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
Michael
van Walt van Praag
  1. Position / Background: 
    Executive President and co-founder, Kreddha
Years :
Oslo Forum 2008
Dr
Michael
Vatikiotis
  1. Position / Background: 
    Asia Regional Director, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Oslo Forum 2015
Oslo Forum 2014
Oslo Forum 2013
Oslo Forum 2012
Oslo Forum 2011
Asia Mediators' Retreat 2010
Oslo Forum 2010
Oslo Forum 2009
Oslo Forum 2008
Asia Mediators' Retreat 2008
Oslo Forum 2007
Asia Mediators' Retreat 2006
Oslo Forum 2006
Asia Mediators' Retreat 2005
Mr
Ivan
Vejvoda
  1. Position / Background: 
    Vice President, Programs, German Marshall Fund, United States
Years :
Oslo Forum 2012
Ambassador
Francesc
Vendrell
  1. Position / Background: 
    Former European Union Special Representative for Afghanistan
Years :
Oslo Forum 2010
Oslo Forum 2009
Oslo Forum 2008
Asia Mediators' Retreat 2008
Oslo Forum 2007
Oslo Forum 2006
Oslo Forum 2005
Ambassador
Johan
Vibe
  1. Position / Background: 
    Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to the Kingdom of Spain
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Oslo Forum 2011
Oslo Forum 2009
Oslo Forum 2008
Oslo Forum 2007
Oslo Forum 2006
Ms
Maria Christina
Vibe
  1. Position / Background: 
    Assistant Program Manager, Section for Peace and Reconciliation, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Years :
Oslo Forum 2012
Ms
Maria
Alejandra
Villamizar
  1. Position / Background: 
    Political Editor, Semana Magazine, Colombia
Years :
Oslo Forum 2008
Ms
Margaret
Vogt
  1. Position / Background: 
    Deputy Director of Africa Division 1, UN Department of Political Affairs
Years :
Oslo Forum 2010
Ambassador
Tom
Vraalsen
  1. Position / Background: 
    Norwegian Special Envoy to Sudan; Special Adviser, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Years :
Oslo Forum 2011
H.E. Mr
Aleksandar
Vučić
  1. Position / Background: 
    Prime Minister of Serbia
Years :
Oslo Forum 2015

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2nd Oslo Forum Peacewriter Prize

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