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.

H.E.
Alya Ahmed Saif
Al-Thani
  1. Position / Background: 
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
Years :
Oslo Forum 2012
Ambassador
Reza
Alborzi
  1. Position / Background: 
    Senior Adviser, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue; Former Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the UN in Geneva
Years :
Oslo Forum 2008
H.E. Dr
Nedal
Alchaar
  1. Position / Background: 
    Former Syrian Minister of Economy and Trade
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Lord
John
Alderdice
  1. Position / Background: 
    FRC Psych, psychiatrist and president of Liberal International; former Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly
Years :
Oslo Forum 2007
Ambassador
Christopher
Alexander
  1. Position / Background: 
    Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General in Afghanistan
Years :
Oslo Forum 2007
Ms
Tone
Allers
  1. Position / Background: 
    Director, Section for Peace and Reconciliation, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Oslo Forum 2015
Oslo Forum 2014
Oslo Forum 2013
Oslo Forum 2012
Oslo Forum 2011
Ms
Kate
Almquist
  1. Position / Background: 
    Mission Director for Sudan, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Years :
Oslo Forum 2006
Mr
Robert
Alonto
  1. Position / Background: 
    Commissioner, Bangsamoro Transition Commission, Republic of the Philippines
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Doctor
Samir
Altaqi
  1. Position / Background: 
    Director, Orient Centre for International Studies
Years :
Oslo Forum 2008
Oslo Forum 2007
Dr
Abdel Aziz Abu Hamad
Aluwaisheg
  1. Position / Background: 
    Assistant Secretary-General for Foreign Affairs, Gulf Cooperation Council
Years :
Oslo Forum 2015

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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.