Oslo forum 04 - Annual Mediators' Retreat
Conflict mediation: building international capacity
10-11 June 2004, Oslo
The Oslo forum 2004 focused on gaps in knowledge, capacity and commitment in the international community's response to armed conflict. Are policies well informed or are they shaped by assumptions and prejudice? Is the international community committed enough - both politically as well as financially - to critically monitor and adapt our strategies until a conflict is truly resolved? How best to engage with conflict parties, including armed groups? How to monitor and verify progress? What risks and opportunities does an emerging international criminal jurisdiction hold for conflict mediation? Some 20 participants debated these questions looking at practical ways in which existing gaps could be addressed.