Co-chairs: Estera Borcsa and Kimberly A Loh
- Promote MBBI’s values and mission by supporting the United Nations’ (UN) efforts to build mediation capacity within its system for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- Conduct background research to explore the best ways MBBI can contribute to the SDG 2030 Agenda.
- Create partnerships with UN member states, review Voluntary Action Plans and enhance capacity-building for dispute resolution within the UN—with particular emphasis on local and regional capacity-building and promoting the SDGs.
- Attend “implementation” meetings provided by different international organizations to introduce conflict resolution and peacebuilding language and skills to resolve or prevent conflict internationally.
Recent Activities/ Successes
MBBI had a strong showing at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF), with 8 MBBI members in attendance. The SDGSC submitted a statement to the HLPF with commentary on the importance of mediation and conflict resolution as ways to achieve the SDGs. The statement was: accepted by the UN, translated into three UN languages, posted on the UN website, and sent to all member states and ministries.