Mandating Peace: Enhancing the UN Security Council’s Approach to Mediation

Zoom Webinar
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., March 15, 2021

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The UN Security Council has primary responsibility for ending armed conflicts. But how do its resolutions affect crucial mediation efforts to achieve that goal? Until recently, there was little debate on this vital question by scholars and the Council itself. 

Last year, the German government commissioned a groundbreaking report exploring how the Council can contribute to more effective mediation, which is often the only means of stopping killings and massive humanitarian suffering. In October, UN member states discussed the report at a special meeting of the Council

Join us for a panel discussion on the report, featuring government officials, senior mediators, civil society experts, and the report’s author—Professor Laurie Nathan, director of the Mediation Program at the Keough School’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Hear insights from experts who will unpack and debate the report’s findings and what they mean for the future of mediation and peacemaking.

This event is presented by the Keough School and the Mediation Program of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, in partnership with the German Federal Foreign Office and the Mediation Support Network.

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Antje Herrberg

Senior Mediation Advisor, European External Action Service, European Union

Barney Afako

Member, United Nations Standby Team of Senior Mediation Advisors

Asif Khan

Chief of Mediation Support, United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs

Ambassador Günter Sautter

Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations

David Lanz

Co-head, swisspeace Mediation Program

Oliver Wils

Senior Advisor, Middle East, Berghof Foundation

Laurie Nathan

Mediation Program Director, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs