On 23 September, CMCS hosted a second briefing to Defense Attachés and advisors from the Permanent Missions based in Geneva. The briefing focuses on a dedicated project to develop Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination Standards . The origin of this project rests in a series of regional and thematic consultations undertaken in preparation of the World Humanitarian Summit, culminating in a side-event and support at the summit itself. Establishing standards represents a real opportunity to operationalize and bring currency to internationally agreed guidelines and guidance on civil-military interaction and the use of foreign military assets in humanitarian operations. The project is expected to conclude in time for the 2017 Humanitarian Networks and Partnership Week (HNPW).


CMCoord Standards. Credit: OCHA