Diplomacy & Peace Mediation in Action: Conflicts and Conflict Resolution in the OSCE Area
From 23-27 May 2016, the Federal Foreign Office 5th Network Consolidation Programme for International Diplomats was designed and realized in close cooperation with the Center for Peace Mediation.
The interactive seminar focused on preconditions for and features of successful mediation, offered practical mediation training and an interactive examination of conflict cases from all fields of international politics. The German chairmanship of the OSCE was understood as an opportunity to actively explore the chairmanship approach and this organization’s role in hot wars and protracted conflicts in general. A large-scale case study examined the situation in Transdniestria.
The guests included Ambassador Cord Meier-Klodt (Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the Transdniestrian Settlement Process), Eldridge Adolfo (European External Action Service), Maria-Meeri Jaarva (OSCE Conflict Prevention Center), David Lanz (swisspeace), Anna Hess (ETH Zürich) and Brigitta von Messling (Zentrum für Internationale Friedenseinsätze - zif).
The 6th Network Consolidation Programme for International Diplomats planned for March 2017 will focus on Mediation Perspectives within the United Nations and the African Union.