Peaceful Settlement of Disputes and Conflict Prevention

Rama Mani

in The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199560103
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Politics & International Relations

Peaceful Settlement of Disputes and Conflict Prevention


This article examines the issues traditionally dealt with by the Secretary-General of the UN. These issues are negotiations, fact-finding, mediation, good offices, conciliation, and arbitration. More recent inventions such as international tribunals and regional arrangements are studied as well. The concept of ‘culture of prevention’ is introduced in this article.

Keywords: disputes; conflict prevention; settlement; international tribunals; regional arrangements; mediation; arbitration; negotiations; culture of prevention; conciliation

Article.  10734 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; International Relations

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