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  • Civilian CSDP Missions
  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

Women in Multilateral Peace Operations in 2022: What is the State of Play?

This infographic looks at the data on women's representation in multilateral peace operations (UN peace operations, EU CSDP missions and operations, and OSCE field operations) over the period 2013-2022. It aims to monitor progress and improve transparency in order to inform the debate on the future of the Women, Peace and Security agenda and refine strategies to address potential gaps.
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  • Civilian CSDP Missions
  • Climate and Security

Operational Guidelines for Integrating Environmental and Climate Aspects into Civilian CSDP Missions

These guidelines are a follow-up to the 2020 Climate Change and Defence Roadmap and aim to provide a basic toolbox for the integration of environmental and climate aspects into civilian CSDP missions. Their purpose is manifold: to raise awareness in missions, to optimise the use of resources and energy in missions, to integrate environmental security and environmental crime considerations into mission mandates and, in the long term, to provide host states with best practices in greening the security sector.
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  • Civilian CSDP Missions

The European Union Training Mission in Mali: An Assessment

This SIPRI Background Paper provides an overview of the European Union Training Mission in Mali (EUTM Mali) and assesses its impact on Mali’s conflict dynamics since it was established in 2013. The paper analyses EUTM Mali’s main training and advisory activities, before assessing its political and operational impacts. It summarises the main factors that account for the mission’s successes and limitations and makes three recommendations to augment the future impact of the mission.
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  • Civilian CSDP Missions
  • Civil-Military Cooperation / Mini-Concepts

Civil-Military Coordination in UN Integrated Peacekeeping Missions (UN-CIMIC)

This UN policy provides guidance on the role of United Nations Civil-Military Coordination (UN-CIMIC) in UN peacekeeping missions at the operational and tactical levels. UN-CIMIC is a military staff function that contributes to facilitating the interface between military and civilian components.
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  • Civilian CSDP Missions
  • Strategic Communication

Ministry of Home Affairs: 20 Years of International Missions

This paper traces twenty years (1995-2015) of the Portuguese Ministry of Home Affairs’ contribution to peacekeeping and civilian missions, including CSDP civilian missions. Besides the informative aspect of that report, it can serve as an example of strategic communication and valorisation of civilian forces’ participation in international missions.
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  • Civilian CSDP Missions

The European Union Training Mission in the Central African Republic: An Assessment

This SIPRI Background Paper provides an overview of the European Union Training Mission in the Central African Republic (EUTM RCA) and assesses its impact on the country’s conflict dynamics since it was established in 2016. This paper analyses EUTM RCA’s main training and advisory activities, before assessing its political and operational impacts. It summarises the main factors that account for the mission’s successes and limitations, and makes five recommendations to augment the future impact of the mission. .
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  • Civilian CSDP Missions

The European Union Training Mission in Somalia: An Assessment

This SIPRI Background Paper provides an overview of the European Union Training Mission in Somalia (EUTM Somalia) and assesses its impact on Somalia’s conflict dynamics since it was established in 2010.
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  • Civilian CSDP Missions

Upgraded Generic Standards of Behaviour for CSDP Missions and Operations

This document revises and replaces the Generic Standards of Behaviour for ESDP Operations (2005). It addresses i.a. professional integrity, sexual and gender-based discrimination, harassment, and abuse, corruption, and discretion in handling information. The standards apply to both civilian and military CSDP missions and operations’ personnel and are coherent with comparable standards, especially those of the UN.
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  • Civilian CSDP Missions
  • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
  • Training Alignment and Leadership Capacity Building

Civilian and Military Personnel in CSDP Missions and Operations

This is the report of a workshop organised in 2017 by the European Parliament Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE) to highlight trends, challenges and recommendations regarding personnel deployed in CSDP missions and operations.
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  • Civilian CSDP Missions
  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

The European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia: Special Annual Report on Gender Mainstreaming (2016)

This report highlights the efforts made by EUMM Georgia in implementing the EU legal framework regarding gender mainstreaming in missions. Based on the analysis of practices, interviews and statistics between January 2015 and June 2016, it pictures the gender mainstreaming situation in the Mission and suggests steps forward to overcome identified challenges.
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