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date: 16 November 2019

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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

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