Crisis prevention, conflict resolution and peace-building


The top priority must be to work to prevent violent conflicts before they break out.


Where do we help?

Germany has civilian crisis prevention projects running in around 65 countries. The focus is on crisis areas or post-conflict countries such as the Sudan, Iraq and the Palestinian territories, as well as West Africa. more

How do we help?

In the field of crisis prevention and the promotion of democracy, the Federal Foreign Office works with both state and non-governmental organizations – at national and international level. more

Action Plan

The aim of the Action Plan “Civilian Crisis Prevention, Conflict Resolution and Post-Conflict Peace-Building” adopted in 2004 was to anchor crisis prevention as a cross-sectoral political task. more

National structures

The Civilian Crisis Prevention Interministerial Steering Group pools and coordinates the actions of the German Government in the sphere of crisis prevention. An advisory board ensures the involvement of non-governmental stakeholders. more

International players

The United Nations and the OSCE are the main players in international civilian crisis prevention and management. The European Union, the Council of Europe, the G8 and NATO are also engaged in this field. more

Women and peace and security

The United Nations Security Council regularly considers the role of women in peacekeeping and in conflicts under the heading “Women and Peace and Security”. In doing so, it is confirming that gender equality, participation and the protection of women are key elements of foreign and security policy. more