The second full United Nations civil-military coordination course (UN-CMCoord) took place at the CIMIC Centre of Excellence in The Hague.
This course aims to promote appropriate and effective humanitarian civil-military interactions in humanitarian emergencies through bolstered knowledge and understanding of UN-CMCoord standards and principles and adherence to them.
Effective humanitarian civil-military coordination requires an understanding of humanitarian action and the overall operational context, as well as the military’s roles and responsibilities, organizational structure, culture and liaison approaches. OCHA’s Policy Instruction on OCHA’s role and responsibilities in humanitarian civil-military coordination (UN-CMCoord) highlights this. Towards this end, sensitization and training are amongst the key tasks OCHA carries out in support of UN-CMCoord in the preparedness and response phases.