Peace Treaty Initiative Expert Advisory Group

Dag Halvor Nylander

Based in Oslo, Dag Halvor Nylander is the newly-appointed Director of the Norwegian Centre for Conflict Resolution (NOREF). Nylander comes from the position as director and head of the Section for Peace and Reconciliation in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). 

In his diplomatic career, Nylander has held the prominent role of mediator and Norwegian special envoy to Colombia. From 2010 to 2016 he led the Norwegian facilitation of the peace process between the Colombian government and the FARC. This work built on the foundations laid from 2006 to 2008, when he headed the Norwegian embassy in Bogotá. In 2017 he was appointed the United Nations Secretary-General’s personal representative on the border controversy between Venezuela and Guyana, and from 2018 he has been director and head of the Section for Peace and Reconciliation in the MFA. He is a jurist by education and has practised both as a lawyer and an assistant judge.