Oslo Forum - Annual meeting of conflict mediators
The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD Centre), the independent mediation organisation, in cooperation with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is pleased to announce that the Oslo forum will take place from 21 -23 June 2011 in Oslo, Norway.
The Oslo forum is a meeting of senior conflict mediators, major actors in peace processes, and key decision makers from across the globe. Attendance is by invitation only. The Oslo forum series started in 2003, and regularly convenes participants in locations in Africa and Asia, as well as the main event in Norway.
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Around 90 individuals will attend including Jonas Gahr Støre, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs; Ahmet Davutoğlu, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs; Governor William Richardson, Special Envoy for the Organization of American States and Former Governor of New Mexico; and Marty Natalegawa, the Indonesian Foreign Minister who has been involved in the recent Thai-Cambodia peace talks.
The agenda involves discussion and practical roundtable sessions on topics including:
- how the rapidly changing situation in the Middle East is affecting opportunities for peacemaking,
- the potential content of peace negotiations in AFghanistan,
- how to support and implement peace processes, illustrated by the case of Sudan,
- Coôte d'Ivoire in the post-Gbagbo climate, and what lessons this holds for other countries with up-coming elections,
- the impact of organised crime on peacemaking in AFrica and Latin America,
- how to include gender considerations in conflict mediation.
While the Chatham House Rule applies to the meeting, interviews may be arranged with participants.
For more information on participants, to arrange an interview, or to know more about the Oslo forum or the HD Centre, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For interviews or enquiries regarding Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre, or other officials from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, please contact email@example.com