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On a mission for peace: Germany as a partner in UN peacekeeping

Peace missions are one of the United Nations’ hallmarks. Germany has increased its involvement in UN peace missions considerably in recent years. more

Ukraine says YES

At the Yalta European Strategy, Ukraine reaffirmed its objective of moving closer to the EU and NATO. more

Stabilisation and mediation: the mediators

Germany is seeking to help crisis states with peace mediation. But what does mediation mean in practice? Yemen as an example more

Adíos a las armas! Disarmament of FARC completed

More than fifty years after the bloody conflict between rebels and government forces broke out the United Nations (UN) will officially end the mission to disarm the FARC rebels on 25 September 2017. more

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Networking for peace

Attended by 28 peacebuilders from around the world, this year’s Global Peacebuilder Summit focused on innovative methods and strategies in peace processes. more

German Presidency of the Convention on Cluster Munitions

The year of Germany’s Presidency of the Convention on Cluster Munitions came to a successful conclusion on 6 September. The Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) prohibits the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of cluster munitions and currently has 101 States Parties.  more

Launch a new trend towards global disarmament

The current tense situation on the Korean peninsula and the emerging debate on nuclear armament between East and West shows all too clearly how much we need disarmament, arms control and initiatives for a world without nuclear weapons. more

Rapid assistance for victims of Hurricane Irma

Early on Tuesday (12 September), a crisis support team arrived in the United States to assist German and European victims of Hurricane Irma. more

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