Participants

Where politics meet practice

The retreats attract an illustrious group of senior mediators and other peace process actors who seek to resolve armed conflict through dialogue. Every year, participants are joined by distinguished guests and speakers to engage in honest, issue-focused discussions that go beyond institutional constraints and conventional wisdom. 
All discussions and take place under the Chatham House Rule. Participation is by invitation-only. 

By bringing together key actors from the United Nations, regional organisations and governments, as well as private organisations and noteworthy individuals, conflict party representatives, war correspondents, outstanding analysts, thinkers and experts, the retreats also provide a unique networking opportunity across the entire peace spectrum.

Participants have included Gerry Adams, Kofi Annan, President Martti Ahtisaari, Baroness Catherine Ashton, President Jimmy Carter, President Mohammad Khatami, President Olusegun Obasanjo, Dr Surin Pitsuwan, President Juan Manuel Santos, Dr Javier Solana, Ambassador Thomas Pickering, and many others.

Dr
Agnes
Aboum
  1. Position / Background: 
    Executive Committee Member, World Council of Churches
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Mr
Mohamed Yusuf
Abshir
  1. Position / Background: 
    Senior Consultant, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Years :
Africa Mediators' Retreat 2011
Dr
Ziad
Abu-Amr
  1. Position / Background: 
    Member of the Palestinian Legislative Council
Years :
Oslo Forum 2009
Mr
Gerry
Adams
  1. Position / Background: 
    President, Sinn Féin
Years :
Oslo Forum 2006
Chairman
Silvestre
Afable
  1. Position / Background: 
    Chair, Government of the Republic of the Philippines Negotiating Panel with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (GPNP-MILF)
Years :
Asia Mediators' Retreat 2006
Mr
Mariano
Ernst
Aguirre
  1. Position / Background: 
    Director, Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Oslo Forum 2015
Oslo Forum 2014
Oslo Forum 2013
Oslo Forum 2012
Oslo Forum 2011
Oslo Forum 2010
Dr
Anwar-ul-Haq
Ahady
  1. Position / Background: 
    Leader of Afghan Milat, formerly Head of Central Bank, Minister of Finance, Minister of Commerce, Afghanistan
Years :
Oslo Forum 2015
H.E. Mr
Bertie
Ahern
  1. Position / Background: 
    Former Prime Minister, Republic of Ireland
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Ambassador
Shamshad
Ahmad
  1. Position / Background: 
    Former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan; Member of the ASEAN Regional Forum’s Eminent Experts Persons Group
Years :
Asia Mediators' Retreat 2008
Mr
Salman
Ahmed
  1. Position / Background: 
    Special Assistant to the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)
Years :
Oslo Forum 2006

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2nd Oslo Forum Peacewriter Prize

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is launching the second edition of the Oslo Forum Peacewriter Prize, an essay competition seeking bold and innovative responses to today’s peacemaking challenges.