In November 2016, the Centre for Multilateral Negotiations gave a one-day interactive training on multilateral negotiation management and negotiation skills as part of an annual course by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the University of Eastern Finland (UEF).
The training provided the analytical and practical tools to present and future negotiators of multilateral environmental agreements. Participants gained relevant insights in how efficient negotiation management fosters global cooperation
Key elements of the training included
- Advancing negotiation skills by interactive exercises
- Providing empirical material and delivering practice-relevant negotiation theory,
- Applying it to the negotiations of participants.
Around 30 participants from developing and developed countries showed great enthusiasm after the training, and expressed the relevance and usefulness of the session. They included:
- Experienced government officials engaged in international environmental negotiations;
- High-level representatives of NGOs, private sector and academia.
The training was part of the high-profile two-week course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements, international environmental law-making and diplomacy, intended to increase the effectiveness of negotiations.