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.
On 22 September, Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt chaired a meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), the international donor group for Palestine, at the UN Headquarters in New York. The participants at the meeting included Mohammad Shtayyeh, Alon Ushpiz, Josep Borrell, Sameh Shoukry, Ayman Safadi, Ann Linde, Tor Wennesland and representatives of other member countries of the AHLC.
Norway hosted 23 January a meeting in Oslo between a group of Afghans from various sectors of the society and the de facto authorities – the first such meeting. The meeting was an opportunity to discuss pressing issues directly and to prepare ground for further discussions. The participants gave a joint statement after the meeting.