The aim of the Course, which is held by the Brazilian Peace Operations Joint Training Center (CCOPAB, acronym in Portuguese) in partnership with Igarapé Institute, is to prepare civilians who work in unstable contexts. Roughly 25% of the countries with which Brazil established technical cooperation bonds in this century are considered fragile due to past or current conflicts, according to the Organization for Economic and Cooperation and Development (OCDE) and the World Bank.
Training United Nations employees to face hazardous situations and ensuring their safety while on duty were the goals of the Safety and Security Approaches in Field Environments Course (SSAFE).
China – Between November 27 and December 8, a representative of the Brazilian Peace Operations Joint Training Center (CCOPAB, acronym in Portuguese) took part in the United Nations Staff Officer Course (UNSOC), which was held at the Peace Operations Center of the Chinese Ministry of Defense, in Beijing.
On December 4, 5 and 6, the Brazilian Peace Operations Joint Training Center (CCOPAB, acronym in Portuguese) carried out the Preparation Course for the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (EPC DPKO, acronym in Portuguese). The Course aimed at testing the intellectual skills and emotional control of the attendees in technical interviews simulations in order to train them for the positions they have applied to work at DPKO at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA.
The objective of the third phase of the Military Experts on Mission Course (EPMP, acronym in Portuguese) was to train military and Police personnel from Brazil and Friendly Nations to work as Staff Officers, Military Observers and United Nations Police in UN peace operations.
Huehuetoca, Mexico – Between November 14 and 24, a Mobile Training Team (MTT), composed of instructors of the Brazilian Peace Operations Joint Training Center (CCOPAB, acronym in Portuguese), coordinated the first edition of the Unit Commanders and Joint Staff Course for military personnel of Mexico, who will be deployed to peace missions. The Course is being held for 40 military members, being 30 from the Army and 10 Marines in the 37-C Military Camp in Mexico. The MTT is composed of two officers and two NCOs from the Brazilian Army and one officer of the Brazilian Navy.