On 4 June, the leading German peace research institutes presented the Peace Report 2019 at the Federal Press Conference in Berlin. They called on the Federal Government to play a more active role in international security policy. Germany should use its influence in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU) to propose concrete steps towards nuclear disarmament and also help solve current military crises. Under the headline "Forward into the past? Peace needs partners" the institutes call for establishing new partnerships in order to preserve the threatened multilateral framework.
The complete Peace Report 2019 is available for download at friedensgutachten.de. An overview of the ten most important policy recommendations of the peace researchers can also be found there. The Peace Report is the annual publication of BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion), the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) and the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH). It analyses current violent conflicts, identifies trends in international foreign, security and development policy and provides policy recommendations.