Peace diplomacy refers to the use of diplomatic efforts, negotiations, and communication to resolve conflicts and prevent the outbreak of violence or war. It involves the use of diplomacy as a tool to promote peaceful resolution of disputes between nations, groups or individuals, and to promote cooperation and understanding among different cultures and societies.
Peace diplomacy can take many different forms, including bilateral negotiations, multilateral dialogue, mediation, and conflict resolution. It often involves the use of international organisations such as the United Nations, regional organisations, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to facilitate the peace process.
The goal of peace diplomacy is to achieve sustainable peace, which means not just ending the immediate conflict but also addressing the root causes of the conflict and creating conditions for long-term peace and stability. Peace diplomacy recognises the importance of addressing underlying grievances, promoting social and economic development, and building trust and mutual respect between parties in conflict.