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SG’s High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation

On 13 September 2017, Secretary-General António Guterres announced the establishment of a High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation. The Board will provide him with advice on mediation initiatives and back specific mediation efforts around the world. The 18 members of the panel - current and former global leaders, senior officials and renowned experts -- bring together an unparalleled range of experience, skills, knowledge and contacts.

As the Board met for the first time in New York on 27 November 2017 to discuss possible future engagements, we asked some of its members what they hope to achieve and what it means to be at the forefront of the Secretary-General’s “surge in diplomacy for peace”. Here’s what they had to say.

Radhika Coomaraswamy
Sri Lanka
Leymah Gbowee
Liberia
Jean-Marie Guéhenno
France
Tarja Halonen
Finland
David Harland
New Zealand
Noeleen Heyzer
Singapore
Nasser Judeh
Jordan
Ramtane Lamamra
Algeria
Graça Machel
Mozambique
Asha-Rose Migiro
Tanzania
Raden Mohammad Marty Muliana Natalegawa
Indonesia
Olusegun Obasanjo
Nigeria
Roza Otunbayev
Kyrgyzstan
Michèle Pierre-Louis
Haiti
Gert Rosenthal
Guatemala
Sima Samar
Afghanistan
Juan Gabriel Valdés
Chile
Justin Welby
United Kingdom