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Second Networking-Meeting for German Civilian Personnel in UN Peace Missions

11.12.2018. For the second time we invited to the network-meeting for German civilian personnel in Peace Operations of the UN. At the beginning of December, experts from over 15 peace operations travelled to Berlin to exchange ideas, but also to stay in close contact with us and the Federal Foreign Office....

Others talk about it - we do it: In its core course, ZIF focuses on the “comprehensive approach”

07.12.2018. 21 participants, 6 nations, one approach: civilian experts train together with police officers and military in the ZIF core course "Comprehensive Generic Training Peace Operations" (CGTPO). The fourth course of this kind took place from 15-22 November in Berlin and prepared the...

ZIF at Challenges Annual Forum 2018

04.12.2018. This year’s Annual Forum of the International Forum for the Challenges of Peace Operations (Challenges Forum) took place on 28-29 November 2018 in Saltsjöbaden (Sweden), hosted by the Folke Bernadotte Academy and the Swedish Armed Forces. The Forum focused on strengthening the effectiveness of the...

ZIF co-hosts Launch of UN-EU Priorities 2019-2021

02.12.2018. Under the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, together with the European External Action Service (EEAS) and the United Nations Liaison Office for Peace and Security (UNLOPS) in Brussels, and in cooperation with the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), the...

Two new board positions held by ZIF members

30.11.2018. Today, Friday 30.11.2018, the Beirat für Fragen der Inneren Führung der Bundeswehr meets for ist constitutive session. For the new term ZIF’s Deputy Executive Director and Head of Analysis is part of the board. The Advisory Board consists of 22 members and six permanent guests. It is an independent...

SWP „Point of View“ on Civilian CSDP Compact

29.11.2018. On 19 November 2018, EU foreign ministers adopted the Civilian CSDP Compact. Although the process as such was a necessary step, Tobias Pietz (ZIF) and Judith Vorrath (SWP) argue in this “Point of View” that the Compact falls short of putting EU civilian crisis management on a new footing. New and...

Constitution of new ZIF supervisory board

21.11.2018. On 19 November 2018 the new supervisory board of ZIF for the 19th legislative period of the German Bundestag was constituted. The supervisory board is a body of control stipulated by the statutes of ZIF, which advises and approves the actions of the executive board. All federal ministries with whom...

NEW: Arabic version of 'In Control'

20.11.2018. The Arabic version of 'In Control' is ready! It includes a handy list of abbreviations of Arabic peacekeeping terms side-by-side with its English equivalent. Have a look and let us know what you think. The English, French and the Portuguese version can be found and downloaded for free on the ENTRi...

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.