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United Nations Guidance for Effective Mediation

United Nations Guidance for Effective Mediation

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Published by N R Dewi Nurmayani
The United Nations has drawn on its extensive experience as well as the expertise of partners to develop practical guidance material to support mediation actors. Most recently, the Secretary General developed the United Nations Guidance for Effective Mediation in response to a request from the General Assembly (A/RES/65/283). The Guidance is designed as a reference document, drawing on the experiences of Member States, the United Nations system, regional, sub-regional and other international organizations, non-governmental organizations, women’s groups, religious leaders, the academic community, as well as mediators and mediation specialist.

The Guidance identifies a number of key fundamentals that should be considered in mediation processes: preparedness; consent; impartiality; inclusivity; national ownership; international law and normative frameworks; coherence; coordination and complementarity of the mediation effort; and quality peace agreements. The Guidance explains each fundamental, outlines some potential challenges and dilemmas facing mediators and offers some guidance. The Guidance acknowledges that all conflicts are unique and require specific approaches, but highlights good practices that should inform the approaches of all mediators in order to increase the prospects of success, minimize the potential for mediator error and help generate an environment more conducive to mediation.
The United Nations has drawn on its extensive experience as well as the expertise of partners to develop practical guidance material to support mediation actors. Most recently, the Secretary General developed the United Nations Guidance for Effective Mediation in response to a request from the General Assembly (A/RES/65/283). The Guidance is designed as a reference document, drawing on the experiences of Member States, the United Nations system, regional, sub-regional and other international organizations, non-governmental organizations, women’s groups, religious leaders, the academic community, as well as mediators and mediation specialist.

The Guidance identifies a number of key fundamentals that should be considered in mediation processes: preparedness; consent; impartiality; inclusivity; national ownership; international law and normative frameworks; coherence; coordination and complementarity of the mediation effort; and quality peace agreements. The Guidance explains each fundamental, outlines some potential challenges and dilemmas facing mediators and offers some guidance. The Guidance acknowledges that all conflicts are unique and require specific approaches, but highlights good practices that should inform the approaches of all mediators in order to increase the prospects of success, minimize the potential for mediator error and help generate an environment more conducive to mediation.

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United Nations
Guidance orEfective Mediation
 
 The
United Nations Guidance or Eective Mediation
was issued as anannex to the report o the Secretary-General on
Strengthening the roleo mediation in the peaceul settlement o disputes, confict preventionand resolution
(A/66/811, 25 June 2012). The Guidance is disseminated by the Mediation Support Unit (MSU),based in the Policy and Mediation Division o the Department o Politi-cal Afairs. MSU is a service provider that assists the mediation andacilitation initiatives o the United Nations, Member States, regional/subregional organizations and other relevant partners. It is also theinstitutional repository o mediation knowledge, lessons learned andbest practices.A mobile application o the Guidance or Efective Mediation is alsoavailable on the United Nations Peacemaker website:www.peacemaker.un.org
Design and layout: Rick Jones, StudioExile (rick@studioexile.com)Printed at the United Nations, New York 
 
United Nations Guidance or Efective Mediation
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Foreword
Mediation is one o the most eective methods o preventing, man-aging and resolving conicts. To be eective, however, a mediationprocess requires more than the appointment o a high-profle individualto act as a third party. Antagonists oten need to be persuaded o themerits o mediation, and peace processes must be well-supportedpolitically, technically and fnancially. Ad-hoc and poorly coordinatedmediation eorts – even when launched with the best o intentions –do not advance the goal o achieving durable peace. The
United Nations Guidance or Efective Mediation
is designed to sup-port proessional and credible mediation eorts around the world. This concise reerence document encompasses the wealth o expe-rience o mediators working at the international, national and locallevels. It also draws on the views o benefciaries o successul media-tion processes as well as those who have suered rom ailed media-tion attempts.While all disputes and conicts are unique and require specifc ap-proaches, there are good practices that should inorm the approacheso all mediators. This publication aims to help parties to strengthentheir understanding o eective mediation, and to assist mediatorsin maximizing the chances or success. I commend this
Guidance
toall those engaged in mediation or interested in this essential toolor the peaceul resolution o disputes and conicts.
Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-GeneralUnited NationsSeptember 2012

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