The role of mediation in international relations: „call for peaceful conflict resolutions in globalization“ Dr. Thomas R. Henschel European School of Governance culture meets culture 03.-06. Mail 2006, EUROAPHAUS WIEN
Peace Consolidation (UN / OSCE) A systematic and long-term oriented process to deal with the sources of violent conflicts and to build the framework, the institutions and structures for a society to live in together in peace
Three phases of Peace Consolidation (UN / OSCE)
I. II. III. Preventing deadly conflicts Preventing escalation Preventing rebirth of conflict
Peace Consolidation is basically seen as a technological project concerning resources, technical support, capacities, methods of external actors to act most effective according to the operational needs on the ground
Gap between early warning and early action
Lack of co-ordination coherent approaches between state and non-state actors
One track classical diplomacy
Almost non bottom-up information flow and network
High-tech military warning systems not suited to the prevailing of new wars
In a more and more complex and dynamic world, in which one men could destroy the whole world, we need mediation as a sufficient approach and tool to deal in a peaceful and participative way with international conflicts.
An approach that empowers the civil society by empowering participation and the citizens itself.
An approach that is dialog and process orientated and leaves the responsibility with the people.
Dr. Thomas R. Henschel European School of Governance, Berlin Im Palais am Festungsgraben Am Festungsgraben 1 10117 Berlin Tel.: +49 (0)30 20 61 62 57 FAX: +49 (0)30 20 61 62 92 Email: [email_address] www.eusg.de