• Duty of Care

    Duty of Care

    ZIF supports the development of a common understanding and approach to implement the Duty of Care to seconded civilian personnel in multilateral peace operations. The Voluntary Guidelines on the Duty of Care to Seconded Civilian Personnel have just been published – a guide for seconding and staff-receiving organizations.
     
  • ENTRi handbook IN CONTROL in French

    ENTRi handbook IN CONTROL in French

    Are you getting ready for a crisis management mission or already working in the field? The ENTRi handbook "IN CONTROL" is now available for download in French.
     
  • World Map of Peace Operations 2016/2017

    World Map of Peace Operations 2016/2017

    Fresh off the press: The new world map of peace operations is available in English and German and provides you with the latest information and numbers.
     
  • Civilian Expertise. Worldwide.

    Civilian Expertise. Worldwide.

    What exactly do civilian experts do? The following brief profiles provide some answers.
     
  • Peace Operations Update

    Peace Operations Update

    ZIF compiles a weekly press review on developments in conflict regions. View the interactive world map here on the website or subscribe to our weekly electronic newsletter.
     
  • Election Observation

    Election Observation

    In 2015, German election observers were active in Turkey, Tajikistan, Sri Lanka, Nigeria or Albania, amongst others. Additional EU and OSCE missions are in preparation. ZIF has been the central point of recruitment for German election observers since 2002.
     
  • Comprehensive Approach

    Comprehensive Approach

    The Comprehensive Approach is a core principle of German foreign and security policy. ZIF coordinates the German Training Partner Platform in cooperation with the military and the police and contributes conceptually through the Working Group on the Comprehensive Approach.
     
  • Training

    Training

    Peace needs professionals. Aside from a high degree of personal commitment, working in crisis regions requires adequate preparation and qualification. ZIF offers a variety of core and specialization courses.
     
  • Rule of Law

    Rule of Law

    Promoting the rule of law is a vital task of peace operations. ZIF’s goal is to train personnel properly and to bring together key players in fields such as anti-corruption policy and Islamic law.
     

Civilian Expertise. Worldwide.

Human rights officers with the UN Mission in South Sudan, political advisors for the EUPOL Mission in Afghanistan, or election experts in Haiti: The Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF) is Germany’s central point of reference for civilian expertise. On behalf of the Federal Government of Germany and the Bundestag, ZIF recruits and trains German civilian personnel for international peace operations and election observation missions and offers information and advice to national and international decision makers.


ZIF News

Publication of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Duty of Care to Seconded Civilian Personnel

26.04.2017. ZIF supports the development of a common understanding and approach to implement the Duty of Care to seconded civilian personnel in multilateral peace operations. The Voluntary Guidelines on the Duty of Care to Seconded Civilian Personnel have just been published – a guide for seconding and...

Expert workshop on common operational datasets in Berlin

21.04.2017. Since 2011 ZIF has been a cooperation partner of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the organization responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. One of the most important tasks is to provide high...

ZIF trains Germans and international prospective observers in “Short-Term Election Observation”

21.04.2017. From 02 to 05 April, ZIF held its biannual Short-Term Election Observation Course to train future short-term election observers (STOs) for OSCE/ODIHR and EU election observation missions (EOMs).The experienced election observation trainers Martina Düttmann, Dagmar Mehrtens and Ranko Vukcevic...

New members at the International Advisory Board of the ZIF

19.04.2017. We are happy to welcome six new members at the International Advisory Board of the ZIF!The new members are:- Jack Christofides, United Nations Department for Peacekeeping Operations (UN DPKO),- Anthony Duncker, Field Personnel Specialist Support Service, UN Department of Field Support (DFS),-...

First ZIF core course “Peace Operations” in 2017 is coming to its end

07.04.2017. The first Core Course Peace Operations in 2017 will soon come to its end. Seventeen participants – thirteen from Germany and four from Guinea-Bissau, Serbia and Ukraine – worked within the ZIF-developed scenario of “Orania”, which incorporates mandates for three peace operations within a complex...

ENTRi Alumni Group at LinkedIn

07.04.2017. ENTRi (Europe's New Training Initiative for Civilian Crisis Management) is pleased to announce the creation of its own LinkedIn Group entitled ENTRi Alumni Group. The aim of the group is to connect the over 1,800 course participants, trainers and partner Institutions by providing a platform for...

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