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Exclusive report: General Baraka’s one hundred children

Exclusive report: General Baraka’s one hundred children  by Daniel Tamene Daniel Tamene, our Programme Finance Manager, recently travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo to visit our partner Centre Resolution Conflits (CRC). He accompanied CRC into the bush to see first-hand the negotiation process they manage every time they rescue and resettle child soldiers. Here is Daniel’s exclusive […]

Political peace vs. real peace in Colombia

Political peace vs. real peace in Colombia April 8 2016: The Colombian Government has announced the beginning of peace dialogues with a major armed group. But Colombia’s regions – and civil society – are still under siege. The situation has to be dealt with, says Lina María Jaramillo. Last week was a bi-polar week for Colombia. […]

Inclusive peacebuilding: recognised but not realised

April 2016 April 7 2016: A monthly selection of the best new research and resources on local peacebuilding worldwide, as chosen by Insight on Conflict. This month’s edition features articles on early warning, new media and more.Sign up here to receive the newsletter by email each month. Research this month Inclusive peacebuilding: recognised but not realised [A]s […]

Mediating in Chisinau and Tiraspol

Communiqué of the mediators and observers following their visit to Chisinau and Tiraspol CHISINAU 6 April 2016 Newsroom CHISINAU, 6 April 2016 – On 5 and 6 April 2016, visits to Chisinau and Tiraspol were made by the mediators and the observers in the Permanent Conference on Political Issues in the Framework of the Negotiation Process […]

International Mediation in Russia

RUSSIA The Case for International Mediation in Russia and with Russian Parties Alexander Khazov and Wolf Jürgen von Kumberg/April 1, 2016 / Khazov, Kashkin & Partners Law Office УмомРоссиюнепонять, Аршиномобщимнеизмерить. У нейособеннаястать, В Россиюможнотольковерить! Fyodor Tyutchev, Russian poet, 1803–1873 You will not grasp her with your mind Or cover with a common label, For Russia is one […]

Negotiation Skills in Business Communication: Seeking Advice from Others

Negotiation Skills in Business Communication: Seeking Advice from Others Negotiation skills in business communications to create better agreements with your counterpart include seeking advice from others BY PON STAFF — ON MARCH 28TH, 2016    Negotiation skills in business communication and seeking advice from others, what are the potential benefits? Advice seeking inherently employs multiple […]

Is peace finally in the air for Colombian civil society? March 25 2016: After 60 years of conflict, civil society in Colombia is beginning to take its peacebuilding task seriously. Lina Jaramillo reports on an innovative award that is encouraging local approaches to peace. To build a peaceful society after 60 years of conflict is one […]

Music for Mediators

Music for Mediators by AMANDA A Side: Crying in the Rain. B Side: I’m Not Angry www.planetearthrecords.co.ukFor years I have talked about the similarity of mediation with both photographyand music, particularly jazz. I have been clearing out my inbox and came across an hilarious email trail between some of the UK’s top mediators. The topic – songs for […]

Interview-Beverly Tarr

Beverly R. Tarr 1. What requirements do you think a good mediator should have? Patient Non-judgmental Interpersonal skills Listening skills Reality testing skills Control the process exclusively, not outcomes 2. What training do you consider most adequate to become a good mediator? 100 hours minimum with at least 50% being practical base simulations. 25% shadowing […]

Stop Hate Speech

March 17 2016: Hate speech and discrimination are common in Bosnia-Herzegovina – jeopardising the progress it has made in overcoming prejudice. But NGOs and individuals are fighting back, as Elma Karahodžić reports. The biggest challenge is not to allow politics to control and divide people According to non-governmental and international organisations, hate speech in Bosnia-Herzegovina is […]