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NOREF/Wilton Park seminar report: Turbulence in peace processes. What next for Colombia?
Photo courtesy of Wilton Park 11 May 2017
Wilton Park and NOREF organised a three-day conference on March 29-31 with the purpose to learn from the process that resulted in a peace agreement in Colombia. Wilton Park has nowpublished a seminar report which summarizes the debates and discussions of the event, and proceeds to analyse the challenges ahead and the options available.
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Henrik Thune named new NOREF director
21 September 2016
The Board of NOREF Norwegian Centre for Conflict Resolution has appointed Dr Henrik Thune as the Centre’s new director.
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A new name, but still NOREF
8 September 2016
The past two years have seen significant developments at NOREF. Following a strategic shift in 2014, the focus of NOREF’s work has increasingly been on Track II diplomacy and conflict resolution, to the point where the Centre is now an operational actor in the field of mediation support and conflict diplomacy. As a result NOREF’s board...
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Successful PhD defence by Frida Nome
Photo: Norwegian School of Theology 14 June 2016
On Friday 10 June NOREF’s Frida Nome successfully gave her public defence for the degree of PhD, at the Norwegian School of Theology. In the field of religious studies, her thesis Making Islam in times of crisis: The Friday sermon and the Syrian uprising  explores how Syrian Islam was shaped when protests against the Assad...
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High-level meeting on Women in Mediation
Photo: Klara Grenhagen/FBA 14 May 2016
How can women’s meaningful participation in peace processes be increased? This was one of the key questions raised and discussed at a high-level meeting at the UN Headquarters in New York 11 May. The meeting was co-organized by the partner countries and operational partners of the Nordic Women Mediators’ Network
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H.R.H Crown Prince Haakon and Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Ramos-Horta and Belo to report launch in Oslo
24 January 2016
H.R.H Crown Prince Haakon, Nobel Peace Prize Laureates José Ramos-Horta and Bishop Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, State Secretary Tore Hattrem (Norwegian MFA) and Bishop Gunnar Stålsett are among the contributors when the English version of the Chega!  report of the Timor-Leste Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliatio...
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Henrik Thune to NOREF
Photo: NUPI 28 August 2015
The Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF) has hired Dr. Henrik Thune as Deputy Director. Thune will become central in strengthening the Centre’s profile on conflict diplomacy and mediation support.
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