This section contains UN guidance material for setting up and managing mediation initiatives. The material provides practitioners with practical advice and options in addressing some of the key challenges in mediation to maximize the chances for success.

Climate Change Guidance
United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs

The Implications of Climate Change for Mediation and Peace Processes

Local Level
United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs

Engaging at the Local Level: Options for UN Mediators

Ceasefires
United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs

Guidance on Mediation of Ceasefires

Report
Mediation Support Unit

UN Support to Local Mediation: Challenges and Opportunities

Report

Mediating Peace with Climate Change: Integrating Climate Change Considerations Into Mediation

Report

United Nations Handbook for Field Missions on Preventing and Responding to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

Report
United Nations (Mediation Support Unit, Policy and Mediation Division)

Policy Note on the United Nations Secretary-General's Call for a Global Ceasefire: Challenges and Opportunities

Report
United Nations Department of Political Affairs, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Constitutions and Peace Processes: A Primer

Report

Guidance Note of the Secretary-General on United Nations Constitutional Assistance

Guide
United Nations Department of Political Affairs, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Guidance on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Strategies

Natural Resources and Conflict: A Guide for Mediation Practitioners

Natural Resources and Conflict: A Guide for Mediation Practitioners

Guide
United Nations Department of Political Affairs, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Guidance for Mediators: Addressing Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Ceasefire and Peace Agreements

imag
United Nations Department of Political Affairs, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Mediation Start-up Guidelines

Guide

A Manual for UN Mediators: Advice from UN Representatives