Civil Society Support Room
The Civil Society Support Room (CSSR) was established in January 2016 by the Office of the Special Envoy for Syria as a platform to ensure an inclusive political process by consulting with and engaging a broad and diverse range of civil society actors. Through the CSSR, civil society actors can meet, interact and exchange insights and ideas among themselves, with the Office of the Special Envoy, relevant UN actors, as well as international stakeholders.
UN experience and best practices in mediation processes clearly suggest that peace agreements are more sustainable if women and civil society are adequately and meaningfully included in the political and mediation process. The UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen has repeatedly engaged civil society actors and continues to do so as part of his strategic priorities and his approach to the mediation process.
The CSSR is supported by Switzerland, Norway, the European Union and Sweden. The Norwegian Centre for Conflict Resolution (NOREF) and Swisspeace are implementing partners.
To contact the CSSR team, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org