International framework for conflict resolution

Conflict is an unavoidable outcome of human relationships and interactions. Conflict is inevitable most especially because we as human beings are gifted with the ability to think creatively and rationally and in addition to that, we have emotions which makes us human. The resulting phenomenon is that we end having different ideas, goals, values, desires and needs altogether. It is due to all these differences that conflict springs up ultimately highlighting the need for sustainable conflict resolution and management strategies.

On the global front, there are a couple of frameworks that speak to and support the mandate of nation states to protect their people. The first in line is the League of Nations that was established in 1919 under the Treaty of Versailles and was premised on the need to ensure and promote international cooperation resulting in sustainable world peace and security. The League of Nations aimed to carry out this role through the deployment of arbitration and other conflict resolution and management strategies that would collectively lead to and actually promote improved social, political and economic outcomes worldwide.

However, over time, the League of Nations failed to adapt to changing times and as a result became ineffective in responding to and resolving international conflicts. Subsequently, the United Nations was founded in 1945 with the aim of developing an all-round global peace and security mechanism. In order to reach this particular goal, the United Nations came up with six principle organs namely; The United Nations General Assembly, The United Nations Security Council, The Economic and Social Council, The Trusteeship Council which later on suspended its operations in the year 1994), The International Court of Justice, and lastly The United Nations Secretariat (Barend, 2012). The overall mandate of the six principle organs is to maintain international peace and security, Additionally, the play other important roles such as taking appropriate and effective measures to prevent and remove any threats to world peace as well as to suppress and aggressively respond to any breaches to peace all in conformity to the principles of social justice and international law and the guidelines of settlement of international conflict situations.

It was on the premise of the goal to ensure global peace and security that the United Nations Charter was drafted and it recognizes the urgent need for international cooperation across political, social and economic spheres. The United Nations Charter has become a critical framework in ensuring sustainable peace and security. The core purpose of the Charter is to ensure and maintain international peace and security through the removal and prevention of any potential threats to world peace and security (Barend, 2012). In addition to The United Nations Charter, the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights was developed and it plays a critical role because it is the backbone upon which the respect, observance and protection of fundamental human rights is premised. The purposes and aims of the two frameworks are around the maintenance of world peace and security and in addition to that, the development of friendly relations between and among states

Emmanuel Addo

Emmanuel Addo is the founder of the Young Global Leaders Network, an international non-governmental organization registered in six (6) countries namely, Ghana, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan and has a membership strength of over 15,000 young black professionals, students, graduates, and aspiring leaders.

The organization also operates in 25 other African countries. Emmanuel also doubles as the chief convener and founder of the Young African Leaders Summit, one of the largest continental youth summits in Africa.  

Currently works at Kingston University as a Business Engagement Team Member in their Partnerships and Engagement Department. 

He characterizes energy, integrity, result-oriented, and ground-breaking service in each detail of strategic management, change management, stakeholder management, and leadership acquaintances.
Emmanuel owns a core background in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Ghana.

Leveraging his experience as a youth activist and a dynamic young man, Emmanuel founded the Young Global Leaders Network, a youth organization that comprises young diplomats, young politicians, and aspiring politicians, business/entrepreneurial business leaders with the aim of championing a mutual agenda for the African youth and promoting youth participation in governance as well as promoting entrepreneurial culture.
Emmanuel nurtures an environment of teamwork and has expertise in data collection and analysis as well as both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Emmanuel worked as an Associate Lecturer at the London College of Advanced Management where he delivered a wide range of business management courses that involved principles of marketing, leadership, operation management, and research methods. Emmanuel has always maintained high teaching and learning standards to ensure that his students’ stand out in academic achievements and successful progression. As a stout believer and passionate key player in volunteering; Emmanuel creates quality time to giving back gladly to his community what he has learned and to educate individuals with free consultancy on career development. He is a leader anyone would love to look up to and with great integrity, commitment, and passion to make the world a better place.
Emmanuel worked as Qualifications Manager at the Open University in the UK.

Emmanuel is also the founder of Kickstart Innovation Hub Ltd, the entrepreneurial hub of Young Global Leaders Network.