The OSCE as Mediator: Instruments - Challenges - Potentials

On 6 July 2016, the German OSCE Chairmanship 2016 hosted a conference in Berlin on peace mediation organized by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Initiative Mediation Support Deutschland (IMSD).

Mediation as an important instrument of the OSCE within the conflict cycle has been developed and expanded over the last years. The conference reviewed different aspects of, and approaches to mediation, taking into consideration ongoing mediation efforts in the OSCE region.

The Chairmanship conference brought together a wide range of experts from international organizations, think tanks, academia, civil society, as well as other institutions engaged in mediation activities and interested individuals from the policy side.

A video was filmed during the conference and contains statements from speakers, panelists and participants:

Video of the Conference


Please find the program of the conference here:

Program of the Conference

Conference report

The conference report is available here:

Conference report