Mediation is usually seen as an alternative to litigation or arbitration.
Yesterday, Pope Francis urged Mediation as an alternative to war.
Speaking about the escalating dispute between North Korea and the United States he said:
“We are talking about the future of humanity. Today, a widespread war would destroy – I would not say half of humanity – but a good part of humanity, and of culture, everything, everything. It would be terrible. I don’t think that humanity today would be able to withstand it.”
The Pope went on to say: “There are so many facilitators in the world, there are mediators who offer themselves, such as Norway for example … it is always ready to help. That is just one but there are many. But the path is the path of negotiations, of a diplomatic solution …”