COVID-19 Response: Resource Library
Please find here a compilation of the latest OCHA and humanitarian partners' guidance and publications on CMCoord, Access, Protection and COVID-19.
CMCoord Support to Protection
Guidance Note on CMCoord Support to Protection Outcomes
The Civil-Military Coordination Service (CMCS), with support from OAD/PAPS, developed a Guidance Note on CMCoord Support to Protection Outcomes. The Guidance Note describes actions which OCHA’s CMCoord Officers and Focal Points can take in contributing to protection outcomes at a country level. The Note also describes the role of OCHA’s CMCS at HQ level in supporting protection outcomes.
The areas of CMCoord Tasks in support of protection outcomes are defined as: 1) Analysis, 2) Dialogue, 3) Advocacy, 4) Capacity Building and 5) Planning and Preparedness.
Find the Guidance Note here.
Click here for a visual summary of the note.
Building the Evidence Base: Addressing the Reverberating Effects of Military Operations on Civilian Life, November 2020.
Minimizing Civilian Harm in Military Operations: InterAction Submission to the High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement, May 2020.
Civil Society Guidance for a Model Policy: DOD Policy on Civilian Harm, March 2020.
Displacement and the Protection of Civilians in U.S. Military and Partnered Operations, December 2019.
U.S. Partnered Operations and the Protection of Civilians, December 2019.
Protection of Civilian Objects including Critical Infrastructure in U.S. Military Operations, November 2019.
DoD Engagement with Humanitarian and Human Rights Organizations on Civilian Harm, July 2019.
Protection of Civilians in Mosul: Identifying Lessons for Contingency Planning, October 2017.
CMCoord Support to Access
UN-CMCoord Guidelines and Publications
UN-CMCoord Operational Guidance for Appropriate Interaction with Armed Actors in the Context of COVID-19 (March 2020)
Please click here for print versions in French, Arabic and Spanish.
Recommended Practices for Effective Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination of Foreign Military Assets (FMA) in Natural and Man-Made Disasters
UN-CMCoord Guidance Papers
OCHA on Message on UN-CMCoord (January 2022)
Working Paper on HNS4D v. 1.0
Foreign Military and Civil Defence Assets in Support of Humanitarian Emergency Operations - What is Last Resort?
Guidance Note on Conducting a United Nations Humanitarian Civil- Military Coordination (UN-CMCoord) Assessment
UN-CMCoord Gender Action Plan for Training 2017
Civil-Military Guidance on Ebola Crisis
UN-CMCoord Country Specific Guidance
Sudan: Minimum Operating Standards (MOS) for Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination
(May 2018) [English]
DRC: National Guidelines for the Coordination between Humanitarian Actors and MONUSCO
(August 2014) [English]
SOMALIA: Country Specific Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination Guidelines for Humanitarian Actors Engagement with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)
(September 2014) [English]
SOUTH SUDAN: Guidelines for the Coordination between Humanitarian Actors and the UNMISS
(December 2013) [English]
ASIA-PACIFIC REGION: Guidelines for the use of foreign military assets in natural disaster response
(October 2014) [English]
IRAQ: Country specific humanitarian civil-military coordination guidelines
(November 2015) [English]
Click on the respective image to download UN-CMCoord posters in Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish
Civil-Military Background Readings
HPG "The search for Common Ground Civ-Mil Relations in Afghanistan"
HPG "Trends and Challenges in Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination"
Civil-Military Interaction and the Future of Humanitarian Action_Australian Government
Global Health Cluster, Civil Military Coordination during Humanitarian Health Action
Re-assessing the Civil-Military Coordination Service of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
The Brown University and the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies published a report on the Strategic Re-assessment of CMCS. These findings and recommendations are based on OCHA and partners’ perspectives, which have been collected through in-presence and online collective meetings, as well as bilateral interviews, and complemented by desk research.
Please find the report here.