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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.