Mediation has become a very prominent way of dealing with protracted and violent conflicts. swisspeace supports mediators and conflict parties in gaining knowledge and skills for effective dialogue and negotiations with the aim to make peace processes more legitimate. Therefore, the Mediation Program undertakes research, provides expert support such as workshop and concept development, and conducts trainings on strategy development, skills training or one-on-one coaching including for the United Nations, the EU and the FDFA.
The biggest project of the Mediation Program at swisspeace currently is:
The Mediation Support Project (MSP) helps the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (Political Division IV) building its mediation capacity. The MSP is a joint venture between swisspeace and the Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich. Learn more
Latest Activities and Publications
Mandate for Nyein (Shalom) Foundation, 2016
Supporting Policy-Relevant Research
In February and April 2016, swisspeace expert Stefan Bächtold supported the Nyein (Shalom) Foundation in Myanmar in a research project collecting data on community perspectives in all seven states.
GCSP & swisspeace, 2016
Course on Comprehensive Peacebuilding for the 21st Century
The GCSP and swisspeace conducted this course on Comprehensive Peacebuilding for the 21st Century. The course took place 1-6 May 2016. Link.
Mediation Newsletter (1/2016)
Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, 2016
Study Tour for Women Involved in the Peace Process in Myanmar
The 10-day study tour in Switzerland was co-organized by swisspeace and the Nyein Foundation. The female leaders learnt more about federalism, peace and security issues and women’s empowerment.
RadioChico, 24 April 2016
Comprehensive Peacebuilding for the 21st Century
Interview with Mathias Zeller in the weekly broadcast program on world peace by RadioChico. Link.