Project profile — Increasing the Effectiveness of United Nations Peace Operations


DPO – United Nations Department of Peace Operations (41310)
2019-03-27 - 2023-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (40.00%)
• America, regional (20.00%)
• Asia, regional (20.00%)
• Europe, regional (20.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to provide critical support to United Nations (UN) peace operations and help enhance the UN’s peace and security architecture. Project activities include: (1) providing support for the enhancement of the performance of Troop and Police Contributing Countries (T/PCCs) to UN peace operations; (2) improving data driven decision-making, and collection and analysis of data on performance at the mission and TCC levels; (3) providing specialized training on child protection, conflict-related sexual violence, explosive ordinance, joint operation centre functions, and engagement of women in peace operations; and (4) capacity support for the Extra-Budgetary funds/projects and implementation of the Action for Peacekeeping initiative.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved capability of the United Nations to implement the Action for Peacekeeping initiative and integrate gender considerations into peace operations; and (2) enhanced capability of United Nations peacekeeping missions to carry out their mandates and integrate gender sensitivity.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) 16,000 uniformed personnel from 21 United Nations (UN) peacekeeping and special missions responded to an exit survey on barriers faced by uniformed women in peace operations; (2) finalized and translated training materials for the Manual For Child Protection Staff in UN Peace Operations and a technical note on Strengthening child protection in the G5 Sahel Joint Force: Challenges, opportunities, and good practices for regional and international support; (3) delivered six webinars and workshops on the Conflict Related Sexual Violence (CRSV) Policy and Handbook to mission personnel and CRSV focal points. Also gave the the Women’s Protection Advisors Workshop; (4) delivered the seventh Edition of the Global Child Protection Training for the UN Military; (5) integrated CRSV language into 12 UN reports, processes, materials and briefings; (6) established the UN’s Comprehensive Planning and Performance Assessment System (CPAS) at 12 UN peacekeeping missions. This tool is effective in strengthening and showing the impact of peacekeeping operations, with 574 UN mission personnel trained on CPAS implementation; (7) added two UN Mines Action Service certified search courses to the UN standard training materials for Engineering and Infantry Battalions; (8) trained 12 serving military personnel on delivering the UN’s Improvised Explosive Device Disposal training course; (9) delivered the first in-person micro Unmanned Aerial System instructor course at the UN C4ISR Academy; and (10) delivered training to 11 heads of military components, including Force Commanders and Deputy Force Commanders of UN peacekeeping missions on the Intensive Orientation Course.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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