Private Sector Challenge Report

The Private Sector Challenge Report by the Humanitarian Futures Programme

The Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC) has supported the Humanitarian Futures Programme (HFP) of King’s College ...

Hervé Ladsous

UN Under-Secretary-General Hervé Ladsous discusses New Challenges and Priorities for UN Peacekeeping

On 17 June 2014 at the Brookings Institute, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Hervé Ladsous, Head of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, discussed the New Challenges and Priorities for UN Peacekeeping. Of particular relevance to ACMC and our stakeholders are: 1. Strategic Partnerships and Relationships “There is a greater demand for coherence and inter-operability and, […]

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Women, Peace and Security: An Introductory Manual

As part of our responsibilities under Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, the ACMC has funded and provided technical subject matter expertise for the Women, Peace and Security: An Introductory Manual, launched today by the Chief of the Defence Force General David Hurley and Ms Julie McKay, Executive Director UN Women and Gender […]

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ACMC Newsletter – May 2014

Inside this issue: Building regional networks – working with civil society Strategic Lessons Management – a whole-of-government lessons best practice guide Challenges Seminar and Thematic Meeting Recommended Readings  

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Alan Ryan & General Patrick de Rousiers

European Union Military Committee visit ACMC

On Thursday 29 May, ACMC hosted a visit from General Patrick de Rousiers, Chairman of the European Union Military Committee (EUMC). The EUMC is the highest military body set up within the Council and directs all European Union military activities and provides the Political and Security Committee (PSC) with advice and recommendations on military matters. […]

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Peoples Liberation Army - NDU

National Defense University of the People’s Liberation Army visit ACMC

On Friday 9 May, ACMC hosted a visit from China’s National Defense University of the People’s Liberation Army (NDU PLA). Based in Beijing, NDU is China’s highest military organisation for bilateral foreign military training. The NDU provides senior PLA commanders, staff and research officers with training in national security strategy, strategic thinking, safeguarding national security, […]

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ACMC Newsletter – April 2014

Inside this issue: Exercise VIKING 14 Collaboration between ACMC, AFP and DFAT on United Nations Security Council Submission on Security Sector Reform: Resolution 2151 (2014) Civil-Military Interaction Workshop Manly 2014 Recommended Readings  

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ACMC Newsletter – March 2014

Inside this issue: Disaster Management in Pakistan Inaugural Civil-Military Leaders’ Workshop a Great Success North Atlantic Treaty Organization Lessons Learned Staff Officer Course Same Space-Different Mandates: International Edition    

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RMIT University

ACMC supports RMIT research on NGO-military interface: Workshop 2 May 2014

The ACMC will be hosting a workshop on 2 May 2014 facilitated by RMIT and the Humanitarian Advisory Group, examining the NGO-Military Interface in Complex Emergencies. The workshop will include representatives from NGOs, military and government, and academics. It is well understood by practitioners that NGOs and militaries are extremely different entities, and while they […]

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CMLW Findings

Civil-Military Leaders’ Workshop (CMLW) Findings

The Australian Civil-Military Centre conducted the inaugural Civil-Military Leaders’ Workshop (CMLW) on 10 and 11 February 2014 in Canberra. The workshop, entitled ‘Civil-Military Coordination – Delivering Understanding and Enhancing Relationships’, was a two day residential activity that explored issues in preparedness, senior leader decision-making, and multi-national coordination.   The CMLW brought together senior level government […]

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