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1. What happens to the pledges made by TCC/PCCs earlier in UNSAS?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

 Since the PCRS has now replaced UNSAS, TCC/PCCs are now required to register the pledges in the PCRS in the given format.

 

2. When can and should we make the fresh pledges in the PCRS?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

 TCC/PCCs can make pledges at any time, but they are requested to renew their pledge every six months after initial period of 12 months.

3. What happens to the previous generic UNSAS MOUs?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

 The MOUs will remain in the UN DPKO records, but are not necessary for the PCRS.

4. How do the TCC/PCCs know if their pledges have been accepted?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
TCC/PCCs will receive an acknowledgement notification once a pledge is received and they will receive an acceptance notification if the pledge is accepted.
5. What if a TCC/PCCs pledge does not meet the requirement for Level 1?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

 The TCC/PCCs will be guided by the Strategic Force Generation and Capability Planning Cell (SFGCPC) in order to further identify and consolidate in coordination with OMA (FGS) or PD (SRS) as appropriate, training and equipment needs and discuss the means to address them.

6. How do I submit my pledges in the PCRS?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

 The best way to submit a pledge is online through the same UN Force Link website (which will be operational again  end-September. In the meantime, TCC/PCCs shall send the pledges to OMA/FGS (for Military) and PD/SRS (for Police) and copy SFGCPC. It may be sent through an e-mail to poudyals@un.org, which will be uploaded in the UN Force Link.

7. What do I need to include in my pledge?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
  •  A note verbale outlining the details of your pledge along with certification of training and human rights clearance and caveats, if any.
  •  Annex showing Table of Organization and details of personnel (Refer to the UN Manuals for specific units).
  •  Annexes of available Major and Self Sustainment Equipment (Refer to the UN Manuals for specific units).
8. Can we pledge outside of PCRS?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
 PCRS remains the only window for pledging military, police and other civilian capacity.
9. Can the pledges be linked to a single mission only?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
 TCC/PCCs can specify to which missions they would prefer to deploy their capability.
10. Is PCRS only for pledging military units?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
 No. TCC/PCCs can pledge military units/personnel, police units, Vessels, Aircrafts, government-provided civilian capability and/or offers of specific capacity-building, equipping or training assistance.
11. Who initiates the Assessment and Advisory Visits (AAVs)?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
 The UNHO will approach a TCC/PCC to do an AAV, depending upon its requirements and the number and types of pledges received. A team of experts from DPKO (OMA/PD) and DFS will visit the Member States.
12. Will AAVs be conducted to all the TCC/PCCs that make a pledge?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
 Not all TCC/PCCs will receive an AAV depending on the type of pledge and current/future requirements.
13. What preparations are to be made by the TCC/PCCs for an AAV?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
 TCC/PCCs are to be prepared to show the personnel and availability of major equipment, self-sustainment equipment and training standard of the capability pledged.
14. Do the TCC/ PCCs need to show complete inventory of equipment during the AAV?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
 The TCC/PCCs may show all the available equipment and present their procurement plan in case a request is made.
15. Is an AAV mandatory even if a pledge is designated for the RDL?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
 Yes. It is mandatory to ascertain the level of readiness of the pledges.
16. What are the criteria to be placed in the various levels of the PCRS?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
  • To be placed in Level 1 : Written or online submission of pledge including all completed Annexes
  • To be placed in Level 2: A draft MOU and a successful AAV
  • To be placed in Level 3: Negotiation of a detailed MOU and submission of a Load list in the required format submitted to the DFS Movement Control Section (Movcon) 
  • To be placed in RDL: A further pledge by the TCC declaring its ability to deploy within 30/60/90 days.
17. How do TCC/ PCCs gain access to PCRS?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
  • TCC/PCCs can use the same credentials (username and password) to make pledges and have access to the online resources in the UN Force Link.
  • If a TCC PCC doesn't have access it can request access from the PCRS desk officer (poudyals@un.org)
18. Who is responsible or authorized to make inputs / upload pledges in the PCRS?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
It is an individual TCC/PCC responsibility to decide who from its government is authorized for access to the PCRS website. The number of user is limited to a maximum of three.
19. Will there be any priority assigned for the selection of a TCC/PCC based upon their pledges made in PCRS?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
 Yes. Pledges at the higher levels will be considered first, however, overall selection is made through a careful consideration of the ideal capability required for each mission depending on its needs.
20. Will premium for key enabling capability be paid to all TCC/PCCs selected for deployment from the RDL? Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
 No. A premium may be awarded to TCC/PCCs in accordance with the policy approved by the General Assembly. Only key enabling capabilities that are in high demand and short supply and that deploy within 30/60/90 days qualify for premium payments at the discretion of the Secretary-General.
21. What is the length of time a pledged capability should be kept at that state of readiness? Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
  •  TCC/PCCs can communicate a specific length of time for which their pledged capability should be considered deployable. Pledges are considered valid and deployable for one year (unless specified otherwise in advance) once registered in Level 1 of the PCRS.
  •  TCC/PCCs should renew their pledges every six months after initial period of 12 months. 
22. Can a TCC/PCC not deploy its pledged unit when it is requested by the UN?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
 The UNHO considers pledges made in the PCRS to be approved by the respective governments and thus deployable. TCC/PCCs, however, retain the right to make the final decision whether to deploy or not once selected for deployment by the UN to the particular peacekeeping operation.