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12 Nov 2013 description

The year 2013 has marked the beginning of a new era at BICC with the introduction of a dual leadership structure. Conrad Schetter was appointed Director for Research in March and his position is combined with a newly established professorship for Peace and Conflict Research at the University of Bonn. This joint role is intended to intensify BICC’s academic approach and at the same time strengthen intellectual exchanges with the University of Bonn. Michael Dedek, Director for Administration, complements the management team.

26 Sep 2013 description

On 18 of September 2013, the first batch of demobilized soldiers graduated from the three-month orientation training at the Mapel Transition Facility. H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit—President of the Republic of South Sudan—honored the occasion with his presence and took the opportunity to officially inaugurate the National Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) Program.

11 Sep 2012 description

On 28 August 2012, BICC and the Verification Center of the German Armed Forces organized an experts’ meeting at the German Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York City. With an estimated three million small arms and light weapons in circulation among the civilian population, both Sudan and South Sudan are struggling to control the proliferation of weapons.

17 Aug 2012 description


BICC was commissioned to undertake a study on issues relating to Return and Reintegration (RR) of actors displaced by the fighting in Sudan and to provide action-oriented data on issues relating to RR as a basis for suggestions to improve the RR program in Southern Sudan.

11 Jul 2012 description

BICC Annual Report 2012: Textbook examples of preventive security policy

The Annual Report of the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) will be presented in Bonn on 11 July 2012. This year’s selection of topics once again illustrates the relevance of the projects and research work of this internationally renowned think tank. Topics include German arms exports, the control of small arms, developments in South Sudan and Sudan, as well as the privatization of security and resource conflicts.

08 Jul 2011 description

On Saturday, 9 July 2011, the six-year transitionary period of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement will come to an end: with the birth of the 54th state on the African continent. It is expected that the young republic of South Sudan will be quickly recognized and will become a member of the United Nations, the African Union and other international organizations.