Disputes, Mediation and the UN

The Nation
July 25, 2011

The United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) passed a resolution citing the “untapped potential” of mediation and its useful role in the peaceful settlement of disputes. As the first resolution on peace mediation passed by the UN, the resolution was presented by Finland and Turkey. It was unanimously approved.

The international community has shown universal support for the resolution which is proof of the growing need to pool efforts to make mediation more effective and efficient. The aim of the resolution is to “consolidate normative mediation efforts, reinforce support for mediation activities and enhance engagement by member states.”

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