The conference is organized under the auspices of Mr. Ahmet Davutoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, on 11-12 April 2013 under the theme “Keys to Effective Mediation: Perspectives from Within”. Following the first round in February 2012, the Second Istanbul Conference on Mediation focuses on cases in Somalia, Afghanistan and Syria. The Middle East Peace Process and peace efforts in Sudan and Philippines are also reviewed.
The main objectives of the Conference are to emphasize Turkey’s role in the peaceful resolution of international disputes, to maintain the momentum achieved through the “Mediation for Peace” initiative co-launched in 2010 by Turkey and Finland and to contribute to the building of a national capacity in Turkey in the field of mediation and conflict resolution.
mediatEUr attends the conference as NGO and international expert in mediation, and joins Special Representatives of the United Nations, European Union and African Union as well as statesmen involved in the resolution of the disputes concerned.