Political strategies

UN High Level Seminar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Strategies – Oslo Peace Research Institute

From the fifth high-level seminar in Oslo. Photo: PRIO / Taral Jansen

This week, PRIO is organizing the 11th UN High Level Seminar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Strategies. The seminar is designed for envoys, high-level mediators and other key actors involved in international peacemaking.

The overall objective of the seminar is to generate more consultative processes by promoting the full, equal and meaningful participation of women and building capacity for inclusive and gender-sensitive mediation at the international, regional and national levels.

The seminar will offer practical strategies and practical tools for more inclusive mediation process design, and discuss options for gender-sensitive arrangements for key thematic areas of peace agreements.

The PRIO Center on Gender, Peace and Security is hosting the seminar in Oslo. Since the beginning in 2013, this seminar has been organized annually, with the exception of the years 2020-2021 when the seminar was interrupted due to the pandemic. The seminar is organized in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) and CMI – Martti Athisaari Peace Foundation.

The 11th United Nations High-Level Seminar runs from August 30 to September 1 and is by invitation only. It will be opened by Erling Rimestad, State Secretary at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.