Experts for Peace Operations

  • World Map of Peace Operations 2017/2018

    World Map of Peace Operations 2017/2018

    Fresh off the press: The new world map of peace operations is available in English and German and provides you with the latest information and numbers.
     
  • ENTRi handbook IN CONTROL in Portuguese

    ENTRi handbook IN CONTROL in Portuguese

    Are you getting ready for a crisis management mission or already working in the field? The ENTRi handbook IN CONTROL is now available for download in Portuguese.
     
  • Duty of Care

    Duty of Care

    ZIF supports the development of a common understanding and approach to implement the Duty of Care to seconded civilian personnel in multilateral peace operations. The Voluntary Guidelines on the Duty of Care to Seconded Civilian Personnel have just been published – a guide for seconding and staff-receiving organizations.
     
  • Concept | Civilian Expert

    Concept | Civilian Expert

    The concept Civilian Expert lays out ZIF's expectations towards civilian experts in international peace operations and defines the basis of its training philosophy.
     
  • Civilian Expertise. Worldwide.

    Civilian Expertise. Worldwide.

    What exactly do civilian experts do? The following brief profiles provide some answers.
     
  • Election Observation

    Election Observation

    In 2015, German election observers were active in Turkey, Tajikistan, Sri Lanka, Nigeria or Albania, amongst others. Additional EU and OSCE missions are in preparation. ZIF has been the central point of recruitment for German election observers since 2002.
     
  • Comprehensive Approach

    Comprehensive Approach

    The Comprehensive Approach is a core principle of German foreign and security policy. ZIF coordinates the German Training Partner Platform in cooperation with the military and the police and contributes conceptually through the Working Group on the Comprehensive Approach.
     
  • Training

    Training

    Peace needs professionals. Aside from a high degree of personal commitment, working in crisis regions requires adequate preparation and qualification. ZIF offers a variety of core and specialization courses.
     
  • Peace Operations Update

    Peace Operations Update

    ZIF compiles a weekly press review on developments in conflict regions. View the interactive world map here on the website or subscribe to our weekly electronic newsletter.
     

Civilian Expertise. Worldwide.

ZIF is Germany's competence center for Peace Operations and central point of reference for civilian expertise. We recruit, train and second civilian personnel for peace missions and election observation. And we offer information and advice, foster knowledge transfer and facilitate dialogue on international crisis management.

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22.05.2018. Europe's New Training Initiative for Civilian Crisis Management (ENTRi) is a consortium of 12 European training institutions to broaden its scope of activities geared towards improving human security in crisis-prone areas where crisis management missions are deployed.The ENTRi Secretariat is...

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08.05.2018. 2,500 participants from 50 countries and 35 organizations – from April 16 to April 26 the exercise Viking 18 took place simultaneously at six sites worldwide. The exercise has been co-organized by the Swedish Armed Forces and the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA). Two staff members and several experts...

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07.05.2018. Together with the International Peace Institute (IPI) and the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), ZIF co-hosted the second workshop on the next set of priorities for the UN-EU Strategic Partnership on Peacekeeping and Crisis Management on 27 April in New York, in cooperation with...

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World Map Peace Operations

Annually, ZIF creates a world map, which provides an overview of all current international peace operation. The map can be downloaded here.