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In-mission Training at UNMIK Kosovo

29.07.2019. From 8-12 July, ZIF carried out a training course on "Team and Conflict Management" at the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), in cooperation with the Federal Police Academy. The 21 participants came from nine organizations, including UNMIK, the UN Kosovo Team, EULEX, OSCE, KFOR and the EU...

How Committed Is von der Leyen to the EU’s Crisis Management Missions?

24.07.2019. In his new comment in World Politics Review (paywall), Tobias Pietz analyzes recent statements by the incoming President of the European Commission with regard to her view on the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). Ms von der Leyen is the first minister of defence to move into the top job in...

Operationalizing Conflict Prevention – The Role of United Nations Police

22.07.2019. UN Police have been an established instrument in the peace and security toolbox since their first deployment in the 1960s. In the course of the last 50 years, their role has increasingly been framed as preventive. In addition to peacekeeping operations, UN Police have become a regular feature of...

UN OCHA Workshop on the "Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HPC)" from 30 June to 5 July 2019 in Berlin

15.07.2019. Needs analysis, strategic planning, resource mobilization, implementation and monitoring, operational peer review and evaluation, and again needs analysis, strategic planning... Humanitarian activities are always carried out with the help of a coordinated sequence of measures, so that the...

The military, police and civilian experts all at one table – a recipe for success?

19.06.2019. Berlin-Schmöckwitz. A hotel in the outskirts of Berlin, a bus that leaves every hour, and a train station that takes more than half an hour to reach. Nobody would find its way to this place, unless looking for some peace, nature and rest, or a location to host negotiations with terrorists. At...

International Advisory Board in Berlin

17.06.2019. ZIF’s International Advisory Board met on 6/7 June to discuss mainly to focal points. On the one hand, it was discussed how peace operations are changing. There is a tendency towards smaller, more tailor-fit missions. This is the outcome of the board members’ discussion on the topic: “The end of...

Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Defense at ZIF

13.06.2019. On 13 June Deputy Minister of Defense, General Nguyen Chi Vinh, of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam attended ZIF with his delegation. Not long ago Vietnam has been elected as non-permanent member to the UN Security Council for the years 2020/21. In recent years it has increased its contribution to...

UN-OCHA Course on "Coordinated Assessment and Information Management (CAIM)" from May 26 to 31, 2019 in Berlin

12.06.2019. In order to be able to act effectively and quickly in crisis situations, it is important that local needs are carefully analyzed and coordinated. It is the task of so-called information managers to plan and carry out these needs analyses and to evaluate the results. A reliable and precise...

Inter-organizational High-level Peer-to-Peer Exchange on Approaches and Good Practices for Mediation in Protracted Conflicts

28.05.2019. From May 21-23, 2019, the Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF) in cooperation with the Mediation Support Team (MST) of the OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre and supported by the UN Mediation Support Unit organized a high-level peer-to-peer exchange on approaches and good practices for...

Panel discussion on “Peace in Afghanistan – Utopia or realistic prospect?“ by the German Atlantic Association

21.05.2019. “Peace in Afghanistan – Utopia or realistic prospect?“ is the title of a panel discussion by the German Atlantic Association that took place on 14th May, at which Dr. Almut Wieland-Karimi discussed the current developments in Afghanistan with Umer M. Daudzai, Speaker of the Leadership Council of...

Exhibition about Civilians' Life in Peace Operations at the Federal Foreign Office

16.05.2019. ZIF is happy to announce the opening of the exhibition „WELTWEIT IM FRIEDENSEINSATZ: Deutschlands zivile Expertinnen und Experten“, next Wednesday, 22 May. Until 13 June it can be visited in the Lichthof of the Federal Foreign Office.It is an interesting exhibition about the life of civilian...

UN OCHA Course „Information Management Preparedness and Coordination Training (Impact)” in Berlin, March 4th – 10th

09.05.2019. So-called “information manager” (IM) are assigned with the task to deliver predictable, credible and consistent products and services to support decision-making and coordination processes in their countries of service. To best equip the IMs for their jobs, ZIF, as partner organization of UN OCHA,...

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