Network Activities: Mediation Support Network
The Mediation Support Network (MSN) is a small, global network of primarily non-governmental organisations that support mediation in peace negotiations. The network`s mission is to promote and improve mediation practice, processes and standards to address political tensions and armed conflict. Furthermore, the MSN connects different mediation support units and organisations with the intention of promoting exchange about planned and ongoing activities to enable synergies and cumulative impact; providing opportunities for collaboration, initiating and encouraging joint activities; sharing analysis of trends and ways to address emerging challenges in the field of peace mediation.
The MSN meets once a year year in different places. The organisation of the meetings rotates and each meeting is hosted by a networking partner. Each meeting has a primary topical focus which is jointly decided by all network members.
- MSN Discussion Points 7 (2016): Challenges to Mediation Support in Hot Wars: Learnings from Syrien and Ukraine.
- MSN Discussion Points 6 (2015): Inclusivity in Mediation Processes: Lessons from Chiapas
- MSN Discussion Points 5 (2014): Mediation and Conflict Transformation
- MSN Discussion Points 4 (2013): Mind the Gap: How Mediation Support Can Better Respond to the Needs of Local Societies
- MSN Discussion Points 3 (2013): Regional Intergovernmental Organizations in Mediation Efforts: Lessons from West Africa
- MSN Discussion Points 2 (2013): Translating Mediation Guidance into Practice: Commentary on the UN Guidance for Effective Mediation by the Mediation Support Network
- MSN Discussion Points 1 (2011): Supporting Peace Processes: Improving Collaboration Between Humanitarian, Development, Security and Mediation Actors