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International Network Meeting on Women, Peace and Security

12.04.2018. Over the past two days (9./10.4.), over 150 representatives of different governments, regional and international organizations and civil society from over 80 countries met for this year’s Women, Peace and Security Focal Point Network meeting in Berlin. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas opened...

ZIF visits experts at NATO and EUMM positions in Georgia

28.03.2018. From 20-23 March, ZIF visited its seconded experts in positions at the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM), the NATO Liaison Office (LO) and the Defence Institution Building School (DIBS) in Georgia. ZIF met with the Head of the NATO LO, the Director of the DIBS as well as with partners at EUMM...

"Core Course" turns into "Comprehensive Generic Training Peace Operations" (CGTPO): Civilian Experts and Police Officers undergo joint Training for deployment to peace operations

28.03.2018. Until now, ZIF's so called "Core Course" provided prospective members of the ZIF expert roster with insights into the work of UN, OSCE and EU peace operations and the professional, personal, social and methodological competences required to work in such an environment.Recently, ZIF, in...

Joint ZIF and UN Facilitated Forum for UN staff in in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

22.03.2018. Together with UN colleagues from New York, ZIF conducted a "Facilitated Forum" on the border between DRC and Tanzania from 27 February to 02 March. The Forum targeted staff in the Kalemie field office of the UN Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO). The objective of the Forum was to jointly...

ZIF, AA and FES hosted an event on "Perspectives for Afghanistan. Progress, Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead"

21.03.2018. This week, Afghanistan once again took center stage in political Berlin. The German Bundestag adopted the renewal of the mandate of the NATO Resolute Support Mission and increased the ceiling for the German troop contribution to 1,300.At the same time, the German government presented a...

ZIF and EUISS co-host Workshop on EU-UN Partnerships

16.03.2018. Together with European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) and in cooperation with the European External Action Service’s Crisis Management and Planning Directorate (CMPD) and the United Nations Liaison Office for Peace and Security in Brussels (UNLOPS), ZIF co-hosted a brainstorming...

ZIF hosted „UN-CMCoord Course for the Middle East” in Berlin

14.03.2018. From 25 February to 2 March 2018 ZIF hosted the “UN-CMCoord Course for the Middle East” in Berlin. 28 participants from different UN and EU humanitarian agencies, governmental organisations and military personnel attended this course.UN-CMCoord courses are organized and developed by the United...

Download, customize, save time: ENTRi offers free Training Packages to support training providers

06.03.2018. Europe's New Training Initiative on Civilian Crisis Management, better known as ENTRi, is putting all efforts into producing very hands-on, helpful tools to improve training for and working in crisis management mission.Now, they are proudly presenting FREE training packages for trainers to be...

"We can’t leave footprints that last if we only walk on tiptoes": NATO Special Representative Clare Hutchinson on the "Women, Peace and Security" agenda during ZIF workshop

26.02.2018. On 12 and 13 February 2018 the Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF) together with the Federal Foreign Office hosted a workshop on the implementation of the “Children and Armed Conflict” (CAAC) and “Women, Peace and Security” (WPS) agendas of the UN Security Council. The 2018 workshop...

Lunch Briefing about the Future of the United Nations

26.02.2018. On February 22 Michael von der Schulenburg presented his recent book „On Building Peace: Rescuing the Nation-State and Saving the United Nations“ at ZIF. It is based on the author’s vast experience in field missions of the OSCE and, in particular, the UN in Haiti, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq,...

Federal Foreign Minister visits Mitrovica and meets EULEX German civilian experts

22.02.2018. It was a special day for Katja Dominik, Head of Executive Division at EULEX Kosovo, and her police colleague Sylvia von Wlkanowa, head of the German EULEX contingent: on Friday, February 16, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel came to Mitrovica as part of his visit to Serbia and...

Delegation from ZIF, BMI and Federal Foreign Office to Niger

21.02.2018. In early February a delegation from ZIF, BMI and Federal Foreign Office visited the Republic of the Niger.They visited the EU Capacity Building Mission (EUCAP) Sahel Niger and had talks, inter alia, concerning support of local authorities and security forces in the areas of migration and crime...