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UN Resolution calls for more effective use of mediation in conflict resolution

On 9th September 2016, the UN General Assembly adopted the fourth UN Resolution on mediation, as presented by the co-chairs of the UN Group of Friends on mediation, Finland and Turkey. The Resolution encourages the Member States and the United Nations and regional organizations to support and finance the implementation of mediation for the peaceful resolution of disputes. Also, it acknowledges the significant contribution of mediation and recognizes the need of the mediators’ professionalism, impartiality and agreement with the obligations of the States. The Resolution seeks to strengthen the collaboration and coordination of societal actors and calls for an active participation of women in key-roles of the conflict prevention and resolution.

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