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Bundeswehr United Nations Training Centre

The Bundeswehr United Nations Training Centre in Hammelburg, Bavaria, is a multinational interagency facility that specialises in practical, hands-on instruction and pre-deployment training.


The Bundeswehr United Nations Training Centre is a facility for joint and interagency pre-deployment training. In a variety of training courses, soldiers of the Bundeswehr and of friendly and allied armed forces as well as civilian Bundeswehr personnel, police officers and civilians are prepared for their respective deployments. The training mainly takes place as practical hands-on training and is based on the realistic employment of civilian and military role players.

Cooperation for peace and security

To perform its mission, the United Nations Training Centre cooperates closely with the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. Here, the focus is on the training of governmental and non-governmental organisations such as the Centre for International Peace Operations and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZGesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit) as well as on embassy staff.

Course participants from all areas

The Bundeswehr United Nations Training Centre conducts training courses to qualify personnel as national and international United Nations military observers.

The training courses offered by the Centre further include pre-deployment training for police officers, members of non-governmental organisations as well as journalists.

Within the framework of national pre-deployment training, the training of civilian Bundeswehr personnel is of particular importance. In addition, the Bundeswehr United Nations Training Centre provides courses in non-theatre-specific training at the Wildflecken garrison for the Joint Support and Enabling Service. The operator training for the remote-controlled light weapon station also mostly takes place at the national level.

The curriculum additionally includes hands-on English language training for German service personnel. The technical courses for the different components of mobile surveillance equipment are another special task of the Centre.

Support and advice

In the context of international cooperation, the United Nations Training Centre represents the Bundeswehr in various bodies of the United Nations and of NATO.

As a member of the international peacekeeping network, the Centre remains in constant contact and dialogue with training centres around the world whose task is to prepare civilian and military personnel for peace missions.

Course information

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