American Mediation and Advocacy

Being one of the world powers and having much international ambitions to fulfill, the United States of America seeks to engage in mediation programs and to support advocacies both local and international. However, certain actions may bring criticisms against the policies the US employ, primarily in its aggression towards other countries. But, considering the major and minor conflicts and issues in and out of the country, the US has established desirable and effective solutions to fulfill its responsibilities in upholding and developing human life and dignity.

These advancements in policies are prediction of better international and local relationships in the future. After the Cold War, the U. S assumed the role of an international mediator in order to resolve conflicts between countries (Etzioni, 1998, pp. 249-262. ). Though many critics remained skeptic on its intentions in doing so, the results of implemented mediation policies have benefited both the conflicting parties. In particular to the Israel-Palestine, Israel-Jordan, and Israel-Syria conflicts, the U.

S played a major role in pointing out the key factors that led to these disputes and ensuring that these conflicts are resolved in a peaceful manner. In addition, the U. S took part in resolving the Russian conflict that led to the withdrawal of Russian troops from Estonia and in the transfer of nuclear missiles from Ukraine to Russia. The U. S government took part in these conflicts although the parties involved were once considered as enemies of the state.

Thus, this proves that the US is serious on its arbitration policies. Local arbitration is now perceived in its highest point because of the implementation of transformative mediation rather than litigation procedures. The litigation process involves courts and lawyers making solutions for conflicts and domestic problems. These procedures are often financially expensive and emotionally exhausting. And most of the time, such process causes friction and hostility between parties to increase.

On the other hand, transformative mediation allows both parties to resolve their problems with the help of a mediator, by discussing their options peacefully and open-mindedly to reach the most desirable solution. This involves voluntary participation from both parties, thus allowing  the conflicting parties to compromise and choose the best way to solve the conflict. The United States, has always allowed diverse advocacies to strengthen and support those which are reflective of the country’s goals towards the presevation of human dignity.

Throught the active participation of various advocacy groups, many policies and developments regarding child and women welfare have already been implemented. Humanitarian aids and development funds to other poor countries are also being acclaimed. Lately, the freedom of gay couples to marry exemplifies effective advocacies in the country. This tolerance and support to advocacy groups are opening doors to innovations and human advancements in and out of the country, predicting a bright future for citizens.

Human services workers are necessary both in the policy development and field works. Individuals who possess extensive experience in human conditions and conflicts may join or be called for in laying out plans and developing mediation policies locally. Though the actual international mediation will seek out Federal officials, social workers are helpful in providing assistance for the affected people in both conflicting parties.

These individuals can also help mediate in domestic problems like facilitating transformative arbitration between couples who can no longer live with each other. They are also necessary in conflict interventions, providing humanitarian insights and compassion to victims in pre- and post-interventions. The United States’ policies on mediation are producing better relationships with other countries and have stabilized domestic issues inside the country. On going researches are seeking to improve procedures and develop people to become capable in handling mediation processes.

Advocacies are also being tolerated, giving chances to many view points and problems that need immediate solutions. Given the open-mindedness of Federal executives and lawmakers, advocacies have better chances of being heard and implemented. With the current status of mediation and advocacy in the country, the future of human development will be fruitful.

Reference Etzioni, A. , (1998). Mediation as a World Role for the United States. In Eugene Weiner (Ed. ),  The Handbook of Interethnic     Coexistence (pp. 249-262). New York: Continuum Publishing.