NOREF is committed to mitigating and resolving armed conflicts through informal diplomacy and support to Norwegian and international mediation efforts.
Armed Forces of the Philippines officers and Filipino civil society members visit Colombia
A group of five high-ranking officers from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the President of the civil society organisation Balay Mindanaw visited Colombia in September as part of NOREF’s military dialogue programme. The visit allowed the AFP delegation to meet the Colombian and international actors involved in the implementation of the peace agreement with the FARC, and gave the Colombians and Filipinos several opportunities to exchange their views on the peace processes under way in their respective countries.
Launch of the Global Alliance of Regional Women Mediator Networks
September 26 saw the launch of the Global Alliance of Regional Women Mediator Networks in New York. The purpose of the meeting was to create an inclusive space for connection and experience sharing between regional women mediator networks and identify key priorities and processes subject to engagement. The event took place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly 74th Annual Meeting.