United Nations Guidance for Effective Mediation

The United Nations Guidance for Effective Mediation was issued as an annex to the report of the Secretary-General on Strengthening the Role of Mediation in the Peaceful Settlement of Disputes, Conflict Prevention and Resolution (A/66/811, 25 June 2012).

The Guidance is disseminated by the Mediation Support Unity (MSU) based in the Policy and Mediation Division of the Department of Political Affairs. MSU is a service provider that assists he mediation and facilitation initiatives of the United Nations, Member States, regional/subregional organizations and other relevant partners. It is also the institutional repository of mediation knowledge, lessons learned and best practices.