GSUM conducts “Conflict Transformation, International Mediation and Peacebuilding” course

The Global South Unit for Mediation (GSUM/IRI, PUC-Rio), represented by professors Monica Herz, Maíra Siman and Paula Drumond, from the Institute of International Relations (PUC-Rio), and with the collaboration of professor Aureo Toledo Gomes (Federal University of Uberlândia), conducted, at the invitation of the United Nations in Angola and the Venâncio De Moura Diplomatic Academy of the Angolan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the course “Conflict Transformation, International Mediation and Peacebuilding” (October 16-20).


The training, which also included the participation of a senior specialist from the Mediation Support Unit of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs and Peacebuilding (UNDPPA), was offered to diplomats and officials from different Angolan ministries.


As Professor Monica Herz, coordinator of the GSUM, emphasized, “the course aims to think about the Global South from a horizontal and integrated perspective between countries, building bridges through knowledge in the fields of Conflict Resolution, Mediation and Peacebuilding”.


The Global South Unit for Mediation is a research, teaching and learning platform dedicated to producing, debating and disseminating knowledge and expertise on the broad spectrum of activities and mechanisms related to peacebuilding and conflict transformation, including international peace negotiations, mediation and peace operations. The research, international seminars, courses, workshops, publications and training materials developed by the GSUM share a focus on the Global South.