“It is intended that specialized nodes be established and/or strengthened […] to promote conflict prevention and the constructive resolution of conflicts […]. These centres will be important linkage points for public and private organizations within Africa

, the UN and with international peace, democracy and human rights NGOs. A model […] already exists in the form of the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD).”

The United Nations System-Wide Special Initiative on Africa (1996)