Civil-Military Coordination in Peace Operations

Civil-military coordination is the dialogue and interface among the military, civilian, and police components of a peace operation regarding political, security, humanitarian, developmental, and other areas to attain larger, more strategic political goals. This course overviews the theory and practice of civil-military coordination within the full spectrum of peace operations. The course is laid out in two informal parts. The first part explains the concepts and principles of civil-military coordination from a wider, full-spectrum UN peace operations context. The second part explores the practical application of these strategic ideas at the operational and tactical levels. The final lesson is a review of civil-military coordination as an exercise in adaptive leadership and communication. UN-CIMIC officers are one among the numerous training audiences for this course. It is also designed for other – UN and non-UN – civilian, police, and military personnel who wish to have a better understanding of civil-military coordination. This course builds on previous versions, and is also based on best practices obtained from various UN field missions, the Department of Peacekeeping Operations’ Integrated Training Services, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), and other sources. The 2016 edition incorporates recent UN doctrine, including the 2015 Report of the High-Level Independent Panel on UN Peace Operations (HIPPO Report), the 2008 United Nations Peacekeeping Principles and Guidelines, and UN Security Council Resolution 2086 on “Multidimensional Peacekeeping”. Nine lessons.

COURSE AUTHORS: Christopher Holshek is the Senior Fellow at the Alliance for Peacebuilding and an international peace and security consultant focusing on civil-military relations in policy and practice as well as peace operations related civil-military training and education. A retired US Army Civil Affairs Colonel, he has three decades of civil-military experience at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels in joint, interagency, and multinational settings across the full range of operations. Cedric de Coning is a research fellow with ACCORD and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). He has designed and conducted civil-military coordination training courses for DPKO, OCHA, UNDP and ACCORD, and is the author of ACCORD’s “Civil-Military Coordination in United Nations and African Peace Operations” handbook (2007). He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Ethics from the Department of Philosophy of the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.

Number of pages: 297 [English]

Publisher: Peace Operations Training Institute [02-03-17]

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La coordination civilo-militaire est le dialogue et l’interface entre les composantes militaires, civiles et policières d’une opération de paix concernant le domaine politique, sécuritaire, humanitaire, de développement et autres, en vue d’atteindre des objectifs politiques et stratégiques plus larges. Ce cours présente la théorie et la pratique de la coordination civilo-militaire dans le contexte des opérations de paix. La première partie du cours explique les concepts et principes de la coordination civilo-militaire au niveau général des opérations de paix des Nations Unies. La deuxième partie explore la déclinaison pratique de ces concepts aux niveaux opérationnel et tactique. La dernière leçon examine la coordination civilo-militaire en tant qu’exercice de leadership adaptatif et moyen de communication. Les acteurs de CIMIC de l’ONU figurent parmi les publics nombreux de ce cours, qui est également conçu pour les membres du personnel civil, policier et militaire — à la fois ONU et non-onusien — souhaitant mieux comprendre le concept de coordination civilo-militaire. Ce cours s’appuie sur des précédentes versions et se fonde également sur les meilleures pratiques des différentes missions de terrain des Nations Unies, du service intégré de formation du Département des opérations de maintien de la paix, du Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires (BCAH) et d’autres sources. Cette édition inclut la récente doctrine des Nations Unies, y compris le Rapport 2015 du Groupe indépendant de haut niveau chargé d’étudier les opérations de paix de l’ONU (le rapport HIPPO), le document Opérations de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies, Principes et orientations de 2008 et la Résolution 2086 du Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies sur « l’approche multidimensionnelle du maintien de la paix ». Auteurs du Cours Christopher Holshek est agrégé supérieur auprès de l’Alliance pour le maintien de la paix et consultant pour la paix et la sécurité internationales spécialiste des relations civilo-militaires aux plans politique et pratique ainsi que de la formation et l’éducation civilo-militaire dans le cadre des opérations de paix. Colonel des affaires civiles de l’armée américaine à la retraite, il a trente ans d’expérience civilo-militaire aux niveaux stratégique, opérationnel et tactique dans des environnements conjoints, interinstitutions et multinationaux dans toute une gamme d’opérations. Cedric de Coning est un chercheur collaborant avec ACCORD et l’Institut norvégien des affaires internationales (NUPI). Il a conçu et dispensé des formations en coordination civilo-militaire pour le DOMP, le BCAH, le PNUD et ACCORD. Il est l’auteur du manuel intitulé « Civil-Military Coordination in United Nations and African Peace Operations » (2007) et détient un doctorat en éthique appliquée du Département de philosophie de l’Université de Stellenbosch en Afrique du Sud.

Number of pages: 329 [French]

Publisher: Peace Operations Training Institute [03-17-17]

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""The protection of civilians (POC) is the fundamental civil assistance activity of the military component". Most of commanders do not know that."

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"excellent knowledge obtained"

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"EXCELLENT COURSE ON CIVIL_MILITARY RELATIONS "

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"WITH HELP OF MY FRIEND "

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"Excellent"

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"Les différents stratégies que chaque acteurs de la paix doit adopter afin d'accomplir sa mission dans l'ONU "

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"Its good course for those UN personnel dealing with humanitarian assistance and CIMIC officers at all levels "

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"it's a good course"

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"marvelous"

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"Generally the course is very interesting and of great importance to the peacekeepers because it equip them with relevant knowledge."

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"Interesting lessons "

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Date Submitted: Thu 12 Oct 2017


"THE COURSE PROVIDED A WIDER KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MILITARY IN PEACEBUILDING ACTIVITIES."

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Date Submitted: Tue 10 Oct 2017


"An excellent course designed to enhance understanding of the concept and functioning of CIMIC in peacekeeping operations."

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Date Submitted: Sat 30 Sep 2017


"the course is good and more explanatory and instructive"

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"the course is load with knowledge,but i went examiners review course gain because answer are not correct like question 5 in examine"

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Date Submitted: Thu 14 Sep 2017


" THE COURSE IS REALLY PRACTICAL AND FIELD APPLICATION ENRICHED "

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"The course was interesting but I do believe that I had a little problem according to the french version, it was difficult reading and identifie the answers, or some question was unclear for me to understand but the learned at lot about how the coordination between Civilian and military can be done. "

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"pertinent to all pko"

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Date Submitted: Fri 25 Aug 2017


"The course is a flexible way to get involved in civil-military coordination,even for beginners, wich is awesome. i totally recommend it for military and civilian personal "

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"Really informative course for earning how to improve Civ mil relations. but it needs dedicated effort to go through and understand the concept. "

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"I really enjoyed the course!"

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"excellent"

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"everything"

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"EXCELLENT"

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Date Submitted: Sun 23 Jul 2017


"The course is an eye opener on the cooperation and synergy needed from all participant in peace operation environment. The military, police, civilians, external and internal actors should be seen as jointly promoting peace and harmonious living as one body rather than competing for recognition/cheap publicity as an individual organization. "Is not about us (as peacekeepers/peace builders) but about them (as victims of violent conflict). Very solution driving, a master class course"

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Date Submitted: Sat 22 Jul 2017


"very good"

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"I like because is good course for military personal and any one"

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"VERY GOOD "

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"This was an excellent course but tricky. You need to understand the notes."

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"4"

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"THE COURSE WAS TOO DETAILED. OVERALL, IT WAS A WORTHWHILE EXPERIENCE"

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Date Submitted: Fri 19 May 2017


"The Course Describes the "Top to Bottom Guidelines" for Civil-Military Cooperation Procedure-Policy-Constraint & Way out."

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"Good"

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Date Submitted: Thu 27 Apr 2017


"The courselves is broad and deep and the learning resources are not exhaustive. But with thorough study and care I was able to learn and glean the humongous wealth of practical information contained in the course. It was truly a educative course that ALL peace operation personnel should take to learn from and avoid repeating past mistakes with regards civil-military relationship."

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"this course is great, very useful."

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"Highly interested and educative"

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