In general terms, a mediator or intermediary was a neutral party that assists in negotiations and conflict resolution, the process being known as mediation. One such mediator was Riva of the planet Ramatis III. (TNG: "Loud As A Whisper")

In November of 2154, Earth mediators attempted to negotiate a longstanding trade dispute between Tellarites and Andorians. (ENT: "Babel One")

Given that the dispute was expected to end in war if not resolved, and Tellarites and Andorians together joined the Coalition of Planets a few months later, it seems likely that they succeeded.

On the planet Rubicun III, the title Mediator was given to specially designated Edo who were charged with the administering of punishment for any crimes committed in the punishment zones. The Mediators arrived on the scene of a crime usually within minutes of the transgression. Pending admission of guilt or witnesses to the crime the Mediators would administer punishment – always execution – almost immediately. Execution was carried out by injection of a fast and painless poison. (TNG: "Justice")

Curzon Dax acted as a mediator with the United Federation of Planets during the Klaestron Civil War in 2339. (DS9: "Dax")

In 2367 Jean-Luc Picard was described as an "accomplished mediator" by K'mpec. (TNG: "Reunion")

In 2369 Benjamin Sisko declined to be a mediator between the Ennis and Nol-Ennis during their faked peace talks. (DS9: "Battle Lines")

The same year Benjamin Sisko served at request of the Bajoran Provisional Government as mediator between the two Bajoran factions Paqu and Navot. (DS9: "The Storyteller")

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