- Create a cabinet level ombudsman office or department of peace and consensus building to work proactively to prevent and minimize conflicts;
- Build mediation, consensus building, diversity, and democratic conflict resolution processes into every proposal for change, whether domestic or international;
- Invite representatives of international institutions, governments, and community organizations to attend a conference to discuss how to improve conflict resolution competencies and encourage collaborative problem solving around the world;
- Request that the United Nations initiate a global effort to train diplomats and national representatives in conflict resolution, and incorporate in all treaties a clause requiring signatories to mediate and arbitrate disputes; and
- Initiate a program and a fund to support conflict resolution professionals in serving in trouble spots around the world and help people prevent, resolve and recover from conflict.
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