In most contexts Norway plays a supporting role in the efforts to achieve peace and reconciliation led by other players, such as the United Nations, regional organisations, individual countries and non-governmental organisations. In many conflicts, however, the UN and the regional players either do not have or are not granted a role to play. This may open the door for countries such as Norway, which has resources, expertise and political will, to contribute.
Norway’s activities in this sphere are rooted in close interaction between humanitarian aid, development cooperation and peacekeeping, with emphasis on the need for recognisability, patience and a long-term perspective.
Read more about Norway’s efforts to promote peace and reconciliation.