Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) works with those engaged in and affected by armed conflict to identify, develop, and implement practical solutions that prevent, mitigate, and respond to civilian harm.

Civil-Military Dialogues in Hranitne and Troitske Villages in Ukraine

Within the project “Strengthening Civilian Protection in East of Ukraine”, implemented during 2020-2021 with the financial support of the German Federal Foreign Office, CIVIC helped foster civil-military dialogues and cooperation in communities located along the contact line in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. A comprehensive approach to civil-military dialogues creates a favorable environment for trust-building, where…

Official Launch of the Civilian Casualties Identification, Tracking and Analysis Cell for G5 Sahel Joint Force Operations

On June 27, 2020, General Oumarou Namata, commander of the G5 Sahel Joint Force, approved the establishment of the Civilian Casualties Identification, Tracking and Analysis Cell (CITAC or MISAD in French) within the force. The Joint Force launched the MISAD as part of its implementation of the Human Rights Compliance Framework (HRCF), which is being…

#POC20: Twenty Years of Prioritizing the Protection of Civilians: Marking the 20th Anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1265

This piece is part of an ongoing series that marks the 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council taking up the protection of civilians on its agenda. Follow along here, on Facebook, and on Twitter as we mark this important anniversary year. Starting today, world leaders will descend on New York for the opening of the 74th session of the United…

What Does MINUSMA’s Revised Mandate Mean for the Protection of Civilians in Mali? Part 1: Prioritizing Protection

On June 28, the UN Security Council renewed the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) for another year with the adoption of Resolution 2480. The creation of a second strategic priority that directs the Mission to facilitate the implementation of a comprehensive, politically-led Malian strategy in central Mali is undoubtedly…