Peace and reconciliation efforts
Since the early 1990s, Norway has been playing an important role as facilitator in a number of peace and reconciliation processes. Norway’s experience has shown that small countries can also play a constructive role in resolving complex armed conflicts, even without the direct involvement of the UN or the major powers.
Norwegian peace efforts are, however, contingent on all the involved parties showing a genuine will to negotiate and on their acceptance of Norway as a facilitator. Norway can offer long-term political and economic involvement, including after a peace agreement has been reached.