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Global Negotiation Conference 2023 
Wednesday 12th July 2023 at 18:30 (CEST)
Aula der alten Kantonsschule (RAA G 01), Rämistrasse 59, Zürich 80
01 and streamed live via Zoom and YouTube

Please note that this event has reached capacity. We reserve the right to only admit guests who have registered for the keynote prior to Wednesday, July 12th, 9am or have been invited by the IGN.

Humanitarian Negotiation: Challenges and Opportunities


Since leaving his role at the ICRC he has taken up numerous engagements, including serving as the President of the Board of the Basel Institute on Governance, a Member of the Advisory Council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and a Member of the Board of Directors of Zurich Insurance. 

Peter Maurer

President of the International Committee of the Red Cross from 2012 to 2022


We are delighted that the keynote address of the Global Negotiation Conference 2023 will be delivered by Peter Maurer who will reflect on his experience of humanitarian negotiation and the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Peter Maurer served as the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)  from 2012 to 2022. Prior to that, he served as Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in Switzerland from 2010 to 2012, and held the role of Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations from 2004 to 2010. He began his career in the Swiss diplomatic service in 1986, with various positions in Switzerland, South Africa and the U.S. 

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