The Oslo forum 2011 took place in Oslo, from 21-23 June 2011. It brough together 90 participants to exchange experiences and to reflect critically on the practice of mediation. This year’s participants included Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jonas Gahr Støre; Qatari Assistant Foreign Minister For Follow-up Affairs, Mohammed Bin Abdullah Bin Mutib Al Rumaihi; South Africa Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Marius Llewellyn Fransman; and Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov.
This meeting report provides a summary of the discussions and highlights a number of cross-cutting issues which emerged during the retreat. Background material for the Oslo forum 2011 is also available on the Oslo forum website (www.osloforum.org).