Preparing the ground
Teamwork
Communication
Key organisers and facilitators
Informal dialogues
Non-party stakeholders
Convergence strategies

Outreach by organisers

Outreach should be conducted by a host government and key individuals from the supporting secretariat, for example through travel diplomacy.

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Hand-overs and briefings

Incoming host governments will often meet with the outgoing host and the secretariat for hand-overs and briefings. This allows the new host government to use information, best practices and outcomes from the past to make progress in the upcoming negotiations.

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Building trust and relationships

Facilitators of multilateral negotiations - including chairs, presidents and key figures in the secretariat - can increase their trustworthiness in the eyes of the negotiating parties by undertaking certain activities and behaviours.

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