HRREC Director addresses Third Istanbul Conference on Mediation

At the invitation of the Foreign Ministry of  Turkey, HRREC Director John Packer is currently addressing the Third Istanbul Conference on Mediation (26-27 June 2014). This year’s conference is entitled “The Increasing Role of Regional Organizations in Mediation”. Participants include Foreign Ministers of Turkey, Finland and Sweden together with the Secretaries-General of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), the OAS (Organization of American States), and the OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) along with senior UN (United Nations), OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe), EU (European Union) and national officials. Prof. Packer is sharing his experience working with many intergovernmental organizations and in a number of conflict situations, notably in Yemen, the Maldives and Ukraine.

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