Unity of the host facilitation team

A facilitation team working as one with clearly defined positions and responsibilities. This includes alignment regarding goals, strategies, and communication.

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Unity of the international organisation

Unity refers to a common understanding of goals and strategies, aligned communication, and a clear distribution of roles. An international organisation brings together governments to decide upon international policy and provides the institutional architecture within which international negotiators conduct their work. They are responsible for the administrative and logistical organisation of multilateral negotiations. Often, this role falls to the secretariat team.

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Host-Secretariat Partnership

Partnership refers to cooperation and good working relationships between the host facilitation team and the relevant international secretariat. While the facilitation team has final responsibility for the process, the two teams depend on each other for their optimal functioning and effective management of the negotiation process.

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