United Nations Logistic Officer Course (UNLOC)

Aim and purpose

UNLOC prepares participants for work in all aspects of logistics in a UN operation, including the ability to differentiate between national and UN logistic responsibilities.

Core objectives

After completing the course, participants will be able to

  • Understand how the integrated mission affects the use of logistic units in a UN Integrated Mission
  • Understand how a Memorandum of Understanding and the national logistic concept of a Troop Contributing Country are connected
  • Utilize key UN logistic documents to plan, execute and control the logistic
  • Supervise the reception, distribution and archiving of UN key reports that will impact on UN reimbursement system


Participants should preferably

  • Have experience from tactical level logistic
  • Successfully completed the NODEFIC online courses; Introduction to the UN Contingent owned Equipment system and Introduction to the UN logistic.
  • Have the rank level of Captain/Senior Sergeant (OF2/OR5) – Lieutenant Colonel/Master Sergeant (OF4/OR8) or equivalent police positions. In certain circumstances, exceptions can be made.
  • UN personnel at P2 – P4 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.

​UNLOC is part of the Nordic Defence Cooperation – NORDEFCO.


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 04 December 2014 12:46.. Last updated 13 November 2017 13:45.