Thursday, May 10

First International Competency Certification for Mediators Launches Consultation Period

Breaking News (via Keith Seat's IAM Mediation Newsletter)

A body called The International Mediation Institute has last week been created in The Hague, The Netherlands as the first global non-profit non-governmental organization that will enable certifications of the competency of mediators worldwide.

IMI will launch in October 2007 and will immediately begin to arrange competency certifications. A Consultation Period started 30 April 2007, permitting all interested parties to participate in this initiative.

Updated information on the development can be obtained here

IMI was created through a joint initiative of leading dispute resolution bodies: International Centre for Dispute Resolution /American Arbitration Association/Netherlands Mediation Institute/Singapore Mediation Centre/Singapore International Arbitration Centre.

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