good offices

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He had nothing to urge against it, but still resisted the idea of a letter of proper submission; and therefore, to make it easier to him, as he declared a much greater willingness to make mean concessions by word of mouth than on paper, it was resolved that, instead of writing to Fanny, he should go to London, and personally intreat her good offices in his favour.
thought the man, 'so it must be my good office for which I am not fitted.
My next good office was to catch his pony and bring it to him, which was soon accomplished; for the beast was quiet enough in the main, and only winced and flirted a trifle till I got hold of the bridle - but then, I must see him in the saddle.
Oswald, however, was anticipated in this good office.
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.
Following the taking over of charge as federal Secretary for Communication he is using his good offices for the transfer of expert of corruption mafia in the Ministry.
The draft resolution takes into account the UN Secretary General's report on his Good Offices mission in Cyprus, issued last September, his report on the Strategic Review of UNFICYP from last December and the January report on UNFICYP.
He assured that he would offer his good offices to those staff who had been laid off as a result of anti-poor policies and continue raising voice for fulfillment their demands till end.
Responding to questions at the regular briefing in New York, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that the UN chief is ready to mediate peace talks between India and Pakistan provided the two neighbours accept his good offices.
It said Abubakar had extensive experience working with the United Nations in peace support operations, the mediation process, preventive diplomacy and good offices, as well as the promotion of good governance and respect for the rule of law and human rights.
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).
The meeting welcomed the Qatari efforts in its good offices and in the mediation for a political solution in Afghanistan.