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good offices

Aid or support given to others, often from a position of influence. My English teacher's good offices helped me to get me an internship at the local newspaper.
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good offices

help and support, often given by exercising your influence.
2002 Daily Telegraph Mr Blair will demonstratively use his good offices to bring round the German and French leaders, thereby gaining prestige in Washington.
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The group, however, urged the lawmaker to use his good office and attract the attention of the state government to bring lasting peace between their people and Agila of Benue State that has been at war for years.
When the internal armed conflict flared up again in 2013, Switzerland offered Mozambique its good offices. At the request of President Nyusi and opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama, Switzerland then assumed the chairmanship of the international contact group that facilitated the talks between the two parties.
"As a matter of principle, the good offices of the secretary-general, are available, but both parties must reach out to him," Farhan Haq told the regular noon briefing at UN Headquarters in New York.
The UN chief's Spokesman, Stephane Dujarric in response to a question at the regular briefing at UN Headquarters in New York said his good offices remain available if both sides agree.
NEW YORK -- Expressing deep concern 'at the increase in tensions between India and Pakistan', UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has asked both sides to exercise maximum restraint and offered his 'good offices' to ease the crisis.
UNITED NATIONS -- Expressing deep concern 'at the increase in tensions between India and Pakistan', UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has asked both sides to exercise maximum restraint and offered his 'good offices' to ease the crisis.
UN Secretariat decided not to take sides "in order to show credibility for our good offices to help find a political solution for the crisis," he said.
Members instead proposed for the content of the next report to be submitted by the Secretary General on his good offices in Cyprus to include, inter alia, how the United Nations activities in Cyprus can be better shaped to promote political progress while maintaining stability.
'I've been offering my good offices in relation to the dialogue between the two countries that, until now, had no conditions of success.' 'The importance of India and Pakistan is such in international affairs, I hope that the two countries will be able to engage in a meaningful dialogue, ' said the UN secretary general.
Al-Othaimeen has lauded the Kingdom's using of its good offices leading to reconciliation between the two neigboring countries, an effort he described as assuring to enhance security and stability in the Horn of Africa.
Alyemani has reiterated the Yemeni government's support for the good offices of the UN envoy in order to reach agreement under which Houthi militia depart Hodeidah province to save civilian lives, infrastructure and the Sate's institutions from battle consequences.
'We also need China's good offices to provide some research facilities for local universities, including UIAM,' he said.
This is followed by the infamous phrase, "If other powers deal unjustly or oppressively with either government, the other will exert their good offices, on being informed of the case, to bring about an amicable arrangement, thus showing their friendly feelings."
During the meeting, Bahr briefed the Egyptian delegation on recent measures taken by Hamas to support Cairo's good offices for achieving reconciliation among Palestinian factions.
The Secretary-General also appreciated the efforts of former President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria, a member of his High-level Advisory Board, and welcomes the steadfast good offices of his Special Representatives Farid Zarif of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and Mohammed Ibn Chambas of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS).