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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...

ZIF Food-for-Thought Breakfast on UNAMID and UNMISS

21.02.2019. On February 20, 2019 ZIF hosted a breakfast briefing for Members of Parliament on the current situation in Sudan and South Sudan. The two speakers, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) David Shearer, Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), and SRSG Jeremiah...

Discussions with the Peacekeeping leaders: USG Lacroix, ASG Keita and SRSG Zerrougui at ZIF

21.02.2019. It is a rare occasion to host that many high level UN-Peacekeeping representatives at once at ZIF: due to an internal retreat many UN-Mission Heads and senior level representatives from the headquarters have met in Berlin, to have a strategic discussion, not in the field and behind closed doors.The...

ENTRi Training of Trainers package now available in Spanish

21.02.2019. The Capacitación de Instructores training package contains templates, selected and tested methods, learning objectives, instructions and much more - the content is available online as a free download and can be adapted to suit any context.With this package, the ENTRi Team wants to enable trainers...

ZIF at the Humanitarian Networking and Partnership Week and the Stand-By Partner Annual Consultations in Geneva

18.02.2019. As every year the Humanitarian Networking and Partnership Week (HNPW) assembled international actors from among the humanitarian field in Geneva from 5 to 9 February. As one of its members, ZIF participated at the Stand-by Partnership (SBP) Network Annual Consultations. The SBP consists of...

9th UN DSRSG dialogue series hosted by ZIF and UNSSC in Berlin

13.02.2019. On 11-12 February, ZIF, the UN Systems Staff College (UNSSC) and the German Federal Foreign Office hosted the ninth annual DSRSG Dialogue series. DSRSG stands for Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and the dialogue series was created to deepen the exchange on this mission...

ZIF and UN train future SAM Facilitators in Uganda

08.02.2019. In a joint effort, ZIF and colleagues from the UN Headquarters in New York conducted a “training of facilitators” at the UN Regional Service Centre in Entebbe, Uganda. The goal was to train selected members of four major UN peacekeeping missions on how to use the analysis and planning tool...

ENTRi Deployment Checklist – a little helper to prepare your mission

05.02.2019. The interactive checklist provides a comprehensive list of what to do and what to pack pre-departure. This includes medical preparations, geopolitical and cultural awareness and arrangements for the new job.The checklist furthermore contains pratical information to consider during your mission...

No more Death by PowerPoint! ZIF and CMC conduct Training of Trainer Course in Entebbe

31.01.2019. How to design training in peace operations interactively, conflict-, gender- and culture-sensitive as well as target group-oriented? What to do instead of a PowerPoint presentation? How can trainers communicate effectively and deal with challenging participants? These and further questions were...

ENTRi Human Rights Training Package now available in French

17.01.2019. The ENTRi training package on Human Rights is now available in French as a free download. It includes a Facilitator's Guide, comprehensive course presentation slides and Sample In and Out Tests.The package can be edited and adapted according to need and local context. It includes tested...