UN Ceasefire Mediation and Management Course (UNCMM), 15 to 27 April 2012 and 25 February to 8 March 2013

The overall objective of the UNCMM course was to provide the participants with the knowledge and tools required to carry out and support ceasefire mediation engagements and to be able to implement the principle of the protection of civilians in armed conflicts. The course aimed to provide the participants with improved skills in general mediation and understanding of the different typologies of ceasefires. The course also focused on the planning and carrying out of ceasefire negotiations, drafting of ceasefire agreements, implementing ceasefires, and linking them to the general support to a post-conflict country.

The course was organized by the Norwegian Defence Force International Centre (NODEFIC), the Norwegian MFA, the UN DPA Mediation Support Unit, and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.