ZIF at the Paris Peace Forum 2019

Photo credits: Paris Peace Forum


The second annual Paris Peace Forum took place on November 11 – 13, 2019. The event is an exciting opportunity for exchange, innovation, discussions and networking. This year’s guests included high ranking actors in the field of international politics such as António Guterres (Secretary General of the United Nations), Ursula von der Leyen (designated President of the European Commission) and Thomas Greminger (Secretary General of the OSCE). The Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF) was also represented, both Almut Wieland-Karimi (Executive Director) and Astrid Irrgang (Deputy Executive Director) attended the Forum.

A special highlight besides all the interesting panel discussions and conversations was the handover of a blue helmet by Secretary General Guterres for the upcoming “Peace Globe” exhibition. Some impressions of the Paris Peace Forum can be found here and here.