"The Diplomatic Kaleidoscope: A Reflection of Inclusivity"
Ms. Jacqueline Coté, Director of Public Relations at IHEID
PANEL: The Power of Women In Diplomacy This panel focused on the increasing role of women in diplomatic efforts around the world. Panelists will draw from their experiences to share their perspectives on the need to highlight gender in diplomacy.
Mr. Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
Dr. Claire Somerville, Executive Director of the Gender Centre and visiting lecturer at IHEID
H.E. Rosemary McCarney, Canadian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva
Ms. Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, Executive Director of Women @ The Table
H.E. Michael Gaffey, Irish Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva
PANEL: The Evolution of Diplomacy: The Case for Inclusivity This panel explored the greater inclusion of diverse actors in diplomacy. Panelists will discuss their views on the challenges and opportunities posed by the increasingly inclusive diplomatic sphere.
Mr. Eckhard Volkmann, Deputy Director of Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative
H.E. Valentin Zellweger, Head of the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
Ms. Christina Buchhold, Project Manager of the Oslo Forum for the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Mr. Paul Whiteway, London Director of Independent Diplomat
Mr. Milan Meetarbhan, former Ambassador of Mauritius to the UN
What's at Stake in a National Dialogue?: Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative
This workshop simulated the process design for a National Dialogue to better understand the factors and circumstances that govern whether they reach sustainable outcomes.
Mediation and Civil Society – The Case of Syria: swisspeace
In this workshop, participants learned about the basic concepts of peace mediation as a tool for conflict resolution through an interactive “stop-and-go”-exercise on the case of Syria.
Diplomatic Protocol in the Digital Era: DiploFoundation
The session answered the following questions: ‘How have the new communication tools impacted protocol, and has the informality of online communications affected the rules?’.