Difficult dialogue

Dialogue experts from several countries were gathered in Budapest this weekend to discuss why dialogue matters. What are the main challenges, developments and new trends in dialogue facilitation?

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A warm welcome to the Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama was given a warm welcome when he arrived in Oslo. The president of the Oslo Center, Kjell Magne Bondevik, says the effect of the Dalai Lama’s dialogue work is far greater than we think.

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Democracy in trouble

We thought democracy would spread victoriously all over the world. Today it’s under pressure in most places.

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A year of destiny for Myanmar

We are excited for the positive development in Myanmar (Burma) the last years. But 2014 is a year of destiny for whether further democratization will occur. At worse we face a setback.

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Youth on Kenyan coast excluded

Local communities including the youth on the Kenyan coast feel marginalized and lack access to political participation. The legislation is there, but does not work sufficiently.

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Ceasefire in South Sudan

South Sudan’s government and opposition movement have signed a ceasefire agreement. – We are happy for the agreement and we do hope that this stops all the figthings in South Sudan, Tore Torstad, the Oslo Center’s director says.

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