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.

From the start of the peace talks in Ecuador on 7 February 2017.

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.

Young women taking part in the demonstrations at the Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. Photo: Frode O. Andersen, MFA

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.

Nordic observer at Sri Lanka. Photo: SLMM

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.

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Troika Statement on the South Sudan Peace Process

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.

Political stability and reforms bring progress in Somalia

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.

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