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United Nations Multilateral Working Group

MBBI's United Nations Multilateral Working Group (UNMWG) was created in response to the United Nations’ (UN) call on civil society to help build its mediation capacity.

UNMWG fosters partnerships to support the international community’s mediation and conflict prevention capacity-building efforts, advocates for the use and value of mediation in the UN system, and engages MBBI membership in collaborating with and supporting the UN. MBBI holds Special NGO Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) which provides MBBI with access to ECOSOC and other aspects of United Nations.

MBBI is also a part of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). Their Youtube Channel has resources and recordings of previous events that MBBI recommends you peruse.

MBBI is part of the UN’s Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) Major Group—an UN-recognized mechanism for NGOs to participate in and give feedback on UN activities. MBBI is also a member of the Peace Cluster - a thematic-based subset within the NGO Major Group.

MBBI’s Climate Change Policy Project is also actively engaged with the work of the United Nations, check out their work here.

For more information, please contact the UNMWG Chair, Erik Steinecker, Esq. at