United Nations Intelligence Course (UNIC)

This course is a pilot course and is still under development. Changes may occur.

Aim and purpose

UNIC prepares the participants to effectively contribute to a unified and comprehensive intelligence process in a UN operation HQ, in accordance with DPKO/DFS policy and guidelines

Core objectives

After completing the course, participants will be able to

  • Understand key principles for intelligence in UN peace operations
  • Understand the intelligence cycle
  • Plan and develop unified and comprehensive intelligence procedures across the civilian, police, and military components of a UN peace operation


Applicants should preferably

  • Be personnel with intelligence related tasks and responsibilities in a UN operation HQ
  • Have some knowledge and/or experience of information collection and analysis in conflict area, though no formal intelligence background
    is required
  • Have the rank level of Captain/Senior Sergeant (OF2/OR5) – Colonel/Sergeant Major (OF5/OR9) or equivalent police levels. In certain circumstances, exceptions can be made

UN personnel at P3 – P5 levels or equivalent FS and GS levels may apply. In certain circumstances, exceptions can be made.

Course language


Students must be proficient in oral and written English (equivalent to: NATO STANAG 6001/ 3-2-3-2). No translation service will be available.

Application date

We open for application no later than 3 months before the course starts. The deadline for applications is normally 8 weeks before the course starts.

Please check dates in our course schedule.

Published 30 September 2016 13:34.. Last updated 26 January 2018 14:17.