One Hundred Years for Nonviolence

Such is the motto for the IFOR Centennial, August 1 - 3, 2014 in Constance. IFOR expects some 300 people for the weekend and some 100 delegates the week following for IFOR Council, which takes place every four years.

The planning committee has met several times over the past year, with the last meeting on the island Reichenau in late October. Key elements were pinned down at that meeting. An overview of the program is available on the leaflet which can be downloaded on the IFOR website.

RCC Congo Report

The IFOR International and Regional Consultative Committees (ICOM and RCC) met in Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo, from September 8 to 15, 2013. Parallel to their meetings, twenty two youths from MIR Congo gathered for a seminar on nonviolence. The Foyer de Charité Liambou, quiet und hospitable, offered a great setting for these meetings, a few kilometers from the city. 

Upcoming IFOR Delegation 2014

Global Solidarity Building:  Prospect and challenges to lasting peace in Colombia
March 16, 2014 – March 28, 2014

Colombia, South America

Colombia is at a crossroads—after enduring decades of violent armed conflict, for the first time in history, the government created laws to return stolen lands and recognize victims of state crimes.  Additionally, the government and the country’s largest guerrilla group, the FARC are currently engaged in peace talks.  

Introduction to the EU

Throughout the decades following the Second World War, the European institutions have grown out to be a significant political influence both in and outside Europe. The wide range of policy areas covered by the EU provides IFOR with plenty of reasons to maintain a permanent representation at its headquarters in Brussels. Keep on reading to get a grasp of what the EU is and why it is important for us to be present at its headquarters in Brussels!

Rest in Peace, Madiba

‘Reconciliation means working together to correct the legacy of past injustice’ (Nelson Mandela, 1994)