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.

Norway's peace and reconciliation policy

Norway has been engaged in a number of peace and reconciliation processes as facilitator and as a supporter of the UN and other actors since the early 1990s. Support for affected countries during and after conflicts has become an important part of Norway's foreign and development policy.

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

A key objective for Norway is to ensure that women are able to take part in peace processes and that the rights of both women and men are safeguarded in peace processes and peace agreements.

Nordic observer at Sri Lanka. Photo: SLMM

Norway’s engagement in peace processes since 1993

The following is an overview of areas where Norway has made an active contribution to peace and reconciliation processes. Norway’s contribution counts countries and regions as Afghanistan, Colombia, South Sudan/Sudan, the Middle East and different conflicts in Asia.

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Address at the Asia Mediation Retreat

16/10/2018: 'It is a pleasure to join so many distinguished participants at the Asia Mediation Retreat in Beijing today. In particular, I would like to thank our dedicated partners, the China Institute of International Studies and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, for co-organising this timely event,' Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Eriksen Søreide, said in her address at the event.

A tribute to Nelson Mandela's vision

24/09/2018: 'It is an honour to be with you today, to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela’s vision and political leadership. I stand here as Prime Minister of Norway, but the values I express today are on behalf of all the five Nordic countries; Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden', Prime Minister Erna Solberg said in her statement at the Nelson Mandela Summit.



Section for Peace and Reconciliation

Phone: +47 23 95 14 88
Address: Postboks 8114 Dep. , N-0032 Oslo
Visitor address: 7. juniplassen 1 / Victoria Terrasse,

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