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HD mediates between governments, non-state armed groups and opposition parties to reduce conflict, limit the human suffering caused by war and develop opportunities for peaceful settlements.

Since 1999, HD has facilitated scores of peace and conflict management agreements by working discreetly beyond the frontiers of traditional diplomacy, engaging parties that can be hard to reach and addressing sensitive issues.

As a non-profit based in Switzerland, HD helps to build the path to stability and development for people, communities and countries through more than 50 peacemaking projects around the world.

Latest Updates

Senegal government and MFDC separatists advance peace process with roadmap for disarmament

BISSAU, GUINEA BISSAU – Moving closer to ending Africa’s oldest insurgency, Senegal’s government and the southern factions of Casamance’s separatist movement MFDC have agreed on the roadmap of a weapons handover and pledged to work on a return to peace – the biggest breakthrough in an eight-year process facilitated by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue […]
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FULL TEXT IN ENGLISH: HD CITIZENS’ CHARTER ON SOCIAL MEDIA CONDUCT IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

SARAJEVO – AUGUST 5, 2022 – The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) has helped to develop a Citizens’ Charter in Bosnia and Herzegovina on responsible social media conduct ahead of general elections in October. See the charter in English.   See the charter in Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian.   Read the full story in English here.  
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HD Citizens’ Charter in Bosnia and Herzegovina sets standards for social media conduct in run-up to elections

SARAJEVO – AUGUST 1, 2022 – As part of our global efforts to limit hostile online behaviour and prevent conflict, the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) has facilitated a Citizens’ Charter on responsible social media conduct in Bosnia and Herzegovina ahead of general elections in October. The charter – which discourages hate speech, harassment, disinformation […]
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Where we work

What we do

Mediation and dialogue

Mediation and dialogue are the most effective, and cheapest, tools for preventing and resolving armed conflicts. They are the core business of HD, a globally connected private diplomacy organisation that operates discreetly to help conflict parties settle their differences.

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Mediation Expertise   

Providing effective support to mediators can increase the chances of successfully preventing, mitigating and resolving conflicts and of sustaining peace after an agreement is signed. HD offers this support by giving mediators access to the latest conflict resolution expertise and experience.

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Humanitarian Mediation

As part of its conflict mediation and dialogue activities, and where political dialogue may be difficult or impossible, HD undertakes mediation on a humanitarian basis. Humanitarian mediation enables the parties in conflict to address key issues, such as safe access to and protection of civilians.

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Oslo Forum     

The Oslo Forum is the leading international network of conflict mediation practitioners. Co-hosted by the Norwegian Government and HD, the Oslo Forum convenes conflict mediators, peacemakers, high-level decision-makers and key peace process actors in a series of informal and discreet retreats.

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Media

Update

HD brokers peace accord over water, other resources in North Central Nigeria

22.02.22
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Publications

A Social Media Analysis Toolkit for Mediators and Peacebuilders

30.11.21
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Publications

Mediation Practice Series – Gender-inclusive Peacemaking

11.11.21
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Agro-pastoral mediation in the Sahel

21.09.21
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