The Use of Conference Diplomacy in Conflict Prevention

In the UN magazine, the UN Chronicle, Dr. Abi Williams explains conference diplomacy as a diplomatic tool and details its history, lessons learned and future application. Read more

“For those seized with the imperative of preventing deadly conflict, the “peace conference” has many assets as part of the diplomatic toolbox. It allows focused attention to the issue at hand, brings together all relevant actors—ideally in a neutral setting and by a trusted convener—and fosters both momentum as well as a clear deadline for action.”

Dr. Abi Williams, President of The Hague Institute for Global Justice

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