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Commemoration of 100 years WWI

19.11.2018. On Saturday 17 November, the German Embassy in Ireland hosted a conference on “Lessons for a Peaceful Europe 100 years after World War I” together with the UCD Centre for War Studies, the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, the Goethe Institut and the Lutheran Church in Ireland. Dr....

15 years Women in International Security Deutschland (WIIS.de)

19.11.2018. On 15 November 2018 ZIF’s Executive Director Almut Wieland-Karimi participated in a panel on the topic “The Future of Security – Chances and Risks for an Inclusive Security Approach” at the anniversary conference of Women in International Security e.V. (WIIS.de). The panel intensely discussed the...

ZIF and Berghof Foundation train civilian experts in peace mediation

15.11.2018. From 21 – 26 October ZIF held the training course “Supporting Peace Negotiation and Mediation on Track I: Working Towards Comprehensive Peace Agreements” partnering with the Bergdorf Foundation. Track I mediation refers to mediation processes that involve the political and military leadership of a...

Informations and useful reading on Women, Peace and Security

14.11.2018. From time to time, we are delivering our WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY UPDATE including current developments, news and announcements, reports and other documents on the UN SC-Resolution 1325. The 8th edition of the WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY UPDATE (english version) is now available for download.

Almut Wieland-Karimi at the Paris Peace Forum

13.11.2018. ZIF’s executive director Dr. Almut Wieland-Karimi was invited to take part in a panel at the Paris Peace Forum on 12 November 2018. Together with Smail Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union, Martin Kobler, German Ambassador to Pakistan, Nadia Murad, Founder and President...

ENTRi Training of Trainers package now available in French

13.11.2018. The Formation des formateurs 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...

NATO "Meritorious Medal" for ZIF expert Swen Dornig

08.11.2018. For his efforts and work on the protection of children in armed conflicts in Afghanistan, Swen Dornig, member of ZIF's personnel roster, has been awarded with the NATO Meritous Service Medal by NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg.From 2016 to 2018, Swen Dornig has served as Senior Adviser on...

New interactive ZIF Website and new ZIF Glossary: Missions & Mandates - What peace operations do

07.11.2018. What exactly are UN peace operations doing worldwide? Which mandated tasks is the EU implementing in Africa? Which peace operations are concerned with security sector reform? Our new interactive website Missions & Mandates - What Peace Operations do presents the tasks of international peace...

ZIF co-organizer of 5th Duty of Care Roundtable with OSCE Secretariat in Vienna

31.10.2018. From October 18 to 19, 2018, the 5th Duty of Care Roundtable took place at the Hofburg in Vienna under the guiding theme Towards Implementation. More than 50 participants from seconding states and international organizations attended the event. It was hosted by the OSCE in cooperation with the...

ZIF visiting Warsaw

26.10.2018. On the occasion of the Warsaw Security Foum, ZIF's Executive Director, Almut Wieland-Karimi, traveled to Warsaw to discuss perspectives and challenges of UN peacekeeping at the panel discussion "Make deals, break deals, or fake deals? A Security Council Worldview". In addition, she met...

ENTRi Human Rights Training Package

23.10.2018. The ENTRi training package on Human Rights is now available as a free download. It includes a Facilitator's Guide, comprehensive course presentation slides and Sample In and Out Tests: http://www.entriforccm.eu/resources/packages.htmlThe package can be edited and adapted according to need and...

First OCHA “Advanced Training on Analysis in Humanitarian Settings” hosted by ZIF in Berlin, 30 September – 5 October

17.10.2018. From 30 September to 5 October 2018 ZIF hosted the first “Advanced Training on Analysis in Humanitarian Settings” (ATAHS) in Berlin. The course was developed this year and conducted by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) – the organization responsible for...