Diversity and Inclusion

Upcoming event: International Women’s Day (CIArb)

IMI are delighted to be a supporting organisation for CIArb’s upcoming International Women’s Day event. While naturally its focus is on arbitration, we are sure that mediators and other dispute resolution professionals will be able to both contribute to the conversation and learn valuable takeaways for their own practice. This year’s keynote speech will be …

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It’s time we started talking about neurodiversity in dispute resolution

Article originally published 24 August on the Australian Dispute Resolution Research Network blog, found here. Republished with permission. Research into neurodiversity is on the rise. As the concept makes its way into the zeitgeist, it’s time for us to start thinking about the many implications for mediation. What is neurodiversity? Neurodiversity is an overarching term …

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7 Keys: Government—Actively Support UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace & Security

Resolution 1325 marks the first time that the UNSC affirmed the critical role of women in conflict resolution and peace building. It calls on governments to adopt a gender perspective when implementing peace agreements and stresses the importance of women as full participants in mediation processes.[ii] Governments have a responsibility to ensure mediation[iii] becomes an …

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IMI 2030: Taking Mediation Forward

At IMI’s Board meeting two weeks ago, we discussed the next steps for IMI. We are dedicated to our ongoing vision of “professional mediation worldwide: promoting consensus and access to justice” and mission to: Set and achieve high mediation standards Convene stakeholders and parties Promote understanding and adoption of mediation Disseminate skills for parties, counsel …

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