Today is International Conflict Resolution Day! We hope you will join us in celebrating this day and the positive outcomes that conflict resolution practitioners around the world help people achieve every day.
Established in 2005 by the Association for Conflict Resolution to:
- Promote awareness of mediation, arbitration, conciliation and other creative, peaceful means of resolving conflict;
- Promote the use of conflict resolution in schools, families, businesses, communities, governments and the legal system;
- Recognize the significant contributions of (peaceful) conflict resolvers; and
- Obtain national synergy by having celebrations happen across the country and around the world on the same day.
In conjunction with this national and international event, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has declared October 13-19, 2014 as Conflict Resolution Week. As a resident of Maryland and life-long Conflict Resolution scholar and practitioner; I applaud Governor O’Malley for his leadership and public acknowledgement of the value of these processes and all those who are dedicated to providing them.