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Join the Celebrations as we honour Senator George Mitchell

The American statesman who brokered the Good Friday Agreement will be feted at a special awards ceremony in Belfast on 14 May.  

Senator George Mitchell is to receive an Honorary Award for Leadership and Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland from CO3, the leadership organisation for the Third Sector.

The event, which is sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance will be held at the La Mon House Hotel from 6.15pm. It is open to all and tables are now available.

At the dinner he will be sharing his insights into leadership and peace-making and there will be the opportunity for guests to ask him for his reflections on both past and present challenges.

Senator Mitchell was appointed US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland in 1995.

Following the failure to set up devolution, he acted as a facilitator in the review of the deadlocked process, helping to find a way to implement an inclusive power-sharing executive and the decommissioning of paramilitary weapons.

He was universally praised for his patience, charm and scrupulous impartiality and also for how quickly he grasped the intricacies and nuances of Northern Ireland politics. He brought all of his skills to the process, devoting years of his life to helping to promote peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland.

He later wrote that when the Good Friday Agreement was signed: "I took a deep breath and felt tears welling in my eyes. I had to sit down."

Nora Smith, chief executive of CO3 said: “This is a unique opportunity for civic and business leaders to honour, hear from and engage with one of the world’s most distinguished statesmen. And as we lurch into further uncertainty, with no Executive or Assembly and with Brexit, he could not be coming at a more appropriate time.

When we look back at what Senator Mitchell played such a leading part in achieving, his extraordinary ability to bring people together seems even more remarkable. We owe him a great debt of gratitude and we need leaders like that today.

This will be a very special night and there will be other special guests with insights and memories to share of his wonderful work here.

There are still tables available for this unique and wonderful black tie dinner with Senator George Mitchell.  It is a fantastic opportunity to engage with leaders from across the private and public sectors and to hear first-hand the leadership journey of a global statesman”. 



Date: Tuesday 14 May 19

Time: 6.15pm Drinks Reception, 7.00pm Welcome Address, 10.00pm Close

Venue: La Mon Hotel & Country Club, (41 Gransha Rd, Castlereagh, Belfast BT23 5RF).

Directions: You can view a map here as well as directions from Belfast.

Parking: There is ample free parking available at the Hotel.

Dress Code: Formal Black Tie, Evening Dress (Cocktail Lengh acceptable)

About the event: The dinner will be accessible through the “Main Foyer” in the Conference Centre, however this is also accessible through the main hotel reception.

For information please email tracey@co3.bz or tel 028 90 245356


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