has over 1,800 military observers and staff officers working in 16 peacekeeping-mission areas, responsible for duties such as organizing, coordinating military peacekeeping operations, intelligence, communication, and training, including 93 from China.

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