Publication author: Dr. Antje Herrberg and Dr. Oliver Wils
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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 this capacity, but also provides recommendations on how the successful model of the Mediation Support Unit Standby Team can be developed further.