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ZIF Policy Briefing | Operationalizing Conflict Prevention: The Role of Civil Affairs Officers in Local Conflict Management

09.11.2017. UN-Secretary-General António Guterres has stressed the importance of addressing local-level conflicts as part of a wider conflict prevention strategy. In this latest ZIF Policy Briefing, which is part of the ZIF series on operationalizing conflict prevention in the field, Tanja Bernstein and...

ZIF Expert briefed UN Security Council in a debate on children in armed conflict

02.11.2017. What an extraordinary and challenging task: on October 31, ZIF expert Swen Döring informed UN Security Council on NATO's recent progress in strengthening its child protection architecture. He serves Senior Advisor on children and armed conflict for NATO's Resolute Support Mission in...

Training of Trainers in Berlin: Integrating a Gender Perspective

02.11.2017. The Training of Trainers (ToT) on the topic "The Integration of a Gender Perspective in Trainings on Civilian Crisis Management" organised by ZIF took place from 18th to 20th of September 2017 with 13 participants from nine different countries: Germany, Portugal, France, Sweden, Republik...

Challenges Annual Forum 2017 | Leading United Nations Peace Operations – Priorities and Ways

19.10.2017. The International Forum for the Challenges of Peace Operations (Challenges Forum), is currently working on a two-year work strand on Leadership and UN Peace Operations with the overall objective to contribute to stronger and more effective leadership of UN peace operations, including special...

Blog Article: EU Crisis Management in Transition

06.10.2017. Based on his recent Policy Briefing on "Flexibility and 'Stabilization Actions': EU Crisis Management One Year After the Global Strategy", Tobias Pietz posted a blog article on "EU Crisis Management in Transition" on the EU-CIVCAP project website. EU-CIVCAP is funded by the EU's...

OCHA-course on "Preparedness and Response Effectiveness Programme" (PREP) from 17 to 22 September in Berlin

04.10.2017. From 17 to 22 September 2017, ZIF hosted the "Preparedness and Response Effectiveness Programme" (PREP) course from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Berlin. Twenty-one participants from different local humanitarian agencies, Stand-By Partner...

ZIF trains Germans and international prospective observers from OSCE participating States and EU Member States in “Short-Term Election Observation”

28.09.2017. From September 17 to September 20, ZIF held its second 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 Ranko Vuk?evi? and Anders Eriksson...

Training methodology in the focus of the 23rd conference of the IAPTC in Cairo, Egypt

21.09.2017. The 23rd conference of the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centers (IAPTC) took place in Cairo, Egypt, between 10 and 15 September.The event was hosted by CCCPA, the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding. Around 270 participants...

New ZIF Policy Briefing: Flexibility and “Stabilization Actions”: EU Crisis Management One Year After the Global Strategy

21.09.2017. Since the adoption of its Global Strategy in 2016, European foreign and security policy has been in transition. In the Sahel, missions are being “regionalized,” the topic of migration management is gaining in importance, and there are significant structural changes in the works in Brussels. In...

Peer Coaching "Mediation and Diplomacy" in Brussels

12.09.2017. After having successfully implemented three high-level events for diplomats of the Federal Foreign Office, the ZIF peer coaching format “Mediation and Diplomacy” was now transferred to a European context.In cooperation with the unit „Prevention of Conflict, Rule of Law/SSR, Integrated Approach,...

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

06.09.2017. From August 27 to September 1, 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 (OCHA) – the organization responsible for bringing...

New ZIF Policy Briefing: Operationalizing Conflict Prevention - Peace and Development Advisors in Non-mission Settings

25.07.2017. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stressed that conflict prevention activities should cut across all pillars of the UN’s work to help countries avert the outbreak of crises. In this latest ZIF Policy Briefing, which is part of a new series on operationalizing conflict prevention...