About Oslo forum
About Oslo Forum
The Oslo Forum convenes senior conflict mediators, high level decision makers and key peace process actors in a series of informal and discreet retreats to share their experiences, identify challenges and reflect on mediation practice.
The Oslo Forum is widely regarded as the leading international network of armed conflict mediation practitioners.
Co-hosted by the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD), the Oslo Forum features an annual global event in Oslo and is complemented by regional retreats in Africa and Asia. Participation is by invitation-only.
All discussions take place under the Chatham House Rule.
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