UN Mission Planning Exercise (LGAN)

Next dates: 06.09.2020 - 17.09.2020

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ZIF does not offer scholarships and does not cover travel costs.

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Course Description

This two-week course is an essential part of the two years staff officer training programme, run by the Command and Staff College of the German Armed Forces. The objective is the preparation of future staff officers for an assignments in key functions with the United Nations peace operations. The course is open for up to 70 civilian participants, in order to represent the civilian perspective in group works and the planning simulation exercise as well as to practice cooperation in mission planning between all mission components.  


This course is held in English.


Learning objectives and course content

Learning Objectives

The participants have the necessary knowledge of the different areas of activity and structures of a multidimensional UN peace mission, as well as the cooperation between the various actors in planning and deployment. Based on the input of the first week, participants can plan a fictitious UN peace operation, taking into account and cooperating with all departments / components.

Course Modules

  • The UN system: main bodies and tasks
  • Functioning of the UN Security Council
  • Structure and components of UN peace operations
  • Structures and chain of command of the UN Mission HQ
  • UN logistics system
  • Political processes in peace operations
  • Peace Operations and humanitarian actors
  • Particular tasks of peace operations (strengthening of local civil society, elections, DDR, protection of civilians etc.)
  • Principles of civil-military cooperation in peace operations
  • Integrated Analysis Planning (IAP)
  • Rules of Engagement (RoE)
  • Military Operational Planning Process (MOPP)

Course Audience

The exercise is aimed at members of the ZIF Expert Pool as well as external interested parties. Experts from the civil, police and military sectors are addressed. Experience in peace operations with the UN or other international organisations is desirable.

Course venue

The course takes place at the German Armed Forces Command and Staff College (Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr) in Hamburg.



Course fee

There is no course fee. The accommodation is provided free of charge by the Command and Staff College. Participants have to cover the cost of their meals.  Insurance and travel costs are not included in the course fee and will not be reimbursed.

ZIF does not offer scholarships.



Application procedure

For members of the ZIF Expert Roster


If you are a member of the ZIF Expert Roster, please apply via your profile in the ZIF database by clicking on the 'Apply Now' button on the top right side of this webpage and following the directions. If the application deadline has passed, please contact the ZIF course contact person directly.


Please note that we require a short and relevant motivation statement (min. 2 paragraphs, max. 1 page) for this course.


For external applicants
All external applicants send their application (motivation letter and CV) directly to the Command and Staff College at FueAkBwFGVNEU(at)bundeswehr.org.