Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping (UCP) has demonstrated to be very effective in reducing violence and preventing harm to civilians in situations around the world. UCP involves the use of highly trained peace professionals who use the principles of nonviolence to provide direct physical protection to civilians in a variety of contexts. Some of the strategies used include protective accompaniment, creation of safe spaces, proactive presencing, interpositioning, monitoring and reporting, and relationship building.
This citation in UCP will enable you to apply for volunteer and paid positions with organizations that specifically hire unarmed civilian peacekeeping personnel. Additionally, this course is helpful for anyone seeking employment in international humanitarian work, as it prepares students with the skills of cultural awareness, communication and violence de-escalation.