Category United Nations Manuals

United Nations Force Headquarters Handbook

November 1, 2014

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.

United Nations Infantry Battalion Manual Volume I

August 1, 2012

While this Manual is primarily written for UN Infantry Battalions, it will also serve as a guide for national and United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ) planners and for those who train, support, and utilize UN Peacekeeping Infantry Battalions. It is designed to assist battalion commanders in the field and in the reorientation of their battalion from a national military entity into an integral part of a unified UN peacekeeping operation.

United Nations Peacekeeping Operations: Principles and Guidelines

February 15, 2008

The present document aims to define the nature, scope and core business of contemporary United Nations peacekeeping operations, which are usually deployed as one part of a much broader international effort to build a sustainable peace in countries emerging from conflict. It identifies the comparative advantages and limitations of United Nations peacekeeping operations as a conflict management tool, and explains the basic principles that should guide their planning and conduct.