Excellent cooperation

The Swedish International centre is since long an international education and training centre where military; police and civilians from the whole world meet and exchange experience and knowledge.

The closing ceremony at SWEDINT for the UN integrated course. The swedish Army Music Corps performed for the happy students. Photo: Försvarsmakten/Christine Kurzeja

Last spring SWEDINT launched a new course concept based on United Nations “Integrated Mission Concept” for Peace Support Operations, including the released UN doctrine for Peacekeeping Operations (UN Peacekeeping Operations, Principles and Guidelines, 2008) three courses with students from military, police and civilian organisations has been merged in to a common “integrated” whole, still maintaining its respective course characteristics. The students learn how to cooperate and solve problems they will encounter in a field mission.

The course concept mirrors the present ongoing UN missions and reflects the latest from UN concerning peacekeeping doctrine and concept development. SWEDINT has a long tradition to cooperate with the UN and support the development.

On Thursday 7 May students from the three courses got their certificates. Additionally to the civil, police and military course the International Staff Assistant Course was also conducted. The staff assistants supported the Command Post Exercise in a very good way. The course is directed by the Swedish Women’s Voluntary Defense Organisation (SLK - "Svenska Lottakåren") and conducted in co-operation with SWEDINT.

The cooperativeness between the four courses showed to be very good and all instructors including students were definitely satisfied at the end of the exercise.