Thursday, 07 November 2019

Special celebration on the occasion of BICC’s 25th anniversary \ 25 years of research for a more peaceful world

On 6 November 2019, BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) celebrated its 25th anniversary with 200 invited guests at Deutsche Welle in Bonn. Principal speaker at the event was Armin Laschet, Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia. » more

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

BICC Annual Report 2019 \ Research in the field and advisory activities in regions with ever-changing violent conflict settings

BICC’s Annual Report illustrates: The unique scientific expertise of the institute derives from the empirical insights that its researchers in particular gain by conducting fieldwork on the ground or providing advisory services in regions with ever changing violent conflicts. » more

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

BICC and INEF congratulate Herbert Wulf on his 80th birthday

BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) and INEF (Institute for Development and Peace) warmly congratulate Professor Dr Herbert Wulf on his 80th birthday. He is still actively engaged in research as well as in an advisory capacity, amongst other things, as Associate Researcher with BICC and Adjunct Senior Researcher with INEF. » more

UN General Assembly side event \ Countering Illicit Weapons and Ammunition Trafficking in Africa

BICC together with the AU, ECOWAS, RECSA, and the German Federal Foreign Office invited to a joint side event at the 64th Session of the UN General Assembly First Committee on 23 October in New York. » more

New publication \ Organised crime as a cause of forced displacement—Lessons learned from Latin America

In Colombia, the peace agreement of 2016 ended the armed fighting between the government and the guerilla group FARC. Nevertheless, some regions experienced an increase in organised crime and associated violent displacement after the agreement was signed. BICC Policy Brief 7 \ 2019 recommends acknowledging organised crime as a cause of displacement and taking preventive action. » more