Diplomacy and Good Offices in the Prevention of Conflict

Day, Adam and Pichler Fong, Alexandra (2017). Diplomacy and Good Offices in the Prevention of Conflict. Conflict Prevention Series. United Nations University Centre for Policy Research.

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    Author Day, Adam
    Pichler Fong, Alexandra
    Title Diplomacy and Good Offices in the Prevention of Conflict
    Series Title Conflict Prevention Series
    Volume/Issue No. 3
    Publication Date 2017-08
    Place of Publication Tokyo
    Publisher United Nations University Centre for Policy Research
    Pages 14
    Language eng
    Abstract This thematic paper examines the conditions under which preventive diplomacy has been effective in helping to shift the calculus of key actors to resolve conflict through peaceful means rather than violence. It focuses on recent cases where the potential for escalation was acute as well as lessons from a broader range of settings. The paper draws on the academic literature in this field but, given the dearth of empirical research on recent diplomatic prevention efforts, it is based heavily on policy-oriented papers, internal UN assessments, expert interviews, and the authors’ own experiences as practitioners.
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2017
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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