Thursday, 19 February 2015

Update of SALW Guide

Funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and working in close co-operation with the Verification Center of the Bundeswehr, BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) has been developing the interactive information portal SALW Guide ( since 2012. With this update, all collected information on small arms and light weapons (SALW) will become even more readily accessible.
Category: Press, Highlight

Thursday, 05 February 2015

Expert workshop on SALW Guide

On 4 February 2015 BICC invited experts and partners to discuss the update of the online Small Arms and Light Weapons Guide ( as well as future opportunities for collaboration in SALW data collection and information-sharing.
Category: Events

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Expert workshop on DDR/SSR in South Sudan

In collaboration with the Federal Foreign Office, BICC met with experts and partners on 30 January to discuss Disarmament, Demobilisation, and Reintegration (DDR) as well as Security Sector Reform (SSR) efforts in South Sudan.
Category: Events

Friday, 23 January 2015

Global Think Tank Ranking 2014 \ BICC amongst leading think tanks worldwide in two categories

In 2014, BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) is again ranked amongst the leading think tanks worldwide. On 22 January 2015 the Global Go To Think Tank Index (GGTTI) of the University of Pennsylvania listed the peace and conflict research institute in Bonn again amongst the Top 150 (US and non-US) and Top 100 (non-US) think tanks.
Category: Press

Wednesday, 07 January 2015

New publication “Conversion Studies put to the test”

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of BICC on 10 April 2014, the Center organised the expert workshop “Conversion Studies put to the test—Base conversion in Germany and Western Europe”. BICC Knowledge Note 1/2015 documents the contributions to and discussions of the workshop (in German).
Category: Press, Highlight

Friday, 19 December 2014

Pilot reintegration project in South Sudan: Workshop in Juba on Lessons Learned

On 24 and 25 November 2014 BICC in co-operation with the Transitional DDR Program (TDRP) of the World Bank organised a two-day workshop in the South Sudanese capital of Juba to discuss lessons-learned from the last phase of DDR in the country.
Category: Events

Tuesday, 09 December 2014

Global Militarisation Index 2014

The Global Militarisation Index (GMI) depicts the relative weight and importance of the military apparatus of one state in relation to its society as a whole. The update of the GMI 2014 is based on data from the year 2013 (i. e. the most recent year for which data has been available) and comprises 152 states. BICC’s GMI is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Category: Press, Highlight

Monday, 08 December 2014

Joint Conference Church and Development (GKKE) demands implementation of announced change of course in arms exports policy

On 8 December the GKKE launched the “Arms exports report 2014” at the Bundespressekonferenz in Berlin. In its Report 2014 it lauds the major decrease in arms exports licences to third states that amounted to euro 18 million in the first half of 2013 to euro 1.4 million in the same period in 2014.
Category: Press

Friday, 05 December 2014

New Publication: “Guns are for the government”

From 2011 until 2014, BICC worked with the government of South Sudan to improve the management of state-owned arms and ammunition. In BICC Working Paper 1\ 2014 Luuk van de Vondervoort evaluates this BICC advisory project on state-owned arms control.
Category: Press

Wednesday, 03 December 2014

Ukraine: The crisis, the people and a global conflict

Supported by BICC, GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) and the General-Anzeiger Bonn invite the interested public to the event “Ukraine: The crisis, the people and a global conflict” (in German). The discussion takes place in the framework of the series of events “Bonn and the World”.
Category: Events, Highlight