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Videos available: Investor-state mediation events

Videos available: Investor-state mediation events
The video and summary for the recent IMI-SIMI Investor-State Mediation roundtable is now available. Featuring Judith Knieper (UNCITRAL), Mark Appel (IMI ISDS Taskforce member and former Chair), Alejandro Carballo Leyda ... Read More

Dr Bharati Rao on Advocating for Mediation Education in India

Dr Bharati Rao on Advocating for Mediation Education in India
Dr Bharati Rao recently gave a presentation on advocating for mediation education in India in the era of the Singapore Convention on Mediation. In her presentation, she gave an introduction ... Read More

Pasit Asawawattanaporn on Thailand and the Singapore Convention on Mediation

Pasit Asawawattanaporn on Thailand and the Singapore Convention on Mediation
Pasit Asawawattanaporn, Managing Director of the Thailand Arbitration Centre, recently gave a presentation on Thailand and the Singapore Convention on Mediation as part of the joint IMI-SIMI seminar series. Watch ... Read More

New IMI Certified Mediator Training Program: Phoenix Dispute Solutions (UK)

New IMI Certified Mediator Training Program: Phoenix Dispute Solutions (UK)
Phoenix Dispute Solutions, based in Manchester UK, has had its mediation training program approved as an IMI Certified Mediator Training Program. IMI Certified Mediator Training Programs, or CMTPs, meet international ... Read More
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7 Keys: Many Paths, One Way

7 Keys: Many Paths, One Way
The decade to 2030 presents humanity with unimagined challenges, each of which will require ingenuity and a capacity to embrace innovation. It threatens to be a much more dangerous and ... Read More
Opinion

7 Keys: Usage—Forge a user-driven vision for mediation, then fund it

7 Keys: Usage—Forge a user-driven vision for mediation, then fund it
From 1984 until 2004, around 900 grants totalling some US$160 million funded more than 300 mediation initiatives. The benefactor was the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, a private philanthropic institution ... Read More
Opinion

7 Keys: Usage—Expand the value of mediation into deal making

7 Keys: Usage—Expand the value of mediation into deal making
Mediation takes many forms and has many facets. It is a malleable process that parties and neutrals adapt to different areas of practice, cultures, and practitioner demands. This flexibility derives ... Read More

CEDR’s Mediator Skills Training approved as an IMI Certified Mediator Training Program

CEDR's Mediator Skills Training approved as an IMI Certified Mediator Training Program
IMI are delighted to announce that CEDR's Mediator Skills Training has been approved as an IMI Certified Mediator Training Program, meaning graduates are eligible to be recognised as IMI Qualified ... Read More
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7 Keys: Usage—Invest to generate instinctive user recognition and demand

7 Keys: Usage—Invest to generate instinctive user recognition and demand
Mediation is not well established everywhere. In some countries, however, mediation is not a foreign concept nor is it necessarily viewed as a threat to lawyers. The law sometimes positively ... Read More

7 Keys: Government—Help governments lead mediation into the mainstream

7 Keys: Government—Help governments lead mediation into the mainstream
Governments play a vital role in the advent of a Golden Age of mediation in three critical areas: generating robust data; mobilizing public and professional engagement; and, most visibly of ... Read More
Opinion

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

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 ... Read More

7 Keys: Government—Sign, ratify and implement the Singapore Convention on Mediation

7 Keys: Government—Sign, ratify and implement the Singapore Convention on Mediation
The UN Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation was signed by 46 nations, including China, India and the United States on August 7, 2019. Within six months, a ... Read More