The goal of the IMCP is to improve the effectiveness and increase the use of mediation by providing support and guidance to practitioners.
The IMCP is an inclusive, member-driven and collaborative network that seeks to model what its members are hoping to promote in the field of conflict resolution by providing a healthy and professional space for learning and growth through mentoring and reflective practices.
The IMCP defines mediation in the following way: “Mediation is a process whereby a third-party assists two or more parties, with their consent, to prevent, manage, or resolve a conflict by helping them develop mutually acceptable agreements.” UN Guidance For Effective Mediation (A/66/811, 25 June 2012 annex)
Career development is critical to the growth of the field of mediation. IMCP members are seeking to strengthen the skills of current practitioners and create a career path for those interested in a profession in the field of conflict management.