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September 1, 2015
United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Maritime Manual
United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Maritime Manual

This Manual describes the United Nations (UN) Maritime Task Force, focusing on maritime support to a UN Mission1 and Force Headquarters. Always scalable in size, modular in function and Mission-tailored, the UN Maritime Task Force’s size and composition depend on the size, composition and requirements of the UN Mission it supports and the physical characteristics of the Mission area.

September 1, 2015
United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Military Engineers Manual
United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Military Engineers Manual

This Manual describes the United Nations (UN) Military Engineer Unit, focusing on Military Engineer support to a UN Mission1 and Force Headquarters. Always scalable in size, modular in function and Mission-tailored, the UN Military Engineer Unit’s size and composition depend on the size, composition and requirements of the UN Mission it supports and the physical characteristics of the Mission area.

July 1, 2015
United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Military Police Unit Manual
United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Military Police Unit Manual

This Manual describes the United Nations (UN) Military Police Unit, focusing on Military Police support to a UN Mission1 and Force Headquarters. Always scalable in size, modular in function and Mission-tailored, the UN Military Police unit’s size and composition depend on the size, composition and requirements of the UN Mission it supports and the physical characteristics of the Mission area.

June 1, 2015
United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Military Logistics Unit Manual
United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Military Logistics Unit Manual

This manual describes the United Nations (UN) Military Logistics Unit, a unique entity that comes into existence only when peacekeeping contingencies require a military capability due to time constraints, security, logistical shortfalls, redeployment needs, budgetary constraints, difficult terrain, environment or weather. Under these conditions, the UN Military Logistics Unit offers an alternative capability to accomplish the needed tasks. For example, if the UN’s logistics system needs reinforcement, the Military Logistics Unit can be tasked to deploy its additional capacity in scalable and modular elements.

May 27, 2015
United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Military Signals Unit Manual
United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Military Signals Unit Manual

This manual describes UN Military Signals Unit operations, focusing on Military Signals support to a UN Mission and its Force Headquarters. Always scalable in size, modular in function and Mission-tailored, the UN Military Signals Unit’s size and composition depend on the size, composition and requirements of the UN Mission it supports and the physical characteristics of the Mission area.

April 1, 2015
United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Military Reconnaissance Unit Manual
United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Military Reconnaissance Unit Manual

This first edition of the United Nations (UN) Reconnaissance Unit Manual provides field commanders and their staff a guide for planning and conducting UN Reconnaissance Unit operations in support of UN peacekeeping Missions. Field Missions and UN Headquarters planners will also benefit from a common understanding of the employment, capabilities, tasks and organization of UN Reconnaissance Units as they develop the Statement of Unit Requirement (SUR) that is the basis for generating and deploying UN military units.

February 13, 2015
Protection of Civilians: Implementing Guidelines for Military Components of United Nations Peacekeeping Missions
Protection of Civilians: Implementing Guidelines for Military Components of United Nations Peacekeeping Missions

These guidelines focus on physical protection of civilians against violence in any form or manifestation by the perpetrator, including but not limited to armed groups, non-state actors and state actors (where applicable) individually or collectively at operational and tactical levels. They provide enough room for planners and commanders to incorporate changes in the planning and execution of operations as the situation evolves.

January 26, 2015
United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Military Special Forces Manual
United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Military Special Forces Manual

This first edition of the United Nations Special Forces Manual provides field commanders and their staffs a guide for planning and conducting UN Special Operations in support of United Nations peacekeeping operations. What is more, the Troop Contributing Countries, United Nations Headquarters and Mission staff will find this Manual an essential reference as they plan for, generate and employ Special Forces for UN Missions.

January 1, 2015
United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Military Aviation Unit Manual
United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Military Aviation Unit Manual

This first edition of the United Nations Manual on Military Aviation provides field commanders and their staff a guide for planning and conducting military aviation operations in support of United Nations peacekeeping operations. What is more, United Nations Headquarters and Mission staff will find this manual an essential reference as they plan for, generate and employ military aviation for UN Missions.

November 1, 2014
United Nations Force Headquarters Handbook
United Nations Force Headquarters Handbook

The United Nations Force Headquarters Handbook aims at providing information that will contribute to the understanding of the functioning of the Force HQ in a United Nations field mission to include organization, management and working of Military Component activities in the field. The information contained in this Handbook will be of particular interest to the Head of Military Component I Force Commander, Deputy Force Commander and Force Chief of Staff.