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New ZIF Policy Briefing on mediation support structures in regional organizations

20.12.2019. The field of peace mediation has evolved significantly as violent conflicts have become more protracted and difficult to end. In the newest ZIF Policy Briefing former ZIF Research Fellow Katrin Wittig provides an overview of existing mediation support infrastructures with a focus on regional...

Duty of Care Day of Excellence at the OSCE

17.12.2019. Last year the OSCE co-hosted the 5th Duty of Care Roundtable in close cooperation with the German Center for International Peace Operations, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Swedish Folke Bernadotte Academy and the UK Stabilization Unit. The Director of the Department of the Human...

Berlin Expert Dialogue on the Peace Process in Colombia

13.12.2019. What is to be learnt from the Colombian Peace Process for other conflicts around the globe? This question was the focus of ZIF’s Berlin Expert Dialogue that took place on December 9 and 10 at Liebenberg Castle (Löwenberger Land). The event emphasized both the implementation of peace agreements on...

EUPCST Training on Team and Conflict Management in Peace Operations hosted in Berlin

13.12.2019. How can I build and motivate my team? How can I manage conflicts in my work / mission life effectively? What is good leadership? How can I be more culturally sensitive?  19 civilian experts, police officers and gendarme from ten different countries learned, reflected and discussed these and...

ZIF Resumes Standby Deployments to UN-OCHA

09.12.2019. After a break of almost five years, ZIF has resumed secondments to operations of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA). The basis for this deployment is the Standby Partnership Agreement concluded in August 2019 for the provision of humanitarian experts...

ZIF participates at EU Focal Point Meeting Election Observations

06.12.2019. On 6 December, representatives of ZIF and the German Federal Foreign Ministry participated in the EU Focal Point Meeting on Election Observation in Brussels. The annual meeting, which is organized jointly by the Election Observation and Democracy Support (EODS), the European Commission and the...

Interpeace visits ZIF

29.11.2019. On November 28th, Scott Weber, president of the international organization Interpeace, visited ZIF for a lively exchange of ideas and to talk about possible future cooperation.Among the topics discussed were strategies for transition and the common aim to make big peace operations “fit for...

ZIF hosted workshop to develop refresher curriculum for security (HEAT) courses

22.11.2019. All ZIF experts know the term HEAT has little to do with temperature, but refers to the so-called Hostile Enviroment Awareness Training that all secondees attend before being deployed to the field. Mission security is a continuous process not just a one-time training. For this reason, discussions...

ZIF at the Paris Peace Forum 2019

15.11.2019. The second annual Paris Peace Forum took place on November 11 – 13, 2019. The event is an exciting opportunity for exchange, innovation, discussions and networking. This year’s guests included high ranking actors in the field of international politics such as António Guterres (Secretary General of...

CSDP and the Protection of Cultural Heritage

13.11.2019. In a new "Commentary" at the Istituto Affari Internazionali, Tobias Pietz and Maximilian Schmidtke explore the current plans and recent lessons on how CSDP missions could contribute to the protection of cultural heritage. They come to the conclusion that while the issue should play a...

ZIF delivers workshop at the Economic Community of Central African States in Libreville, Gabon

13.11.2019. ZIF and members of the African Union are meeting in Libreville, Gabun, from 11-14 November 2019 in order to provide a workshop to colleagues of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), particularly to the new national Roster Focal Point and Chief of Civilian Component. As part of...

Workforce Planning Exercise at the Eastern African Standby Force, Kenia

08.11.2019. As part of continuous efforts to strengthen the capacities of regional partners of the African Standby Capacity (ASC), ZIF, EASF, UNOAU, ACCORD and members of the African Union met in Nairobi, Kenia from 4-8 November 2019 in order to assess internal HR processes at EASF and to provide...

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