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. The following advisory services are offered to facilitators, delegates, and other stakeholders in multilateral negotiations.

  • Strategy development: teamwork communication, preparing the ground, informal dialogues, negotiation structure, key facilitators, convergence strategies;
  • Active negotiation support: involves advice such as adjusting the strategy and/or (re-)formulating negotiation positions on the go;
  • Performance assessment: analysing behaviour and results, collecting lessons learned, identifying next steps.

Advice: Negotiation management workshop for the COP23-Presidency of Fiji

In May 2017, the Centre for Multilateral Negotiations completed a two-day workshop for COP23 to support the incoming COP Presidency, the Government of Fiji. The workshop convened experts and officials from Morocco, France, Mexico, Denmark, and the UNFCCC Secretariat.

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Advice: Negotiation management workshop in preparation for COP21

The Centre for Multilateral Negotiations arranged a negotiation management workshops for the management of the UNFCCC Secretariat, including the Executive Secretary, and 45 officials from the French Foreign and Environment Ministries in March and April 2014.

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Advice: Negotiation management workshop for the WTO ministerial conference 2017

In collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank, World Economic Forum and the Argentinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Centre for Multilateral Negotiations hosted a negotiation management workshop for the WTO chairmanship in May and June 2017.

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Advice: Negotiation management workshop preparing for COP22

In April 2016, the Centre for Multilateral Negotiations arranged a two-days workshop with the government of Morocco holding the Presidency of the UN climate summit 2016 (COP22) and facing the first post-decision COP after Paris.

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