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ISTANBUL CONFERENCES ON MEDIATION

Recognizing the need for harnessing the growing interest on the peace making agenda in general and mediation in particular at home and in line with its pioneering role in that field, Turkey hosts “Istanbul Conferences on Mediation” with wide international participation, under the auspices of our Minister. “Istanbul Conferences on Mediation” bring together experts and practitioners and embody a significant platform for the exchange of knowledge and practice in mediation.

The first Conference was organized on 24-25 February 2012 with the theme of “Enhancing Peace through Mediation” and focused on conceptual and theoretical issues. In the second Conference held on 11-12 April 2013 with the theme of “Keys to Effective Mediation: Perspectives from Within”, specific conflict cases were discussed. The theme of the third Conference on 26-27 June 2014 was “The Increasing Role of Regional Organizations in Mediation” to echo and complement the ongoing discussions at that time leading to the adoption of the third UN General Assembly resolution on mediation.

THE FOURTH İSTANBUL CONFERENCE ON MEDIATION WILL BE HELD ON 30 JUNE 2017 WITH THE THEME “SURGE IN DIPLOMACY, ACTION IN MEDIATION”.The Concept Paper for the 4th Istanbul Conference on Mediation is available here: Concept Paper

See also note on Resolution of Conflicts and Mediation:
http://www.mfa.gov.tr/resolution-of-conflicts-and-mediation.en.mfa