Mediation events

swisspeace organizes regular events on topics related to Mediation. The program, in cooperation with the Centre for Peacebuilding KOFF, and the Mediation Support Project MSP also provides a platform for Swiss governmental and non-state actors for joint learning processes and strategy development in the area of Mediation.

 

27 March - 31 March 2017

Annual Meeting Mediation Support Network

swisspeace attended the annual Mediation Support Network reunion hosted in New York. The meeting was dedicated to the theme “The State of the Field of Mediation: New Challenges”. More


23 March 2017

KOFF roundtable on "Peace Agreement in Colombia: What do we learn from Guatemala?"

KOFF discussed the lessons that could be learned from Guatemala's peace process 20 years ago for the ongoing process in Columbia. Civil society representatives from Guatemala and Colombia shared their experience and concluded that it is crucial for the international community not to leave a country after the signing of a peace agreement but to stay and accompany the process further in order to protect vicitms and human rights activits in the long run. Media report (in Spanish).


23 January 2017

Launch of Report: Governance mechanisms in opposition-held areas in Syria

A new report on governance mechanisms in opposition-held areas in Syria was launched at Polit-Forum Käfigturm in Bern. 


15 - 16 January 2017

Basel Peace Forum

The Basel Peace Forum 2017 took place in Basel and intended to inspire new and unconventional ideas for peacebuilding. Carefully selected leading personalities and decision-makers from business, diplomacy, academia, and civil society were invited to discuss innovative peacebuilding. Website.


27 october 2016

KOFF roundtable on Colombia

The discussion with Luis Guillermo (CINEP), Luz Estella (COLEMAD), and Ricardo (Sembrando Paz) was very positive  and constructive, with faith that something will move forward in Colombia and that the current situation offers the opportunity to redicuss what kind of peace the country needs.


21 October 2016

Conference about civilian crisis prevention

David Lanz spoke at a conference in Berlin organized by the Social Democratic Party (SPD) parliamentary group about civilian crisis prevention. The conference is part of a process within the German government to develop guidelines for strengthening Germany’s role in conflict prevention, including mediation.


30 June 2016

Workshop on Mediation at the Global Negotiation Conference

Julia Palmiano Federer gave a workshop on mediation at the Global Negotiation Conference that took place at the University of Bern.


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