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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...

New ZIF Policy Briefing: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres: The first 100 days

06.04.2017. 10 April will mark the 100th day since António Guterres assumed office as the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations. Guterres’ appointment gave staff and friends of the Organization new hope that the UN could be revitalized. Bolstered by a strong sense of credibility and legitimacy among UN...

French version of 'In Control' is ready

31.03.2017. The French version of 'In Control' is ready! 'Garder le contrôle' includes a handy list of abbreviations of French peacekeeping terms side-by-side with its English equivalent. Have a look and let us know what you think. It can be found and downloaded for free on the ENTRi website. The handbook...

ECOWAS Rostering Orientation Visit

31.03.2017. Peace and security are key issues of the African Union (AU). The AU Commission and the West African regional organization of the AU, ECOWAS, invested many efforts in the last years to meet challenges in the field of peace and security through civil expertise.Therefore it requires highly qualified...

ZIF Breakfast Briefing on the African Peacce and Security Architecture

29.03.2017. In the course of a Breakfast Briefing on 28.03., Eustace Chiwombe, Head of the African Standby Capacity within the Peace Support Operations Division of the African Union, informed several members of the German Parliament as well as representatives of Ministries, think tanks and non-governmental...

New ZIF Policy Briefing: Operationalizing Conflict Prevention

24.03.2017. When incoming UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was asked what his top priorities would be during his tenure, his response to journalists was clear: “Prevention, prevention, prevention“. In January, Guterres announced his intention to launch a “conflict prevention platform” which would map...

ZIF contributes to Training on Peace Mediation and Mediation Support for Foreign Service Attachés

21.03.2017. As already successfully conducted last year, ZIF trained again foreign action service attachés of the German Federal Foreign Office in international peace mediation and mediation support from March 15 to 17, 2017. This activity is part of the collaborative effort of the Initiative Mediation Support...

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