According to the World Bank, more than 1.5 billion people live in countries affected by repeated violence. In absolute terms, the need for direct physical protection of civilians against imminent violence has never been greater than it is today. Local and international actors are struggling to protect all those under direct threat, wherever conflict occurs. A small number of civil society and humanitarian organizations have begun providing direct physical protection for civilians through a method called Unarmed Civilian Protection (UCP), which promotes nonviolent means for a community to protect itself from violence.
- Course length: self-paced, non-facilitated
- Course start date: November 6, 2017
- Course price: $250
- United Nations Volunteers, holding a valid contract, may be eligible to use their volunteer learning allowance towards the fees of the course, according to the applicable provisions of UNV Conditions of Service and related policies.