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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,...

Germany’s Training Partner Platform (TPP) at this year's Conference of the European Association of Peace Operations Training Centers (EAPTC) in Belgrade

24.04.2019. At this year's conference of the European Association of Peace Operations Training Centers (TPP) in Belgrade, ZIF again appeared together with TPP-partner institutions from the police and Bundeswehr (Federal Police Academy, the State Bureau for Training, Education and Personnel of the North...

On sustainability and knowledge management: ENTRi Conference on April 11-12

18.04.2019. ENTRi's Dialogue on Sustainability and Knowledge Management, organized by the ENTRi Secretariat and ZIF in Berlin on 11-12 April 2019 was held back to back with ENTRi stakeholder meetings on the Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) and training recognition systems. It brought together...

Strategy Meeting Standby Partnership at ZIF

18.04.2019. The main topics of the meeting on 10th and 11th April were the fostering of cooperation, joint use of resources and the future strategy of the Standby Partnership-Network. The event was attended by representatives of OCHA, RedR, UNHCR, UNDP, DRC, FAO, NRC, DFID, DSS Water, MSB, WFP and WHO....

Women in Peacekeeping – Germany chairs the Open Debate on Women in Peacekeeping

12.04.2019. On Thursday, 10th April, the UN Security Council held an open debate on the topic of “Women in Peacekeeping”. The Council was briefed by Secretary-General Guterres, Major General Kristin Lund (first female Force Commander and current Head of the UN Truce Supervision Organization mission). German...

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