PublicationsScoping and ReviewsUN Standby Team

The Evolution of the United Nations Standby Team of Mediation Experts in Context

This synthesis report considers trends and issues in the context of international peace mediation and mediation support, and related them to the past, present and future operational needs of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs, specifically to the Standby Team of Mediation Experts. In the last seven years, the mediation support field enjoyed an associated increase in the number of actors and a growing awareness of the complexity of the practice with a view to achieving sustainable peace. There is an increased tendency for indigenous mediation practice and for…
mediatEUr
1 February, 2015
PublicationsScoping and ReviewsUN Standby Team

Evaluation of the Mediation Support Unit Standby Team

To strengthen the UN capacity for mediation, the Standby Team of Mediation Experts was established in March 2008, to assist UN or non-UN mediators globally on a wide range of issues that arise in peace talks. The Standby Team is operated by the Norwegian Refugee Council, and available for mediation support activities in the Policy and Mediation Division of UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA). This evaluation was carried out by mediatEUr in partnership with Berghof Peace Support. The evaluation does not only scrutinise the mechanism and the set-up of…
mediatEUr
1 January, 2011