Crisis prevention, conflict resolution and peace-building

Basic elements of crisis prevention

The focus is not only on management of severe crises ,but alsoon effective prevention ,to keep crises


Democracy-building aid

Democratic structures increase stability, because they promote responsible governance and a peaceful balance of interests. Democracy-building aid, particularly in the form of election observation, is therefore a key part of the Federal Foreign Office’s approach to crisis prevention. more

Rule of law

Promoting the rule of law is a key factor in securing peace and development worldwide. An effective police force which respects the rule of law and operates to professional standards serves to protect citizens and so prevent conflicts. more

Peace mediation

Mediation is an effective instrument for re‑establishing and consolidating peace, which makes it an integral part of conflict prevention. more


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 Palestine, as well as West Africa. more

Project promotion

The Federal Foreign Office supports projects and measures by German and international NGOs that seek to manage current conflicts, prevent potential conflicts and stabilise the situation following a conflict. more

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