The Protection of Civilians Allied Command Operations (ACO) Handbook

The Protection of Civilians Allied Command Operations Handbook aims at building a strong Protection of Civilians approach within NATO and at integrating the NATO Policy for the Protection of Civilians and the related Concept for the Protection of Civilians in the planning and conduct of all NATO operations and missions.

Handbook for United Nations Field Missions on Preventing and Responding to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

This Handbook is intended to serve as a practical guide to support the implementation of the CRSV mandate by United Nations Field Missions, including Peacekeeping Operations and Special Political Missions. It serves both as guidance for civilian, military, and police personnel deployed to UN Field Missions and as a pre-deployment orientation tool for future Mission personnel.

Building Integrity in Operations - ACO Handbook

The ACO Building Integrity Handbook is part of an overall programme of NATO endeavours to raise awareness and create a more comprehensive appreciation, among Military and Civilian staff across the NATO Command and Force structure, of the risks and impact of corruption on a military mission.  

The Sphere Handbook

The Sphere Handbook is the oldest initiative in the field of humanitarian standards. It has been field-tested over twenty years and regularly updated to ensure it remains fit for purpose in a changing world. What does not change is its rights-based foundations: people have the right to assistance, the right to life with dignity, the right to protection and security, and the right to fully participate in decisions related to their own recovery.

Disarmament Demobilisation and Reintegration

Colin Gleichmann, Michael Odenwald, Kees Steenken, Adrian Wilkinson

A Practical Field and Classroom Guide

(DDR Handbook French Version)

Teaching Gender in the Military

Author: Democratic Control of Armed Forces

The handbook is a useful tool for gender experts, military instructors and educators. It is a comprehensive resource and guidance on what to teach and how to teach gender in the military and should ultimately serve as a support to the military teaching community, cultivate a network of experts and enhance further collabortaion between NATO and Partner Nations.

UN-CMCoord Field Handbook

United Nations
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Civil-Military Coordination Service (CMCS)
Palais des Nations
1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland


Civilian-Military Information Sharing Guidebook for Mission Planning in a Federated Mission Networking Environment

The CMIS Guidebook is provided for use by military forces when required to share information with civilians. The focus of the Guidebook is on the application of best practices during an operation where civilian entities are present and provide guidance for military information sharing with civilian entities.

Operational Concept for Civilian-Military Information Sharing in a  Federated Mission Networking Environment

This document was developed and written by the contributing nations and organizations of the Multinational Capability Development Campaign (MCDC) program community of interest.