Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Roundtable meeting \ Issues of civilian disarmament and DDR in Nigeria

On 5-6 April 2017 the Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons of Nigeria (PRESCOM) hosted a roundtable meeting focusing on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration in Nigeria. » more

Monday, 03 April 2017

New publication \ “Wanted: Good Governance—Protection of minorities and human rights in northern Iraq”

Dealing with the aftermath of the current situation in northern Iraq requires a mid-and a long-term strategy. The author of BICC Policy Brief 2 \ 2017, Markus Rudolf, stresses that both have to recognize limitations that are due to the cyclical re-occurence of conflict and that mirror specific historical and socio-political circumstances. » more

Monday, 27 March 2017

Parliamentary Evening \ Exchange of experiences on protracted global refugee movements

Protracted refugee situations as a consequence of violent conflict, misled refugee aid and a change in the political interaction with refugees were topics dealt with at the Parliamentary Evening on 22 March 2017 in Berlin. » more

AU-Germany Donor Coordination Meeting

On 22 March 2017, the African Union and the German Federal Foreign Office co-hosted a meeting in Berlin to discuss donor coordination in the field of small arms control. The donors meeting took place within the framework of the ongoing AU-Germany project on the enhanced coordination of small arms control efforts in the Greater Sahel region. » more

New publication \ Fleeing Conflict—Trajectories of Displaced Persons

On 3 November 2016, BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) hosted its annual international conference entitled “Fleeing Conflict—Trajectories of Displaced Persons”. BICC Knowledge Note 2\2017, edited by Elvan Isikozlu and Susanne Heinke, BICC, documents the conference proceedings. » more

Press Release

"New publication\Country Fact Sheet Jordan" (in English), 12 April 2017

BICC in the Media

"West Africa: PRESCOM - Nigeria Lags Behind Ecowas Countries in Arms Marking" (in English),, 18 April 2017

"In diesen Ländern drohen Millionen Menschen zu verhungern" (in German), Tagesspiegel, 15 April 2017

"Nordkorea: So mächtig ist die Armee von Kim Jong Un" (in German),, 11 April 2017

"Menschengemachte Hungersnot" (in German), Deutschlandfunk, 7 April 2017

"Presidency warns States on gun control" (in English), Daily Post Nigeria, 5 April 2017


"Abschiebung zurück nach Afghanistan. Aber ist es da überhaupt irgendwo sicher?". Interview with Elke Grawert (in German), ZDF heuteplus, 21 February 2017

„Negativliste für Staaten einführen“. Interview with Max M. Mutschler (in German),, 21 February 2017

"Wissenschaftler fordern eine Stärkung der Flucht- und Flüchtlingsforschung". Interview with Benjamin Etzold (in German), Radio LORA München, 19 January 2017

Video Feature


Flyer Deutsch, Konversionsforschung für eine friedliche Welt

Flyer English, Conversion Studies for a more peaceful world