NOREF is committed to mitigating and resolving armed conflicts through informal diplomacy and support to Norwegian and international mediation efforts.
Regional Women Mediators Network meeting: The Chair’s statement
On 21-23 March, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, PRIO and NOREF hosted a meeting of representatives from various regional networks of women mediators, including FemWise-Africa, the Mediterranean Women Mediators Network and the Nordic Women Mediators. The meeting, also attended by representatives from the UN and other key multilateral organisations, sought to discuss opportunities for the possible establishment of a wider alliance of regional women mediator networks. As a follow-up to the event, The Chair's statement is now available.
New report: Designing peace - the Colombian peace process
The Colombian peace process has become a global reference point for negotiated solutions to armed conflicts. How did the conflict parties work to plan and lay the ground for the talks during the crucial first secret phases? What design elements stand out today as most important to the successful outcome of the negotiations? And what was the role of the guarantor countries Cuba and Norway, and the international community?