We now present the core body of WMO’s activities, namely: global consultancies, conflict analysis and evaluation. In order to widen the professional range of experience, we generally create an executive group of international experts who match best with the necessity of the concrete inquiry.

On this page you will find an introduction to our main fields of action (Mediation for States, Organizations, Individuals) as well as to the WMO Counseling Concept which is set up as a threefold structure. Due to our worldwide network of registered academic experts in the field, the WMO constantly receives updates of local social and inner state developments. Our constantly growing human resource enables us to promote alternative dispute management in online and local face-to-face sessions in a worldwide mood.

All professional services offered by WMO are realized by a truly international team of experts. As we believe in the power and the positive impact of team work, none of our projects is realized by less than three expert practitioners. Hereby, we create a project working group that grants the widest range of relevant expertise and the highest level of critical and analytical thinking skills possible. We offer Conflict Analysis and Evaluation, Mediation and Conflict Counseling, as well as Conflict Reporting and Measuring.

Mediation between states often becomes highly complex. In order to offer the full competence required to manage such context, the World Mediation Organization retains a team of at least 5 experienced counsellors to take up labour. The WMO counseling services are strictly confidencial and are based on the UN Guidedance for Effective Mediation. Aspects that may impact international disputes are Diplomacy, International and Treaty Law, Cultural Discrepancy, Threat of Armed Conflict, Human Rights etc.

Mediation for Organizations mainly concentrates on two forms: a) Mediation within the Organization, and b) Mediation between Organizations. While the former point more concentrates on optimizing internal processes and its functionality, the latter focuses onextensive complexity. Such a conflict can include intercultural and international aspects as well as treaty law and third party interests. The World Mediation Organization recomands to operate with a team of three to five counselors who know about the challenges of such content and who are duly prepared to guide such an issue to a constructive and sustainable finalization.

Mediation for Individuals is a further field of action that interlaces several challenging facets of social and conflict science. While Mediation for States and Organizations may be regarded as a Macro-Cosmos of Conflict, Mediation for Individuals is definetely the Micro-Cosmos of Conflict. Hereby, the characteristics of each of them can be found in the corresponding counterpart. Often, inner-familiar conflicts may be traced back to several other conflict frames where more than one sub-conflict exists. The World Mediation Organization proposes a team of at least two mediators for the management of such conflicts.

Feel free to benefit of the below stated example of analytical working:

Cyprus Issue: the UN Role in Mediation and Conflict Negotiation

Introduction: The modern ethnic conflicts in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East (and beyond it) provide severe challenges to the whole international order and stability. Any time they could erupt into conventional wars. Numerous ethnic clashes and tensions, particularly in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, between Syria and Turkey, Israel and Lebanon, etc. are the good examples of such a possibility. In these circumstances, the role of the United Nations (UN) in the sphere of international mediation and conflict resolution is vital. It is well known, that according to the UN Charter, the maintenance of international peace and security is a primary responsibility of the UN and its bodies.

Recognizing its role and the need for a more professional approach to mediation, the UN has enhanced recently its operational readiness to implement and support mediation efforts across the world. A key innovation in this regard was the establishment of a Mediation Support Unit within a Policy and Mediation Division of the UN Department of Political Affairs and, within a unit, creation of a Standby Team of mediation experts with a goal of supporting relevant actors of the international relations to achieve a just and sustainable peace through a settlement of disputes. Within this context, the so called “Cyprus Problem”, which is the issue of political and economic reunification of the island, should remain among the main targets of the UN.

This conflict report “Cyprus Issue: the UN Role in Mediation and Conflict Negotiation” has become of a vital importance for the moment for many reasons. Particularly, in April 2016, the Telegraph featured a cover story on Cyprus Problem entitled “Cyprus may Be Small, but its Reunification could Have Huge Global Ramifications”1. Thus, resolving Cyprus Dispute under the auspices of the UN could be seen as a key step to lessening the historic enmity between Turks and Greeks and, therefore, enhancing co-ordination among the countries of the region which, in turn, would help to extend democracy, stability and free market to a zone of current turmoil in general. From the other hand, resolving Cyprus Problem as soon as possible could be a clear test to see whether the current bodies of the UN can work effectively to mediate and, to the end, to solve the global ethnic conflicts and disputes across the world.

Historical Review of the Conflict: Cyprus, owing to its strategic position, was throughout its history colonized by some of the most influential colonial powers in the Eastern Mediterranean. In 1878 Britain was the last power to occupy Cyprus, taking over the island from the Ottoman Empire.

The Republic of Cyprus became an independent state on August 16, 1960, and a member of the United Nations (UN) one month later. The Constitution of the Republic, which came into effect on the day of independence, was intended to balance the interests of both the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot communities. In 1960, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey and the United Kingdom entered into … Continue reading …

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