UNSOM conducts human rights training for SNA and AMISOM
UNSOM, 18 Jun 2014
Mogadishu, 16 June 2014 - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) has concluded a week-long Training of Trainers’ course for the Somali National Army (SNA) and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
The training, which focused on human rights, gender, women and child protection, was aimed at strengthening the troops’ understanding of international human rights in the application to their profession. UNSOM is providing the training under the UN Security Council Resolution 2124 and the Human Rights Due Diligence Policy requirement for UN support to non-UN security forces, which seeks to ensure that these forces respect international humanitarian law, international human rights law and refugee law.
The trainers, 45 from SNA and 27 from AMISOM, are already instructors in their respective contingents across South Central Somalia and have been tasked with sharing the knowledge acquired with their colleagues.