mediation

UN salutes new Libya ceasefire agreement that points to ‘a better, safer, and more peaceful future’

Warring parties in Libya on Friday agreed an historic ceasefire, which was hailed by the head of the UN Support Mission in the country (UNSMIL), who led the mediation, as a courageous act that can help secure a “a better, safer, and more peaceful future for all the Libyan people”.

Thursday’s Daily Brief: The power of mediation, Southern Africa food crisis, urban deaths, climate meeting update and Iraq protest latest

A recap of Thursday’s top stories: Guterres in Turkey underscores successes of mediation; 45 million lack food across Southern Africa; rights experts push to release Palestinian hunger striker; new UN health report targets causes of urban deaths; Climate change conference finds a new home; Iraq protests put country at ‘a crossroads’

Syria’s groundbreaking constitutional talks: ‘a clear success of mediation’ says Guterres in Turkey

Mediation is “one of our most important tools to reduce and end conflict”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the sixth Istanbul Mediation Conference, in Turkey's largest city on Thursday.

Conflict prevention, mediation: among ‘most important tools’ to reduce human suffering, Guterres tells Security Council 

Conflict prevention and mediation are two of “the most important tools at our disposal to reduce human suffering” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council on Wednesday.  

New UN Ombudsman has been listening to problems ‘all my life’

With eight days on the job, Shireen Dodson, the new UN Ombudsman, did not set out to become a career mediator, but began to master the basics as a young child, when she diplomatically negotiated between her divorced parents. In an interview with UN News, she told Liz Scaffidi why she feels the role is a great fit, and how she hopes to boost collaboration and partnerships across the UN.

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As conflicts become more complex, ‘mediation is no longer an option; it is a necessity’, UN chief tells Security Council

As war and the mediation of peace have become increasingly complex, innovative thinking is needed to save and improve the lives of millions, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Wednesday.

News in Brief 29 August 2018

  • Both war and mediating peace becoming ‘increasingly complex’, says UN Secretary-General
  • ‘Every effort’ must be made to bring the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty into force, urges UN chief
  • Refugee education is in crisis, warns UNHCR
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Rise in violent conflict shows prevention ‘more necessary than ever’: UN chief

With the number of people killed in armed conflict rising tenfold since 2005, preventive action is “more necessary than ever,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday.

UN Daily News Programme 29 November 2017

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn.

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Mediation board focuses on 'hybrid peace-building' to prevent war

A new high-level board to advise the UN chief on mediation efforts around the world is aiming to turn the focus away from talk of “hybrid wars” to “hybrid peace-building.”

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