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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...

ZIF at the "Humanitarian Networking and Partnership Week" and at the Stand-By-Partner Annual Consultations in Geneva

21.02.2018. From 5 to 6 February, ZIF as one of the StandBy Partners (SBP) of the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) participated in the "Humanitarian Networking and Partnership Week" in Geneva. Within the scope of the SBP ZIF engages in institutional support of the...

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

21.02.2018. This year's first ZIFShort-Term Election Observation (STO) course was held from January 21 to 24 in Berlin. Prospective German STOs, as well as participants from all over Europe were trained for OSCE/ODIHR and EU election observation mission (EOMs).The experienced election observation trainers...

NEW: Portuguese version of 'In Control'

21.02.2018. The Portuguese version of 'In Control' is ready! 'Em Controlo' includes a handy list of abbreviations of Portuguese peacekeeping terms side-by-side with its English equivalent. Have a look and let us know what you think. The English, French and the Portuguese version can be found and downloaded for...

International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers: ZIF interviews UN SRSG Gamba and hosts international workshop on Children and Armed Conflict

12.02.2018. Together with the Federal Foreign Office, ZIF hosts an international 2-day workshop on Children and Armed Conflicts & Women, Peace and Security. We are proud that a multitude of participants join the discussion, amongst them representatives of the UN, the crisis group and several NGOs.UN...

ZIF hosts „DSRSG Dialogue Series“

09.02.2018. From 8 to 9 February 2018, ZIF hosted the annual dialogue series with Deputy Special Representatives of the Secretary-General (DSRSGs) of UN Peace Operations in cooperation with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSCC) and supported by the Federal Foreign Office.This year’s expert dialogue...

Latest ZIF kompakt reviews the Cruz report on casualties in UN missions

07.02.2018. In the latest ZIF kompakt Andreas Wittkowsky reviews the Cruz report, which analyzes casualties due to malicious acts in UN missions. More than 90% of all fatalities are military personnel, i.e. blue helmets. The report urges the UN to overcome defensive posture, to dominate the environment of UN...