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.

President
Martti
Ahtisaari
  1. Position / Background: 
    Former President of Finland; President and Chairman of the Board, Crisis Management Initiative
Years :
Oslo Forum 2007
Oslo Forum 2005
Dr
Samir
Aita
  1. Position / Background: 
    President, Circle of Arab Economists; Editor-in-Chief and Director General, Le Monde Diplomatique – Arabic Edition, France
Years :
Oslo Forum 2012
Ambassador
Yasushi
Akashi
  1. Position / Background: 
    Representative of the Government of Japan on Peace-Building, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction in Sri Lanka
Years :
Oslo Forum 2009
Oslo Forum 2008
Asia Mediators' Retreat 2008
Oslo Forum 2007
Asia Mediators' Retreat 2006
Oslo Forum 2006
Asia Mediators' Retreat 2005
Oslo Forum 2005
Oslo Forum 2004
Oslo Forum 2003
H.E. Mr
Najeem
Al Abri
  1. Position / Background: 
    Ambassador of Oman to Belgium and Head of Mission to the European Union
Years :
Oslo Forum 2015
Dr
Abdallah
Al Dardari
  1. Position / Background: 
    Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
His Royal Highness Prince
Zeid Ra'ad Zeid
Al Hussein
  1. Position / Background: 
    Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United Nations
Years :
Oslo Forum 2011
Mr
Khaled
Al-Ahmad
  1. Position / Background: 
    Businessman and Informal Strategic Advisor to the Syrian Government
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Oslo Forum 2014
Dr
Fida
Al-Majzoub
  1. Position / Background: 
    Deputy Head, National Syrian Movement
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Dr
Antelak
Al-Mutawakel
  1. Position / Background: 
    Member of the Constitutional Drafting Commission; Co-Founder, Youth Leadership Development Foundation, Yemen
Years :
Oslo Forum 2014
H.E. Mr
Mohammad Abdullah
Al-Rumaihi
  1. Position / Background: 
    Assistant Foreign Minister For Follow-up Affairs, State of Qatar
Years :
Oslo Forum 2011

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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.