Across the globe, the international community is relying heavily on political mediators to reach inclusive political solutions between parties to conflicts. Simultaneously, humanitarian actors are engaged in negotiations with an array of local and international actors to establish a presence in conflict environments, ensure access to vulnerable groups, and facilitate the delivery of assistance.
While these two processes – political mediation and humanitarian negotiation – are clearly distinct in nature, they can have far reaching implications for one another. Mutual understanding has never been more critical and the 2017 High-Level Segment aims to engender a deeper understanding of respective challenges and dilemmas.
The High-Level Segment of the Second Annual Meeting will focus on these distinct missions, interdependences and interactions between humanitarian negotiators and political mediators. The event is reserved for the participants of the 2017 Annual Meeting of Frontline Humanitarian Negotiators and is closed to the public.