Implementing the Protection of Civilians in UN Peacekeeping (IPOC)

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With the concept of PoC turning twenty and the UN in the process of reviewing its policy on PoC, the German Federal Ministry of Defence (BMVg) has initiated a process for preparing and in-depth study seeking answers to the challenges related to the implementation of PoC mandates. In order to enhance Germany’s “PoC preparedness” in the future, the study report will place a particular emphasis on how the German Armed Forces, the German Police, the Federal Foreign Office, and the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development can contribute to this overarching goal. The study project and the preparation of the subsequent report are carried out by an international research consortium consisting of the Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University (ISPK), the Institute of Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University (ISGA), and the Brussels based Global Governance Institute (GGI). Throughout the project cycle, several workshops will be held in New York City, Washington DC, and Berlin.



  • Workshop “Twenty Years of ‘Protection of Civilians’ in UN Peacekeeping: Challenges, Best Practices and Ways Ahead”, November 8 2019, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
  • Workshop “Protection of Civilians in the Context of Peace Operations: Translating UN Policies into National Frameworks”, November 12 2019, International Peace Institute, New York City
  • Expert Workshop Protection of Civilians in UN Peace Operations, December 12-13 2019, Federal Ministry of Defence, Berlin
  • Expert Roundtable “NATO, EU and UN Approaches to the Protection of Civilians in Peace Operations: Exploring Synergies and Comprehensive Implementation”, March 19 2020, Global Governance Institute, Brussels