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.

Dr
Harn
Yawnghwe
  1. Position / Background: 
    Executive Director, Euro-Burma Office
Years :
Oslo Forum 2012
H.E. Mr
U Khin
Yi
  1. Position / Background: 
    Minister of Immigration and Population, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Ambassador
Lissane
Yohannes
  1. Position / Background: 
    Special Envoy to the Assessment and Evaluation Commission to the CPA, The Intergovernmental Authority on Development
Years :
Africa Mediators' Retreat 2011
Mr
Ong
Keng
Yong
  1. Position / Background: 
    Secretary General, ASEAN
Years :
Asia Mediators' Retreat 2006
Asia Mediators' Retreat 2005
Ambassador
Martin
Yttervik
  1. Position / Background: 
    Acting Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to the Syrian Arab Republic
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Mr
Abdul Salam
Zaeef
  1. Position / Background: 
    Former Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan, Taliban Government, Afghanistan
Years :
Oslo Forum 2011
Professor
Marie-Joëlle
Zahar
  1. Position / Background: 
    Director, Research Network on Peace Operations, Université de Montréal
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Oslo Forum 2014
H.E. Dr
Mohammad
Javad
Zarif
  1. Position / Background: 
    The Honorable Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Professor
I. William
Zartman
  1. Position / Background: 
    Professor Emeritus, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Years :
Oslo Forum 2014
Mr
Tayé-Brook
Zerihoun
  1. Position / Background: 
    Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, United Nations Department of Political Affairs
Years :
Africa Mediators' Retreat 2011

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Understanding fragmentation in conflict and its impact on prospects for peace
Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham highlights a number of key findings about fragmentation and conflict, and the role of mediation in fragmented conflicts. Drawing on a range of contemporary and historical examples from global conflicts, the author examines the consequences of fragmentation for...

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