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The CCHN community welcomed 2,000 humanitarians in 2022

March 28, 2023
The CCHN community currently includes 5,300 humanitarian negotiators from around the globe. Discover what else the CCHN achieved in 2022.

The role of communication professionals in humanitarian negotiations

July 7, 2022
The CCHN interviewed communication practitioners to better understand their humanitarian negotiation challenges. The findings led to the organisation of a…

Joëlle Germanier is appointed Director of the CCHN

January 26, 2022
The Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) is happy to announce that Joëlle Germanier has been appointed Director, starting…

Join the CCHN’s journey along the Balkan migration route

October 6, 2021
During the month of October 2021, a CCHN team traveled along the Balkan migration route to discuss with humanitarian professionals…

Why Diversity Matters for Humanitarian Negotiation

August 25, 2021
Why does diversity matter for humanitarian negotiation? What is the role of inclusion on the frontline? How does your identity…

How to negotiate humanitarian access in northwest Syria

August 4, 2021
Often, humanitarian professionals need to negotiate access to populations in need, for example, with armed groups. So how do they…

RTS Coverage of the CCHN World Summit 2021

July 5, 2021
Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) covered the CCHN World Summit 2021 that took place between 28 June and 3 July. The…

How humanitarian interpreters bridge the language barrier during negotiations

May 5, 2021
From 26 to 30 April 2021, humanitarian interpreters participated in an Online Peer Workshop and Specialized Session for Humanitarian Interpreters…

Building Capabilities of Frontline Humanitarian Negotiators in the Gulf Countries

April 14, 2021
This Online Peer Workshop on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation aimed to exchange good negotiation pratices and stregthen the negotiation capacities of…

The CCHN Field Manual is now available in Spanish

March 18, 2021
After launching the second edition of the Field Manual on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation in November 2019 and its French version…

Another Kind of Counterpart: What It Means to Negotiate with Criminal Groups

March 12, 2021
In February 2021, CCHN held a peer circle discussion on negotiating with criminal groups. This mix of African and Latin-American…

The 2021 Winter Retreat: Improving frontline negotiators’ resilience

March 8, 2021
The Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) organized the 2021 Winter Retreat for community members with a focus on…

Building Resilience and a Team-Care Focus Group for our Global Community of Frontline Negotiators

December 7, 2020
Humanitarian professionals are dedicated to assisting vulnerable people in high-risk environments. To do this, they often engage in high-stakes negotiations,…

Capacity-Building on Humanitarian Negotiation for Humanitarians Working with People on The Move in Greece

December 7, 2020
The Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) started its workstream on forced migration in Europe in September 2020. We…

Humanitarian Organizations Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic through Collective Efforts

November 20, 2020
At the 2020 Geneva Peace Week (GPW), the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) organized a joint live event…