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.

Ms
Eva Kusuma
Sundari
  1. Position / Background: 
    Senior Advisor, State Ministry of National Development Planning/BAPPENAS, Indonesia
Years :
Oslo Forum 2015
Mr
Han
Sung-Joo
  1. Position / Background: 
    Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea, former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Cyprus
Years :
Asia Mediators' Retreat 2005
Professor
Wang
Suolao
  1. Position / Background: 
    Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Peking University of China
Years :
Oslo Forum 2012
Ms
Theerada
Suphaphong
  1. Position / Background: 
    Project Manager, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Mr
Matthew
Symonds
  1. Position / Background: 
    Defence and Security Editor, The Economist
Years :
Oslo Forum 2011
Ambassador
Heidi
Tagliavini
  1. Position / Background: 
    UN Special Representative for Georgia of the Secretary General
Years :
Oslo Forum 2005
Oslo Forum 2004
Ms
Tuija
Talvitie
  1. Position / Background: 
    Executive Director, Crisis Management Initiative
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Dr
Mark
Tamthai
  1. Position / Background: 
    Adviser to the National Security Council on Peace Dialogues in Southern Thailand; Director, Institute of Religion, Culture and Peace, Payap University, Kingdom of Thailand
Years :
Oslo Forum 2011
Asia Mediators' Retreat 2010
Asia Mediators' Retreat 2006
Mr
Mohammad
Osman
Tariq
  1. Position / Background: 
    Sub National Governance Adviser, The Asia Foundation
Years :
Oslo Forum 2008
Father Dr
Neles
Tebay
  1. Position / Background: 
    Co-founder, Papua Peace Network
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Oslo Forum 2011

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