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The fourth edition of the Istanbul Conference on Mediation is being held Friday with the theme of "Surge in Diplomacy, Action in Mediation". Experts, diplomats, practitioners and scholars from around the world will explore ways and means to promote mediation as a prominent conflict prevention and resolution method.There has also been substantial improvement in international capacity for preventive diplomacy and mediation within the U.N., regional and subregional organizations and civil society.The group has also contributed to the 2012 "United Nations Guidance for Effective Mediation," a fundamental document for those who practice and study mediation worldwide.These landmark conferences are designed to bring together numerous practitioners and scholars in the field of conflict prevention and mediation activities.This year the conference will explore how mediation methodology and practice can take better account of the needs of the day.
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