Meet Bunchy Bear

October 5th, 2023

Nobel Prize Winners and teddy bears? You wouldn’t have thought those two things would have anything at all in common but at Resolution at Work they do.

Have you heard of the phrase “Throwing your teddies out of the pram”?

It came up a lot recently during a really positive mediation, becoming a bit of a ‘catalyst phrase’ that really helped facilitate a breakthrough between the individuals involved. Afterwards, Alison made a throwaway comment that we should send a teddy to their office, and it spiraled a little as these things tend to do! Now we have Resolution at Work teddy bears keeping us company at our desks, coming with us to events and helping us to promote our new RESOLVE! training provision (join us over on Instagram for more about that!)

A teddy bear must have a name, and ours is no exception. Ours is named Bunchy, in honour one of our all-time Mediation heroes.

Ralph Bunche was a Nobel Peace Prize winning mediator credited with bringing peace to Palestine as the UN Mediator during the late 1940s, as well as countless other UN peace negotiations. He was the first person of African decent to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. He worked in wartime intelligence service during WWII, was a political scientist, a civil rights campaigner and was instrumental in ending colonialism and in the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. His career changed the modern world for the better and his influence is keenly felt today. You can read more about Ralph Bunche’s incredible life at the United Nations website.


“If you want to get across an idea, wrap it up in person.” 

– Ralph Bunche (1904 – 1971)

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  1. Jimmyalire says:

    Good luck 🙂

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The report was very professional, it dealt with all the issues raised and was particularly thorough. It clearly took the time to fully understand all of the issues and background. It was complex but the report really helped to break it down and I’m hoping we can progress in a positive manner following the recommendations.

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