Conducting foreign affairs
Synonyms: Engaging in international political relations
Claim: International affairs must be conducted ethically, in a stable forum and in accordance with clearly defined and universally agreed upon principles. Discussion must take place, decision be made and rules applied in a climate of impartiality, understanding, tolerance and the willingness to give whatever is demanded of others. Precaution, prevention and forward planning must be relied upon to help avoid conflict but those who claim to set or enforce standards must also live by them. Difference among individuals, cultures and groups must be acknowledged and appreciated and any disagreements resolved peacefully through listening, non-violence and dialogue.
Type Classification: D: Detailed strategies