No: 265, 8 September 2019, Press Release Regarding The Second Mediation For Peace Certificate Program For Diplomats Of The Member States Of The Oic

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 08.09.2019

Within the scope of its enterprising and humanitarian foreign policy, Turkey attaches importance to the peaceful settlement of disputes and plays a leading role in the mediation efforts in regional and international organizations, especially the UN, OSCE and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

In this context, Turkey ensured the adoption of the two Resolutions of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers entitled “Strengthening the Mediation Capacity of the OIC”, and last year, Turkey carried out the “Mediation for Peace Certificate Program” for the first time, to contribute to the capacity building in terms of mediation in the OIC region.

The second Certificate Program will be held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey between 9 and 13 September 2019.

The program includes a wide range of topics to enhance participants' knowledge of mediation, especially regarding practical and theoretical aspects of peace building, global conflict trends, inclusiveness in mediation, cultural sensitivities, negotiation techniques, national dialogue processes and their role in peace building, and mapping of conflicts.

The opening of the training program will be held on Monday, 9 September 2019 by H.E. Yavuz Selim Kıran, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; and the closing of the program will take place on Friday, 13 September 2019 with the Certificate Ceremony to be held with the participation of H.E. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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