Mediators' Institute of Ireland (MII) Supports Ireland’s Campaign for a Seat on the UN Security Council


Voting to decide which country gets the seat begins this Wednesday and outcome will be known by Thursday, June 18th


Monday, 15th June 2020: “The outcome of Ireland’s three-year campaign* to gain a seat on the UN Security Council will be decided this week and the MII strongly supports the country’s bid,” stated President of the MII Margaret Considine, “Throughout its troubled history as a small nation Ireland has experienced much conflict and a major famine. Through its participation in UN peacekeeping forces, Ireland’s defence forces have the longest unbroken record of peacekeeping operations of any nation across the world. Our recent experiences in building the peace on our own island also enhance Ireland’s capacity to build bridges and understanding. As mediators we promote peace-building and we in the MII believe that Ireland, using its understanding of the complexities of conflict, can deliver significant positive impacts on the UN Security Council during the 2021 to 2022 term, at a time when the world needs experienced peace-makers.”


*A short “Ireland’s Mission to the UN” video promoting Ireland’s candidature can be accessed at this link.

UN ambassadors begin voting this Wednesday, June 17th at 2pm Irish time and the outcome should be known by Thursday June 18th.

About The Mediators’ Institute of Ireland

The Mediators’ Institute of Ireland is the professional association for Mediators in Ireland. It is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to promote the use of quality mediation by ensuring the highest standards of education, training, professional practice and regulation. 


The Mediators' Institute of Ireland is a company limited by guarantee and registered in Dublin, Ireland.
Its registration number is 418250.

Registered Office:            Suite 112, The Capel Building, Mary's Abbey, Dublin 7, Ireland.

Registered Charity:          CHY16996.




About Mediation

Mediation is a voluntary process of conflict prevention and resolution that allows the parties an opportunity to address their issues in a confidential, private, and safe environment.  Mediators are trained in conflict resolution skills and techniques and have the expertise needed to give people the best possible opportunity to resolve their disputes.

Mediation is effective:

  • In single-issue and multi-issue disputes
  • In two-people and multi-party conflicts
  • In developing innovative and sustainable solutions when parties are willing but stuck
  • As a preventative intervention early in a conflict
  • As an alternative to avoid further costly public litigation

The mediation process improves communication, narrows outstanding issues, defuses emotions and defines areas of agreement.  Statistics show a success rate for mediation averaging 80 per cent.

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