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

Monday, 11 July 2016

New Publication \“Networks of Organised Violence”

On 28 October 2015, BICC hosted its annual international conference entitled “Networks of Organised Violence”. BICC Knowledge Note 1\2016, edited by Elvan Isikozlu and Susanne Heinke, BICC, documents the conference proceedings.
Category: Press

Wednesday, 06 July 2016

New publication\ Combating Armed Actors, Organized Crime and Wildlife Trafficking

BICC Policy Brief 3\2016 “The Final Round: Combating Armed Actors, Organized Crime and Wildlife Trafficking” by Nikhil Acharya, technical advisor at BICC and Dr Arthur Mühlen-Schulte aims to equip SALW policymakers and practitioners with an understanding of how increased wide-scale wildlife trafficking is directly linked to the involvement of organized crime, heavily armed state and non-state actors and the proliferation of SALW.
Category: Press

Thursday, 30 June 2016

New Publication \ Local Security-Making in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

In BICC Working Paper 5\2016 the authors Marc von Boemcken ( BICC), Conrad Schetter (BICC), Hafiz Boboyorov, Nina Bagdasarova, Joomart Sulaimanov explore the securityscapes of various social groups in urban spaces of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan and production of securityscapes by everyday practices.
Category: Press

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Open Day in Bonn

On Sunday, 26 June 2016, 11 am to 6 pm, on the occasion of Bonn’s 20th Anniversary as Germany’s United Nations City, the Open Day “International Bonn” took place.
Category: Events

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

JRF event "Flight, migration, integration"

The Johannes-Rau-Forschungs-gemeinschaft (JFR) invited the interested public to its event "Flight, migration, integration—Challenges and opportunities from the research point of view" (in German) on 17 June in Düsseldorf.
Category: Events