Humanitarian Networks and Partnership Week 2018

5-9 February 2018

Consultative Group Plenary Session

UN-CMCoord CG Report

Summary Report of UN-CMCoord Consultations Feb 2018 1.0.pdf


Agenda UN-CMCoord CG Plenary 1.0.pdf

UN-CMCoord Thematic Sessions

Combatants and Fighters in Civil-Military Coordination

6 February

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Next steps to implementing solutions identified during the panel: 

Those recommendations are consistent with the December 2017 OCHA HoO workshop that highlighted the need for guidance on engagement with non-state armed groups. The dialogue with all parties to influence the behavior of combatants / fighters is also regularly reiterated by the USG/ERC. 

Safeguarding Humanitarian Action in “Danger Zones”

6 February

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Inter-Network Day: Periphery of Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination 

7 February

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Summary video message

Photos reporting on key findings of the groups of participants 

Military Medical Teams and EMT Standards

8 February

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Next steps to implementing solutions identified during the panel: 

It was concluded that the use of Emergency Medical Team Standards by military medical teams is essential and should apply to all. This was in line with the key points raised at the Asia Pacific Regional Consultative Group session on: 

The EMTCC concept as part of and under the leadership of the Ministry of Health worked well in the Philippines, Nepal, Vanuatu and Fiji, amongst others. Collaboration should be in dialogue, not in isolation. We need to train more together to mutually learn between civilian and military teams. The session should be implemented again in 2019.

Peacekeeping Pre-Deployment Training and Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination

Exhibition Area

Experience shows that the earlier we engage in pre-deployment training efforts the more of an impact we can have for smooth cooperation on the ground in peace operations. This led to the joint project between OCHA and the London School of Economics (LSE). With support by the LSE, OCHA is conducting a mapping of peacekeeping training centres and their pre-deployment training efforts, in close cooperation with the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO).

The aim is to learn what exists in terms of training courses and curricula. The first step was to do a desk review. The LSE team collected information of 68 countries, 123 training centres and 315 training courses in one consolidated matrix. On this basis, OCHA and the LSE are having conversations with the top 12 Troop and Police Contributing Countries to UN peace operations, to learn in more details about the programmes offered to peacekeepers. 

The final report at the end of March will offer a consolidated perspective and some recommendations on the way forward, with the objective for OCHA to be able to develop a meaningful strategy for engagement with peacekeeping training centres.

 International Conference Center (CICG), Geneva