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New ZIF Map Peace Operations 2017/2018

14.07.2017. This map offers a comprehensive overview of the peace operations deployed by the UN, EU, AU, OSCE, and other organizations. A comparison with last year’s edition shows a moderate decline in the number of personnel deployed worldwide. This is largely due to the closures of the UN operation in Côte...

ZIF at 15! | “Fit for the Future – civilian, innovative, flexible”

27.06.2017. Fifteen years of commitment to civilian expertise in peace operations, crisis prevention and election observation – that is ZIF at 15 years. Today, we take this opportunity and celebrate our anniversary with our experts, partners and friends. Having completed our transformation process ZIF2016, one...

ZIF supports training course "Women, Peace & S the Police College Baden-Württembergecurity" at

26.06.2017. From the 19th till the 23th of June, the course “Women, Peace and Security” was ones again held at the Police College Baden-Württemberg. The course was developed within the framework of the National Platform of Training Institutions and – in regard of the comprehensive approach – is designed for...

UN-OCHA-Workshop "Global Humanitarian Programme Cycle" in Berlin

26.06.2017. Since 2011 ZIF has been a cooperation partner of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), the organization responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. Thereby important tasks are the increase of...

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...

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