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The art of mediation – Lynn Finnegan

Brendan Mc Allister, in an interview with Lynn Finnegan reflects on a conversation that he had with the Dalai Lama in Northern Ireland, who was there on a peace mission, sitting in with a Catholic priest: "This is what mediation is trying to facilitate - enabling the process to see beyond what is evident and rather, to become informed by their own inferiority". You can access this beautiful article here: The Art of Mediation
Antje Herrberg
13 June, 2018
Blog Posts - Words of Peace

Working to advance women in high level mediation

Despite the fact that landmark UN Security Council Resolution 1325 is soon going to celebrate its twentieth anniversary, the number of women who lead or participate in high level peace mediation processes remains disappointing. Why is it so hard to translate lip service into concrete results? One of the issues practitioners and policy makers including Kathrin Quesada from mediatEUr who gathered at last year’s symposium on advancing women in high level mediation in Durham identified is the selection process: Generally, appointments for high level mediation processes are made on the…
Kathrin Quesada
13 June, 2018

mediatEUr launches new website

We are launching our new website with a key mission: to make our work on mediation and dialogue accessible, and to bring you the best knowledge, ideas and initiatives on building peace around the world.
18 December, 2017
Blog Posts - Words of PeaceDialogue Support Platform in UkraineThematic Areas

For dialogue in Ukraine, the time is always now

When I first started working on dialogue in Ukraine, I sat down with two think-tankers from Kyiv and explained to them that my interest, and that of my colleagues’, was in dialogue and mediation: “we want to learn who’s doing dialogue and what they’re learning from it.” They looked at me cross and made it clear that “no one is doing dialogue in Ukraine”.


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