Unit 3.1 Liaison
Aim The aim of this unit is to provide Military Experts on Missions with the necessary information to understand and familiarize about the concept and responsibilities of liaison within a peacekeeping mission.
Learning Outcome On completion of this section, participants will be able to: Understand the definition, aim, tasks and apply the methods for conducting liaison in UN peacekeeping operations
The definition, aim and tasks of liaison Liaison types The methods for conducting liaison in UN peacekeeping operations Structure of presentation
Learning Activity: To define liaison, it aim and tasks. Learning Activity Time Required Two groups: Definition of liaison and it aim Liaison tasks
Liaison tasks “P E A C E K E E P E R” Propose liaison meetings. Establish contact All reports are handed according to the tasks. Coordinate activities and cooperate with Force units Ensure high level of cooperation Keep force elements continuously informed Ensure that liaison assistance requests are met promptly. Ensure that volatile situations are defused as soon as possible . Pay attention of the challenge of conducting liaison through an interpreter. Ensure that reports are complete and correct. Records on all activities must be kept updated.
Liaison across the Chain of Command Chain of command liaison will assist with two well-known liaison challenges: planning and simply relaying future intentions.
Liaison with Civil Authorities and International Organizations Liaise with municipal civil authorities, international organizations, who will help with shared initiatives and increase overall security knowledge.