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    Robert M. Anderson, Ed.D.

    Adjunct Professor

    Robert Anderson, EdD, is a training professional with 20 years of experience in the field of communication and human resource development. In 1989, he established McDonald Anderson, a management training and consulting firm based in New York City. He has conducted leadership and communication workshops for many Fortune 500 companies, universities, and international non-profit organizations. His work regularly takes [ ... ]

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    Clymer D. Bardsley, Esq.

    Adjuct Associate Professor

    Clymer D. Bardsley, Esq. is the Director of Divorce Done Right, a divorce mediation group with its headquarters in Philadelphia, PA. In that position he mediates matters including divorce, custody, and related family matters and coordinates the group’s marketing, outreach, and administration, and supports the other mediators with their cases. DDR serves people in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Florida. [ ... ]

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    Jenny Besch,

    Lecturer

    Jenny Besch, Director of the Westchester Mediation Center of CLUSTER, Inc. since 1998, is a certified mediator and State Certified Trainer with advanced training in community mediation, parentchild mediation, custody-visitation mediation, divorce mediation, child permanency mediation, lemon law arbitration, employment discrimination mediation, victim offender mediation and restorative justice group conferencing. She holds [ ... ]

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    Christopher Blattman, Ph.D., MPA/ID

    Assistant Professor of Political Science

    Chris Blattman is an Assistant Professor of Political Science & International Public Affairs at Columbia University, where he teaches on the political economy of development, African politics, applied statistics, and the causes of war and violence. He has also been faculty at Yale University and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Master’s in Public Administration and In [ ... ]

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    Ljubica Chatman, Ph.D.

    Senior Research Associate

    Dr. Ljubica Chatman is a Senior Research Associate at the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution at Teachers College. Chatman, a social and cognitive psychologist, studies the creation of shared memories, agency and shared reality; most recently looking at how these affect conflict. She is currently working on a project exploring how to create constructive conversations about controver [ ... ]

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    Aldo Civico, Ph.D.

    Adjunct NECR Faculty

    Aldo Civico is a leading peace-building strategist and a conflict resolution expert. He is the founder and the director of the International Institute for Peace at Rutgers University, Newark. An anthropologist, he is currently assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Rutgers University. In Italy he is the author of La Scelta (Piemme, 1993), the intellectual biography of Ennio Pintacuda, the m [ ... ]

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    Claudia E. Cohen, Ph.D.

    Senior Lecturer in the Social-Organizational Program

    Claudia E. Cohen is a Senior Lecturer in the Social-Organizational Program at Teachers College and was Associate Director of the MD-ICCCR from 2008 to 2015. As a scholar-practitioner of conflict studies, her career has combined research, practice and teaching in a range of settings. Her most recent publications include a chapter in the upcoming 3rd edition of the Handbook of Conflict Resolution (Deutsch, Coleman & Ma [ ... ]

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    Peter T. Coleman, Ph.D.

    Director, Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR)

    Dr. Peter T. Coleman holds a Ph.D. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. He is Professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia University where he holds a joint-appointment at Teachers College and The Earth Institute and teaches courses in Conflict Resolution, Social Psychology, and Social Science Research. Dr. Coleman is Director of the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation an [ ... ]

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    Danielle Coon,

    Associate Director

    Danielle Coon joined the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution as the Associate Director in September 2015. Danielle previously worked with a non-profit social service agency in New York City managing apartment buildings for low-income senior citizens and focused on housing issues in Ecuador with Habitat for Humanity through advocacy, education programs and by leading volunteer groups [ ... ]

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    Morton Deutsch, Ph.D.

    Founder, Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR)

    Professor Deutsch, an eminent social psychologist, has been widely honored for his scientific contributions involving research on cooperation and competition, social justice, group dynamics, and conflict resolution. He has published extensively and is well known for his pioneering studies in intergroup relations, social conformity, and the social psychology of justice. His books include: Interracial Housing Theories [ ... ]

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    Martin Epstein,

    Marty Epstein has been practicing nonviolent communication (NVC) since 2002 and has given workshops at the UN, New Hope Community Center, The Center for Mind, Body Medicine, The Center for Women’s Health, and The Natural Gourmet Culinary School. He has brought NVC in the form of collaborative communication to an investment bank and worked with a team of NVC professionals on a project for a major pharmaceutical [ ... ]

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    Rob Ferguson, Ph.D.

    Associate - Raleigh Consulting Group

    Rob Ferguson has been a practicing psychologist and executive coach for twenty years. He helps executives, managers, and entrepreneurs to influence and motivate others more effectively. He also helps high-achieving individuals handle stress, deal with difficult people, and enhance emotional intelligence. Rob also helps professionals make career decisions that focus on personal satisfaction and an improved quality of life. [ ... ]

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    Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Ph.D., CCS

    Director, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program

    Beth Fisher-Yoshida is a faculty member and the academic director of the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program. She is also a lecturer in the Social and Organizational Psychology Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Fisher-Yoshida teaches classes in conflict resolution and related fields and conducts participatory action research. She is the founder of FYI Fisher Yoshida International, LLC, a firm t [ ... ]

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    Adam Galinsky, Ph.D.

    Vikram S. Pandit Professor of Business

    Adam Galinsky is currently a Vikram S. Pandit Professor of Business at Columbia Business School. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in Social Psychology and his B.A. from Harvard University. Professor Galinsky has published more than 150 scientific articles, chapters, and teaching cases in the fields of management and social psychology. His research and teaching focus on leadership, power, negotiations, decis [ ... ]

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    Jennifer S. Goldman, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education

    Dr. Jennifer S. Goldman is an organizational psychologist and Founder of Alignment Strategies Group. Building on nearly 15 years’ experience serving clients in a variety of sectors, including Fortune 500 companies, global NGOs and top-tier academic institutions, Alignment Strategies Group is recognized for enabling individuals and organizations to successfully negotiate, and manage complex conflict and change. Dr. [ ... ]

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    Alice Milmed Haller, J.D.

    Adjuct Associate Professor

    Alice Milmed Haller, JD has been practicing mediation in a variety of contexts since 1993.  Prior to training as a mediator, she practiced law in New Jersey for sixteen years, first in the Office of the Public Defender and later in private practice.  She has mediated family, commercial, and community disputes and has taught conflict resolution skills to teachers, students and police personnel.  From 2 [ ... ]

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    Donna Hicks, Ph.D.

    Instructor

    Dr. Donna Hicks is an Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University where she chairs the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict. Her work is devoted to advancing the understanding of international and interethnic conflicts, and developing interactive processes that can be effective in managing or resolving such conflicts. Donna has 20 years of experience as a facilitator du [ ... ]

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    Tom Hill,

    Lecturer

    Tom Hill is an adjunct faculty member of SIPA and is a lecturer in the International Conflict Resolution specialization. His primary research interests are in the history of the international mediation of civil wars and the strategic theory of peacemaking. He is the director of a track II mediation program, in partnership with the Peace and Reconciliation Section of the Royal Norwegian Foreign Ministry and the Conflict, [ ... ]

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    Robert Jervis, Ph.D.

    Adlai E. Stevenson Professor and Professor of International and Public Affairs

    Robert Jervis is the Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University. He is a coeditor of the Security Studies Series published by Cornell University Press, serves on the board of nine scholarly journals, and has authored over 100 publications. Dr. Jervis is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has also served a [ ... ]

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    Nikolas Katsimpras,

    Lecturer

    Nikolas Katsimpras is a Senior Fellow of the Hellenic American Leadership Council, lecturer at Columbia University's Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program, and assistant adjunct professor at the Dispute Resolution program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  He also designed the Conflict Resolution Lab of the graduate program in Development Practice at Columbia University's School of International and Publ [ ... ]

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    Katharina Kugler, Ph.D.

    Researcher, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich

    Katharina Kugler, Ph.D. is a researcher in psychology at the University of Munich, Germany. Currently she holds a Fellowship in Complexity and Conflict from the ICCCR to study at Teachers College and to work as a Research Assistant for Professor Coleman at the ICCCR. Katharina Kugler received her “Diplom” (combined B.A. and M.A.) in Psychology at the University of Munich, Germany. During her graduate studies s [ ... ]

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    Eric Marcus, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology and Education

    Dr. Eric Marcus is the founder and principal of The Marcus Group, a New York City based consulting firm specializing in building the capacity of individuals, groups and organizations, for a wide variety of public and private sector client systems. Primary areas of practice over the last twenty years include: working with individuals and groups on issues of change, leadership development, diversity, feedback, intra and i [ ... ]

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    Dipali Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs

    I study modern state formation in conflict and post-conflict settings. In particular, I have spent the last several years studying the role of warlords in the state building project in post-2001 Afghanistan. I am fascinated by the challenges weak political centers face as they attempt to grow their authority in the face of formidable competitors. Unlikely alliances sometimes form that turn strongmen into governors operati [ ... ]

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    Naira Musallam, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Faculty of Psychology and Education

    Dr. Naira Musallam heads Research and Development for North and Latin America at YSC, Ltd , a business psychology firm, where she supports the expanding Americas business in the areas of innovation, research and analysis with clients in various sectors including finance, energy, insurance, pharmaceutical, luxury goods, media and technology, and other services. Naira has worked in the research and development space fo [ ... ]

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    Ted Perlmutter, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Faculty

    Ted Perlmutter is a technology consultant and information systems architect. He is responsible for Web site coordination and database development, and has been involved in creation of the Religious Peacemaking Database project. Perlmutter’s research interests focus on how Internet technology can promote knowledge networks among political and social activists. Presently a visiting fellow at the Center for Europ [ ... ]

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    Feniosky Peña-Mora, Sc.D.

    Edwin Howard Armstrong Professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

    Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora Mora is currently Edwin Howard Armstrong Professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, and Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering, and Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. Formerly, he was Dean of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University from 2009-2012. He earned his Master of Science (S.M.) and Doctor of S [ ... ]

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    David L. Phillips,

    Director, Peace-building and Rights Program, Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR)

    David L. Phillips is currently Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Phillips has worked as a senior adviser to the United Nations Secretariat and as a foreign affairs expert and senior adviser to the U.S. Department of State. He has held positions as a visiting scholar at Harvard University’s Center for Middle East Studies, [ ... ]

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    Nick Redding, M.S.

    Program Coordinator (AC4)

    Nick Redding is Program Coordinator of the Dynamical Systems and Conflict research projects with the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4) at the Earth Institute, Columbia University. He is also in the final phases of completing his doctorate in Social-Organizational Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. Currently, he is researching leadership complexity in complex confli [ ... ]

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    Bridget Regan, J.D.

    Instructor

    Bridget Regan has been part of the teaching faculty of the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution at Teachers College, Columbia University since 2006. She is also a Lecturer in the School of Continuing Education at Columbia University. She teaches courses at both TC and Columbia in negotiation and mediation theory and practice. In 2009, Bridget joined the faculty in the in the Kukin Program for [ ... ]

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    Michele S. Riley, J.D.

    Adjunct Faculty

    Michele S. Riley is a mediator and arbitrator, handling disputes in the areas of commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, corporate governance and general corporate law. As a member of its National Roster of Neutrals, she mediates a wide range of business disputes for the American Arbitration Association. She has also been appointed to several Panels of Distinguished Neutrals of the Interna [ ... ]

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    Shahar Sadeh,

    Adjunct Instructor

    Ms. Shahar Sadeh is an adjunct instructor with the Columbia University Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, where she teaches a course entitled Environment and Sustainability in Israel – Between the Local and the Regional. Shahar is also a current PhD candidate at the Porter School of Environmental Studies, Tel Aviv University. Her field of Research is "Environmental Peacemaking in the Middle East" [ ... ]

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    Barry Sommer, M.Ed.

    Lecturer in Continuing Education

    Barry Sommer is a licensed educational psychologist, certified school psychologist, and a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice with the Helix Group in Visalia, California. Teaching, training, consultation and facilitation for schools, businesses, and health organizations is a special interest. His primary goal is to support personal, family, community, and organizational development and health. [ ... ]

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    Sequoia Stalder,

    Adjuct Associate Professor

    Sequoia Stalder is a mediator/attorney practicing in New York City. He is a principal of Stalder Raich, a mediation firm in New York City. His areas of specialization are family and divorce mediation, business mediation and workplace and organizational conflict consulting. Complimenting his work at Stalder Raich, Sequoia is the Director of Conflict Resolution Services at New York Center for Interpersonal Development [ ... ]

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    Michael Steinberg, J.D.

    Michael Steinberg joined Columbia University as associate ombuds officer in April 2015.  He is an experienced mediator and a licensed attorney in New York and Massachusetts.  Prior to his work as an ombuds, he had a mediation practice based in New York City focusing on business and family disputes.  Mr. Steinberg was also on staff at the Harvard Mediation Program at Harvard Law School, where he mediated a w [ ... ]

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    Susan P. Sturm, J.D.

    George M. Jaffin Professor of Law and Social Responsibility

    Susan Sturm is the George M. Jaffin Professor of Law and Social Responsibility and the founding director of the Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia Law School. She has published numerous articles, case studies and books on “the architecture of inclusion,” institutional change, transformative leadership, workplace equality, legal education, and inclusion and diversity in higher education [ ... ]

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    Janice Tudy-Jackson,

    Lecturer-in-Law

    Janice Tudy-Jackson is a facilitator, mediator, trainer, and educator, with extensive experience in conflict management and collaborative processes.  She, also, serves on the faculty for courses and workshops offered by the American Bar Association; the New York City Bar Association; the National Legal Aid & Defender Association’s National Leadership Institute; the Association for Conflict Resolution of Gre [ ... ]

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    Philippe Vandenbroeck,

    Co-founder and Partner at shiftN

    Philippe Vandenbroeck co-founded the Belgium-based futures consultancy shiftN, a network of professionals that works with leading organizations using systems thinking, multi-stakeholder dialogue, and design to better understand complex systems. With a background in bio-engineering, philosophy, and urban planning, for the last 20 years he has used systems thinking approaches to study complex business and societal issues su [ ... ]

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    Joan C. Waters, J.D.

    University Ombuds Officer

    Joan C. Waters joined Columbia University as ombuds officers in April 2014.  A native New Yorker, she earned her bachelor of arts degree from Fordham University (Bronx, New York) and she earned her juris doctorate from St. John's University School of Law (Queens, New York).  Joan started her legal career in a civil litigation firm in Manhattan and thereafter moved to the Westchester County Attorney's Office prac [ ... ]

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    John Zinsser,

    Lecturer

    John W. Zinsser believes anyone facing a challenge at work or school, who wants help, should get it. That is why for nearly 25 years, he has supported Fortune 500 and global companies, governments, and private institutions to consider, implement, assess and improve conflict management capacity, especially through organizational ombuds programs. Whether as designer, analyst, Lecturer, or award winning ombuds, Zinsser [ ... ]

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    José Pascal da Rocha, J.D., Ph.D.

    Lecturer - NECR

    José Pascal da Rocha is a faculty member and lecturer with the M.S. program on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. He is also an Adjunct Professor with the City University of New York, teaching on leadership and management, and a lecturer with the Center for Conflict Studies at the University of Marburg, Germany, teaching courses in political science. He is also a political adviser and mediator expert. [ ... ]

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    Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4)

    The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4) is a consortium for research, practice, and scholarship at Columbia University. We are part of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, and are committed to advancing knowledge and best practices in the areas of conflict, violence, peace-building, and sustainable development from an interdisciplinary perspective. The consortium seeks to act as a coo [ ... ]

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    Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR)

    The CICR contributes to the resolution of international deadly conflict through research, education and practice. The center strives to increase understanding of international conflicts through innovative, collaborative research and is committed to offering courses that disseminate knowledge about conflicts and their causes, and responds directly to the expressed needs of parties involved in ongoing conflicts, empowering [ ... ]

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    Institute for Women, Religion and Globalization

    Today, when women hold an unprecedented opportunity to influence economic development, conflict resolution, peace-building, health conditions and environmental justice across the globe, there is a clear imperative to better understand the role of women religious practitioners as significant political agents on the global stage. The Institute explores the relationship between women religious practitioners and political, ec [ ... ]

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    International Conflict Resolution Specialization (ICRS)

    The specialization in International Conflict Resolution (ICR) provides students with an understanding of the root causes of international conflicts and of how conflict resolution takes place on an international level. Students receive practical, hands-on training in various methodologies of international conflict resolution.  The specialization, which builds on curriculum put in place by the Center for Internat [ ... ]

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    International Security Policy Concentration

    The International Security Policy Concentration (ISP) is designed for students interested in political violence and conflict management, defense policy, military strategy, terrorism and unconventional warfare, arms control, intelligence, peacekeeping, coercion, negotiation, and alternatives to the use of force as an instrument of policy. It provides a conceptual foundation for understanding conflict and the political [ ... ]

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    Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR)

    The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR) is an innovative center committed to developing knowledge and practice to promote constructive conflict resolution, effective cooperation, and social justice. We partner with individuals, groups, organizations, and communities to create tools and environments through which conflicts can be resolved constructively and just and peacef [ ... ]

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    Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (NECR) - Master of Science

    Columbia’s master’s program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution that can be completed on a part- or full-time basis, combines theory and applied training to prepare students to develop practical models for negotiating and resolving disputes among parties with differing objectives and desires. This graduate program is part of a rich history of conflict resolution at Columbia University. The graduate program [ ... ]

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    Peace by PEACE

    Peace by PEACE, which stands for Playful Explorations in Active Conflict Resolution Education, is a program of Community Impact, Columbia University’s community service umbrella organization. David Wang formed Peace by PEACE in 1993 in order to prevent more deaths from violence in Upper Manhattan. Now, it is one of the largest volunteer organizations at Columbia University, sending volunteers into classrooms [ ... ]

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    United Nations Studies Program (UNSP)

    The United Nations Studies Program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) promotes teaching, training, and career development in the pursuit of multilateral solutions to global dilemmas. Under the direction of Elisabeth Lindenmayer, the Program brings together scholars and practitioners to address the main priorities of the UN – security, development, human ri [ ... ]