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First ZIF Core Course Peace Operations of 2016 completed

23.03.2016. On March 18, ZIF’s core course peace operations, a course that prepares experts for deployment to peace operations, came to an end For this course, ZIF selected a group of around 20 participants from Germany, Ukraine, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Luxembourg, and Mali who went into an intensive...

ZIF experts and internatonal colleagues train together at the annual “Long-Term Election Observation Course”

07.03.2016. ZIF experts and other prospective observers from OSCE participating States train together at the annual “Long-Term Election Observation Course” in Schmöckwitz.Internationally renowned election experts such as Mark Stevens (former Deputy Executive Director, ERIS), Alexander Shlyk (Deputy Head of...

ZIF Expert Dialogue on Peace Operations Reform

02.03.2016. In the light of the 2015 reviews on UN peace operations, the UN peacebuilding architecture as well as on Resolution 1325, the Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF) brought together a group of 25 experts to re-think the reviews.Through an interactive process ZIF wanted to achieve three...

ZIF After Work Briefing | Global Peace Operations in 2016

29.02.2016. On February 25, 2016, during a ZIF After Work Briefing Prof. Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu and Lieutenant General Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz discussed the problems, risks and opportunities of peace operations in 2016.Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu was Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations...

ENTRi partners discuss Hostile Environment Awareness Training

29.02.2016. On February 24, key stakeholders involved in Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) have been invited by ENTRi (Europe’s New Training Initiative for Civilian Crisis Management) to revisit the content and methodology of ENTRi-certified HEAT courses. Between 2013 and 2016, 13 different...

FriEnt Round Table on Ukraine

24.02.2016. On February 18, 2016, ZIF hosted a Round Table of the Working Group on Peace and Development (FriEnt) on “Government Institutions and Civil Society as Partners: Lessons for German Support to Ukraine.” Olena Tregub, Director for International Assistance Coordination in Ukraine’s Ministry of...

ZIF director at the Munich Security Conference

16.02.2016. During the course of the Munich Security Conference, Transparency International presented a policy paper on "Private Military and Security Companies: A Call for Better Regulation". A panel discussion brought together the president of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the National Security...

ZIF Lunch Briefing with Toby Lanzer

12.02.2016. Toby Lanzer (@tobylanzer) visited Berlin for bilateral talks with the German Government. Lanzer is the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel. In this capacity he supports humanitarian work in nine countries across the Sahel region. ZIF seized...

New ZIF Conference Report | Trilateral Cooperation in Peace Operations in Africa

04.02.2016. In October 2015, a roundtable on Trilateral Cooperation in Peace Operations in Africa was jointly organized by ZIF and the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) in Addis Ababa. Representatives from the UN, the AU, and the EU met in an informal closed door format with the aim of raising...

ZIF Lunch Briefing with Hervé Ladsous

02.02.2016. The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, visited Berlin. He had bilateral talks at the Federal Chancellery, the Federal Foreign Office as well as the Ministry of Interior, and met with the Minister of Defense.ZIF seized the opportunity and invited...

„Renewing Dialogue, Rebuilding Trust, Restoring Security“ | The German OSCE Chairmanship 2016

01.02.2016. On January 1, 2016, Germany took over the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Germany’s program for the OSCE Chairmanship is centered around the motto: “Renewing Dialogue, Rebuilding Trust, Restoring Security”.During 2016, the Center for International...

G7 Africa Clearing House meets in Berlin

11.12.2015. On December 11, as part of Germany's G7 Chairmanship, the Federal Foreign Office brought together representatives of the G7 nations, as well as of the UN, the EU, and the AU, for a meeting of the Africa Clearing House. The discussion focused on how to improve G7 support for UN, EU, and AU...