Thursday, 03 November 2016

Conference “Fleeing Conflict—Trajectories of Displaced Persons”

On 3 November, BICC will be hosting an International Academic Conference on “Fleeing Conflict—Trajectories of Displaced Persons” in Bonn. The conference will focus on the topics of "Causes and conditions of displacement", “(Interrupted) transit and forced immobility” and “Durable solutions for protracted displacement”.
Category: Events, Highlight

Wednesday, 02 November 2016

Book presentation \ Afghanistan as an Arena of Regional Insecurity

On 2 November 2016, Dr. Kristian Berg Harpviken, Director, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), will present his recently published book "A Rock Between Hard Places: Afghanistan as an Arena of Regional Insecurit" at ZEF (Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung), Bonn.
Category: Events

Monday, 17 October 2016

New publication \ Back to turmoil: Refugee and IDP return to and within South Sudan

Based on field research in the autumn and winter of 2015, BICC researcher Heidrun Bohnet analysed the patterns of return and coping strategies of returnees, as well as assistance that aid agencies are able to provide. The results of this study are documented in BICC Working Paper 7\2016.
Category: Press, Highlight

Thursday, 13 October 2016

New publication \ After the First Annual Reports to the Arms Trade Treaty

The authors of BICC Policy Brief 4 \ 2016, Marius Bales and Max M. Mutschler, see as a central task to establish a reporting system that increases the transparency of the international arms trade and that provides the basis for the much-needed debate about the application of the (Arms Trade Treaty) ATT criteria to legitimate arms transfers.
Category: Press

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Conference on South Sudan

From 13 to 14 September 2016, BICC together with the German Federal Foreign Office, organized a conference in Berlin on security sector reform (SSR) and disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) in light of the changed reality in South Sudan.
Category: Events

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

New publication \ Transformation of the security sector in South Sudan needs a critical re-think

There is no end in sight of the violent conflicts in South Sudan. The fact that fighters have not been demobilized sustainably and security sector reform has so far not taken place are major contributors to this. The new BICC study “In Need of a Critical Re-think: Security Sector Reform in South Sudan” names the existing patronage system as main obstacle to a transformation of the South Sudanese security apparatus and advises a clear break.
Category: Press

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Event: Causes of displacement and (international) responsibility

Together with the DGVN (United Nations Association of Germany) NRW, BICC hold a panel discussion on "Causes of displacement and (international) responsibility" on 21 September 2016 on its premises (in German). It was on the occasion of the Peace Days in Bonn, which took place from 20 to 24 September this year.
Category: Events, Highlight

Tuesday, 09 August 2016

Panel discussion: “Yemen: Peace as a Challenge”

In the framework of the series “Politics live: Diplomats in dialogue”, BICC and the ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen—Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations), together with the German Federal Foreign Office hosted a panel discussion with Ambassador Andreas Kindl, Sanaa, on 24 August 2016 at the premises of BICC.
Category: Events

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Online portal "War and Peace"—Interactive information now in English

The Information Portal "War and Peace" of the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) and BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) has been offering a wealth of facts and figures on war and peace for five years. The first three modules are now also available in English. They offer information on "War and violent conflict", "Peace and demobilization" and "Military capacities and means".
Category: Press

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Symbolic arms destruction exercise to commemorate UN Disarmament Day

On 9 July, Benue State's Governor Samuel Ortom and local authorities in collaboration with the Presidential Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons (PRESCOM) in Makurdi, Nigeria, organised the event to launch an arms destruction programme that seeks to destroy hundreds of weapons as part of Benue State’s Amnesty Programme.
Category: Press