Foreign Minister Tuomioja: New UN resolution on mediation turns spotlight on regional mediation organisations
In New York on 31 July, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted the third UN resolution on mediation proposed by Finland and Turkey. Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja says the consensus resolution marks a significant step forward.
"Regional organisations are playing an increasing role in conflict prevention and mediation, but their full potential has yet to be realised. This resolution, drafted under Finnish and Turkish leadership, provides a major boost to the development of UN and regional mediation efforts,¿ Mr Tuomioja points out.