Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 05/2013

Enhancing Global and Regional Mechanisms for Conflict Management and Resolution

Ibrahim Gambari

May 2013

S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies


In this paper I provide an overview of the global perspectives on conflict management and conflict resolution and the international and regional efforts to address them. In this regard, I begin with some general and theoretical observations followed by a synopsis of three case studies (Cyprus, Darfur/Sudan and Myanmar), each one chosen from three regions (Europe, Africa and Asia) and based on my direct involvement in helping to resolve them. I then make some concluding remarks and recommendations on enhancing the mechanisms for conflict management and resolution.