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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...

Putting the Comprehensive Approach into Practice – the Comprehensive Generic Training Peace Operations

19.03.2019. For the fifth time ZIF is currently conducting the basic course ‘Comprehensive Generic Training Peace Operations (CGTPO)’ together with the Police Academy North Rhine-Westphalia (LAFP Brühl). The entire training lives the ‘comprehensive approach’, as civilian as well as police and military...

First ZIF STO-Training this year

11.03.2019. This year’s first ZIF Short-Term Election Observation (STO) course was held from the 24th to 27th February 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 mission (EOMs) of the EU and the...

Gender - an important Issue for the Leadership of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM)

04.03.2019. ZIF, together with the OSCE SMM in Ukraine, conducted a workshop in Kiev, Ukraine, on 20 February to support the SMM leadership in better integrating a gender perspective into their work and into the work of the monitors.25 members of the SMM leadership and management level (Chief Monitor and...

Sophia in Limbo

04.03.2019. In his new comment on EUNAVFOR Med at EUobserver, Tobias Pietz argues that the mission should be closed and replaced. Due to the controversy on disembarkation of refugees, it seems that the ships of the mission have been sent away from smuggling routes on purpose in order to avoid rescuing...

All female leadership: A milestone in the history of peace operations

26.02.2019. The UN Peacekeeping Mission to Cyprus (UNFICYP) is headed completely by women since the beginning of this year. All three pillars of the mission are headed by women: military, police and civil. Elizabeth Spehar (Canada), Special Representative of the Secretary-General, if the head of mission, Major...

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