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ZIF joins the Common Effort-Community

09.06.2017. From May 29 to June 2, the annual Common Effort-Conference took place in Berlin, connecting around 130 members of military and civil organizations. Apart from Special Commissioner for Crisis Prevention and Stabilization from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ekkehard Brose, and other...

#InvestingInPeace | International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

29.05.2017. "On this International Day of UN Peacekeepers we pay tribute to more than 113,000 ‘Blue Helmets’, UN Police and civilian personnel deployed to 16 missions. We acknowledge the contribution made by an ever-growing number of Member States to our operations. Their efforts on behalf of the...

UN-OCHA training in Berlin on “Coordinated Assessment and Information Management”

24.05.2017. From May 14 to May 19, 2017, ZIF hosted the “Coordinated Assessment and Information Management Training” in Berlin. The course has been developed and conducted by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) – the organization responsible for bringing together...

Launch of ZIF-concept "Civilian Expert"

23.05.2017. ZIF has the honor of introducing its newest publication, the concept “Civilian Expert”. In a slightly different format than usual ZIF publications, it describes the essence of what ZIF expects from its experts (to be) deployed to peace operations. It encompasses competences and experts’ attitude,...

5th Annual Conference of the EAPTC in Helsinki

19.05.2017. From the 2nd to the 4th of May, the 5. Annual Conference of the European Association of Peace Operations Training Centres (EAPTC) took place in Helsinki. Organized by the Finnish Defence Forces International Centre (FINCENT), the conference brought together about 120 participants from 18 nations,...

OCHA-training on “UN-Civil-Military-Coordination for the Middle East” in Berlin

09.05.2017. From 23 to 28 April 2017 ZIF hosted the OCHA-training “UN-Civil-Military-Coordination for the Middle East” (UN-CMCoord) in Berlin. 25 participants from different UN- and EU-humanitarian agencies, regional governmental organizations and military personnel attended this course.UN-CMCoord-courses...

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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