FEATURE: Diplomacy of the conscience – The Holy See at the United Nations

Ever since 1964, when it was informally accepted to the United Nations General Assembly, the Holy See has had a permanent seat at international discussions and used its observer status to go on record about matters of peace and human dignity.

Dreams of people around the world celebrated in Rockwell drawing

The dreams and aspirations of the people of the world and the role of diplomacy are being celebrated in a drawing that is being exhibited at the UN in New York; that’s according to the Deputy Secretary-General of the organization.

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UN pushes for more preventive diplomacy ahead of high-level meeting

The United Nations today further highlighted the need for preventive diplomacy to nip crises in the bud before they become more intractable and deadly, as it prepared for a high-level discussion next week to enhance the tools at hand.

Citing successes, Ban urges more preventive diplomacy to defuse conflicts

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on the world community to reinforce preventive diplomacy which, through a system of early warnings and skilled interventions, can pre-empt conflicts before they erupt, saving both lives and national resources.

Secretary-General praises Asian forum for resolving disputes peacefully

The Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building in Asia (CICA), which brings the region’s nations together to discuss wide-ranging issues, has a key role to play in addressing threats to peace and development, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

Top UN mediation team now on call for crises around the world

A mediation team with some of the world’s leading experts in ceasefires, transitional justice, power-sharing and constitutional arrangements is now on standby to help resolve crises around the world, the United Nations’ top political official announced today.