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Director-General Opens Symposium on “Ninety years after the Åland Islands Settlement - Challenges and Prospects for Peace Mediation”

19 June 2012

The Director-General opened a symposium on “Ninety years after the Åland Islands Settlement - Challenges and Prospects for Peace Mediation”. He noted that the Åland Islands Settlement paved the way for conflict resolution leading up to this day and highlighted that although the nature of conflict has changed since that time, elements of the settlement can serve as an example of how peaceful mediation may be used to solve contemporary disputes, including with regional, ethnic or minority dimensions. The event was organized by the Permanent Mission of Finland together with the UNOG Library.