Incorporating a wealth of knowledge and experience in multilateral negotiations, the Centre for Multilateral Negotiations provides public officials, non-state actors, and academics with a better understanding and key skills of reaching global agreements in highly complex multilateral settings. We also offer general training in multilateral negotiations. We maintain a central knowledge repository on negotiation management based on practical experience and rigorous academic research. Our work seeks to reduce the loss of expertise caused by changing negotiation hosts, to spread best practices, and to contribute to better negotiation outcomes. We ensure absolute confidentiality.
Effective negotiation management is key to reaching the best possible agreement. Together with our clients, we identify specific process challenges and develop effective negotiation management strategies while providing actionable advice. We also moderate and facilitate processes.
A thorough understanding of multilateral negotiations is crucial for many stakeholders. We provide tailor-made training sessions and lectures on multilateral negotiation management for our public and private clients.
Our online Knowledge Hub collects, systematises, and makes available practical knowledge on multilateral negotiation facilitation. It aspires to become a central resource for practitioners, academics, and private actors.
Former UNFCCC Executive Secretary
Director-General of the World Trade Organization, 2005-2013
UNFCCC Executive Secretary, President COP16
Head of Environment and Climate Division, French Foreign Ministry