• Weekly press review

    Weekly press review

    ZIF compiles a weekly press review on developments in conflict regions and peace operations. Subscribe to our electronic newsletter.
     
  • New Website "Missions & Mandates"

    New Website "Missions & Mandates"

    What are peace operations doing worldwide? Our new interactive website presents the tasks of international peace operations of the UN, EU, OSCE, AU and NATO.
     
  • ENTRi handbook IN CONTROL in Arabic

    ENTRi handbook IN CONTROL in Arabic

    Are you getting ready for a crisis management mission or already working in the field? The ENTRi handbook IN CONTROL is now available for download in Arabic.
     
  • New Glossary "Missions & Mandates"

    New Glossary "Missions & Mandates"

    Our new glossary "Missions & Mandates. What Peace Operations Do" provides brief descriptions of the 23 most common areas of activity of international peace operations.
     
  • World Map Peace Operations 2019/2020

    World Map Peace Operations 2019/2020

    Our re-designed map offers a comprehensive overview of the peace operations deployed by the UN, EU, AU, OSCE, and other organizations. Available online and on paper.
     
  • New video: ENTRi - briefly explained

    New video: ENTRi - briefly explained

    Europe's New Training Initiative for Civilian Crisis Management (ENTRi) are 12 European training institutions working for improving human security in areas where crisis management missions are deployed. They offer a huge range of courses and training material for free. We are part of it. Watch this video.
     
  • The African Standby Capacity: the world's first continental civilian roster for peace operations

    The African Standby Capacity: the world's first continental civilian roster for peace operations

    The African Standby Capacity is a continental civilian roster and candidates are invited to apply. But how? A new video reveals it. We're proud partners of this project.
     
  • Duty of Care

    Duty of Care

    ZIF supports the development of a common understanding and approach to implement the Duty of Care to seconded civilian personnel in multilateral peace operations. The Voluntary Guidelines on the Duty of Care to Seconded Civilian Personnel have just been published – a guide for seconding and staff-receiving organizations.
     
  • Concept | Civilian Expert

    Concept | Civilian Expert

    The concept Civilian Expert lays out ZIF's expectations towards civilian experts in international peace operations and defines the basis of its training philosophy.
     
  • Civilian Expertise. Worldwide.

    Civilian Expertise. Worldwide.

    What exactly do civilian experts do? The following brief profiles provide some answers.
     
  • Election Observation

    Election Observation

    Over 5.000 German election observers have been deployed so far to EU and OSCE-ODIHR observation missions worldwide. ZIF has been the central point of recruitment for German election observers ever since 2002.
     
  • Training

    Training

    Peace needs professionals. Aside from a high degree of personal commitment, working in crisis regions requires adequate preparation and qualification. ZIF offers a variety of core and specialization courses.
     

ZIF News

New ZIF Map Peace Operations 2019/2020

08.10.2019. This completely redesigned map offers a comprehensive overview of the peace operations deployed by the UN, EU, AU, OSCE, and other organizations. In addition, it shows the development of peace operation staff numbers from 1992 by organization and by component. A comparison with last year’s...

OCHA course "Preparedness and Response Effectiveness Programme"

24.09.2019. Neutrality, humanity, impartiality and independence are central principles along which humanitarian operations are to be coordinated. In this spirit, ZIF hosted the “Preparedness and Response Effectiveness Programme (PREP)” from 15 to 20 September, prepared and conducted by the Office for the...

UN OCHA Course "Advanced Training on Analysis in Humanitarian Settings (ATAHS)" in Berlin

20.09.2019. An important part of humanitarian work is the correct assessment of needs to ensure the effectiveness of necessary assistance and accurate response planning. To further develop these analytical capabilities, the OCHA "Advanced Training on Analysis in Humanitarian Settings" was held in...

Short-Term Election Observation Course

19.09.2019. This year’s second ZIF Short-Term Election Observation (STO) course was held from the 15th to 18th September in Berlin. Future German observers as well as participants from all over Europe and beyond were trained for taking up an STO role in election observation missions (EOMs) of the EU and...

Peer Coaching “Mediation Diplomacy” with the EEAS

17.09.2019. Already for the third time ZIF and the mediation support team of the EU External Action Service (EEAS) conducted a high-level peer coaching seminar for EEAS Heads of EU Delegations and national ambassadors to the EU Political and Security Committee (PSC). Entitled “Mediation Diplomacy in the...

Workforce Planning Exercise at ECOWAS in Nigeria

16.09.2019. As part of continuous efforts to strengthen the capacities of regional partners of the African Standby Capacity (ASC), ZIF, ECOWAS, UNOAU und members of the African Union met in Abuja, Nigeria from 9-13 September 2019 in order to assess internal processes at ECOWAS and to provide recommendations...

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