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How a Focus on Migration Could Weaken the EU’s Crisis Management Missions: Op-Ed for World Politics Review

07.08.2018. In an article for World Politics Review, Tobias Pietz, Deputy Head of ZIF’s Analysis Division argues that the repurposing of missions under the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) to work on issues such as migration control and border management could weaken these missions in the long...

ZIF roundtable with OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger

17.07.2018. On 11 July 2018 ZIF hosted an exclusive roundtable discussion with Ambassador Dr. Thomas Greminger, Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Mr. Greminger has been appointed Secretary General of the OSCE in July 2017 and has launched the encompassing...

ZIF hosts two OCHA workshops in Berlin: Humanitarian Programme Cycle and Community of Practice Event

09.07.2018. From June 24 to 29, ZIF hosted two of UN OCHA`s Expert Workshops in Berlin: “Community of Practice Event (COPE)” and “Humanitarian Programme Cycle” (HPC).The “Community of Practice Event (COPE)” on information management in humanitarian crises brought together 43 data experts from field...

For a gender perspective in SSR - a must! PeaceLab-Blogpost by ZIF's Nicola Popovic

09.07.2018. How to better integrate a gender perspective in security sector reform strategies, agendas, and projects - this question is at the heart of a blogpost by ZIF project leader on Women, Peace and Security / UNSCR 1325, Nicola Popovic. Together with Frient colleague Julie Brethfeld, she is arguing for...

Peer Coaching „Mediation and Diplomacy” in Cairo

06.07.2018. Following last year's successful collaboration with the European External Action Service (EEAS), ZIF organized in Egypt for the second time at the international level a Peer Coaching on “Mediation and Diplomacy” in cooperation with the  Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution,...

SRSG Tanin of UNMIK Kosovo in Berlin

30.06.2018. On Thursday, June 28, ZIF hosted an exclusive roundtable discussion with the Head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), Mr. Zahir Tanin. Special Representative of the UN-Secretary-General (SRSG) Tanin briefed about current developments in the country and in the UN...

German government celebrates Peacekeepers' Day 2018: three ZIF experts rewarded

27.06.2018. On June 26, 2018, nine German peacekeepers with experience in Afghanistan, the DR Congo, Mali, Niger, Kosovo, Syria, the Mediterranean and Iraq have been rewarded for their commitment and contribution to international peace operations. They stand for over 3.000 German civilian experts, police and...

New ZIF Policy Briefing on Mediation

21.06.2018. Germany has long recognized the importance of civilian crisis management and has supported the enhancement of relevant instruments. Thus far, Germany’s engagement in mediation has focused primarily on support functions, such as capacity development of and financial support for international...

PeaceByPeace-Podcast by ZIF on the future of peace mediation

20.06.2018. Mediation being one of our topics at heart, ZIF offers not only courses and coachings on peace mediation but also Policy Briefings and strategic contributions. Most recently, ZIF executive director Almut Wieland-Karimi and head of Mediation Taskforce at ZIF, Sebastian Dworack, were interviewed...

Comprehensive Generic Training Peace Operations - Civilian experts and police officers train for their future assignments to peace operations

20.06.2018. From 24 May to 8 June, prospective members of the ZIF expert pool, police officers and international civilian experts took part in the "Comprehensive Generic Training Peace Operations" (CGTPO). This training is ZIF’s former core course that was further developed in cooperation with the...

Annual meeting of ZIF’s International Advisory Board

20.06.2018. The annual meeting of ZIF’s International Advisory Board took place in Berlin on June 11 and 12, 2018.After a discussion of ZIF’s activities, an exchange with Dr. Thomas Bagger, Director-General for Foreign Affairs at the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, took place....

„Time to stand up“: Germany’s opportunity to play at the highest level of global crisis management

11.06.2018. In a Blog article for Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi)`s PEACELAB, Tanja Bernstein, Senior Analyst in ZIF’s Analysis Division, discusses Germany’s election on 8 June to the UN Security Council as a nonpermanent member for the period 2019-2020, and how it can best use its seat to make a mark...