Peaceful Methods of Resolving International Disputes/Wars – Soapboxie

Article 1 of the U.N. Charter obliges states to settle their disputes peacefully. Articles 33 to 38 of the Charter (Chapter 6) deal with the methods of a peaceful settlement. The methods are:

Negotiation

Good offices

Mediation

Commission of inquiry and conciliation

Arbitration and judicial settlement

Pacific settlement and regional agencies

Negotiation is a legal and orderly administrative process by which governments adjust or settle their differences.

Negotiations may be carried out by either head of state or their agents or by the exchange of notes. Some of the well-known examples of successful negotiation are the Indo-Pak Agreement on Minorities (1950), Indo-Pak, Indus Water Treaty (1960), and the Yalta and Potsdam Agreements during the Second World War.

Most international disputes are settled through the normal channels of diplomacy. Such machinery is provided both by the OAS and the UN.

Peaceful Methods of Resolving International Disputes – Soapboxie