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The Protection of Civilians in United Nations Peacekeeping Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide the conceptual framework, guiding principles and key considerations for the implementation of protection of civilians (POC) mandates by United Nations (UN) peacekeeping operations and related support by the Department of Peace Operations (DPO). Forthcoming guidance materials, including a POC handbook, will provide further practical guidance on the implementation of POC mandates, particularly in various specific contexts.