Oslo forum 06 - Annual Mediators' Retreat
Mediating today's conflicts for tomorrow's peace: Improving practice by confronting reality
26-28 June 2006, Oslo
The fourth annual event of its kind, the Oslo forum 2006 focused on the delicate balance mediators need to strike between the needs of a particular mediation process and growing demands at the international level such as human rights standards, the war on terror and restrictions on whom to engage with.
The Oslo forum 2006 was exceptional in bringing together senior conflict mediators and other key peace process actors, who seek to resolve conflict through dialogue, in total some 65 participants. Participants benefited from active discussions with selected guest speakers, including Gerry Adams, President of Sinn Féin, Luis Moreno Ocampo, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and Javier Solana, High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and Secretary General of the Council of the European Union.