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.

Doctor
Emmanuel Kwesi
Aning
  1. Position / Background: 
    Head of the Conflict Prevention Management and Resolution Department (CPMRD) of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra, Ghana
Years :
Africa Mediators' Retreat 2007
Mr
Kofi
Annan
  1. Position / Background: 
    Former Secretary-General of the United Nations
Years :
Oslo Forum 2014
Oslo Forum 2007
Doctor
Ali
Ansari
  1. Position / Background: 
    Director, Institute of Iranian Studies, University of St Andrews
Years :
Oslo Forum 2007
Dame
Margaret
Anstee
  1. Position / Background: 
    Former Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Angola
Years :
Oslo Forum 2007
Ms
Louise
Arbour
  1. Position / Background: 
    President, International Crisis Group
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Oslo Forum 2012
Oslo Forum 2010
Dr
Vinya
S.
Ariyaratne
  1. Position / Background: 
    Secretary General, Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement, Sri Lanka
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Ambassador
Richard
Armitage
  1. Position / Background: 
    Former US Deputy-Secretary of State; President, Armitage International
Years :
Asia Mediators' Retreat 2008
Asia Mediators' Retreat 2006
Mr
Jean
Arnault
  1. Position / Background: 
    Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Georgia and Head of Mission
Years :
Oslo Forum 2008
Oslo Forum 2006
Oslo Forum 2005
Mr
Yezid
Arteta
  1. Position / Background: 
    Former commander, FARC, Colombia
Years :
Oslo Forum 2014
Doctor
Gothom
Arya
  1. Position / Background: 
    Chairman, Peace and Culture Foundation, Thailand and Member of National Reconciliation Commission
Years :
Asia Mediators' Retreat 2005

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Report - Oslo Forum 2015
The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is pleased to present the 2015 Oslo Forum Report.

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