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
Olga
Bogomolets
  1. Position / Background: 
    Counselor of the President of Ukraine on Humanitarian Issues and Member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
Years :
Oslo Forum 2015
Mr
Emannuel
Bombande
  1. Position / Background: 
    Executive Director, West Africa Network for Peacebuilding
Years :
Africa Mediators' Retreat 2011
Africa Mediators' Retreat 2009
Ms
Francesca
Bomboko
  1. Position / Background: 
    Executive Director, Founder, Bureau d’Etude, de Recherche et de Consulting International; Member of the Steering Committee, World Movement for Democracy
Years :
Africa Mediators' Retreat 2011
Oslo Forum 2009
Africa Mediators' Retreat 2009
Mr
Kjell
Magne
Bondevik
  1. Position / Background: 
    Founder and President, Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights; Former Prime Minister of Norway
Years :
Oslo Forum 2012
Bono
  1. Position / Background: 
    Lead singer, U2; Co-founder, ONE
Years :
Oslo Forum 2012
Ambassador
Lakhdar
Brahimi
  1. Position / Background: 
    Joint Special Representative for Syria of the United Nations and the League of Arab States
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Oslo Forum 2006
Oslo Forum 2005
Oslo Forum 2003
Ambassador
Hans
Brattskar
  1. Position / Background: 
    Ambassador designate of Norway to Kenya and Somalia
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Oslo Forum 2007
Oslo Forum 2006
Asia Mediators' Retreat 2005
Ambassador
Sissel
Breie
  1. Position / Background: 
    Ambassador to Jordan and Iraq, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Years :
Oslo Forum 2015
H.E. Mr
Børge
Brende
  1. Position / Background: 
    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Norway
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Oslo Forum 2015
Oslo Forum 2014
Oslo Forum 2013
Ms
Signe
Brudeset
  1. Position / Background: 
    Special Envoy to Syria and Iraq, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Years :
Oslo Forum 2015
Oslo Forum 2014

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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.