Peace and reconciliation efforts
For several decades, Norway has played the role of facilitator between parties to conflicts. Promoting conflict resolution and reconciliation is a central aspect of Norwegian foreign policy.
Hallmarks of Norway’s peace and reconciliation work
Norway’s peace and reconciliation efforts vary depending on the conflict in question and the local conditions, but there are certain general features of Norway’s engagement that are common to all Norway’s efforts in this area.
Women’s participation in peace processes
We strive to ensure that more women participate at all levels of peace and reconciliation efforts, and that all those involved in a peace process know how to integrate the gender perspective into their work.
Norway’s engagement in peace work – by country
Norway is involved in peace efforts in a number of countries. An overview is given here. However, much of Norway’s work in this area is confidential, so it is not possible to give an exhaustive overview.
21/10/2019: On a critical time for the peace process in South Sudan it's important with continued pressure to form an transitional government that includes all and shows the will for real peace, a statement from the so called Troika (USA, UK and Norway) says.
10/06/2019: Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide visited Mogadishu on 10 June for talks with Somalia’s President and Prime Minister. She also met key humanitarian and diplomatic actors.