from 02.02.09- The Enjoy Mediation Blog

Hey It's Not Just The Dalai Lama!

The Dalai Lama is well known for his persistant, nonviolent approach to the situation in Tibet with Chinese Government, but how many heard of Aung San Suu Kyi? She has been under house arrest in Myanmar for years trying to maintain a peaceful approach to raising alarms reagarding the her government.

Detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi met United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari on Monday during his mission to try to coax her and the military junta toward talks on political reform.
Crushing any hopes of a breakthrough or compromise, a spokesman for her National League for Democracy (NLD) said the party was sticking to a list of preconditions it wants met before it sits down with the former Burma's ruling generals.

The terms include the release of all political prisoners, including Suu Kyi, a review of the new constitution and honoring of the results of the 1990 election that the NLD won by a landslide but which the army ignored, spokesman Nyan Win said.

Reasonable terms, no? I wonder what 'carrots' the UN could possibly be using to coax her.

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More on Foreclosures and Mediation
PROVIDENCE -- Mayor David N. Cicilline announced today two proposed ordinances to deal with the growing number of foreclosures in the city...
The second ordinance would require financial institutions and property owners to engage in mediation with Rhode Island Housing before moving ahead with a foreclosure...
Last year, Providence had 1,577 foreclosures, more than double the total from 2007.
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Croatia Agrees to EU Mediation
ZAGREB -- Croatia supports the idea of having the European Commission as a mediator in the border dispute between Croatia and Slovenia. “Envoys would not solve the conflict, but would give proposal for how to overcome it,” Croatian President Stjepan Mesić told Ljubljana daily Reporter.He added that it would be good for Slovenia to unblock Croatia’s EU bid, "because the friendship of the two countries would be at risk" if Slovenia was to keep blocking Croatia’s progress for the duration of the border conflict. Mesić said that it is logical for Croatia to have the “conflict solved by a third party,” if the Croatian and Slovenian sides have opposing views.
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Doctors, Patients, Lawyers & Mediation
In their quest to keep medical liability disputes out of the courtroom, some Pennsylvania physicians have found some strange bedfellows. The Montgomery County Medical Society teamed up with the Montgomery Bar Assn. to launch a mediation pilot program in March 2008 at Abington Memorial Hospital. The project, four years in the making, aims to turn the tables on the traditional litigation system by bringing doctors, patients and lawyers to the table to voluntarily resolve issues without the tensions and costs of court.
Full Story [here]

Gadhafi, Mediation, Chosen as Leader of the African Union
An example of how all things are impermanent perhaps?
Moammar Gadhafi of Libya was elected Monday as leader of the African Union, a position long sought by the eccentric dictator who wants to push his oil-rich nation into the international mainstream after years of isolation.
Gadhafi, once ostracized by the West for sponsoring terrorism, has been trying to increase both Libya's global stature and its regional influence — mediating African conflicts, sponsoring efforts to spread Islam on the continent and pushing for the creation of a single African government.

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