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Department of Political Affairs

The Week Ahead

The Security Council will hold an open debate on the protection of civilians on Wednesday, 27 May. Following the debate, the Council will hold closed consultations on the situation in Burundi and other matters.
The International Day of UN Peacekeepers will be marked on Friday, 29 May. Commemorative activities will be held at the UN Headquarters in New York, and at peacekeeping operations and offices around the world. In the morning, the Security Council hold a briefing on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.



Latest Documents

UK's Department for International Development (DfID) gave DPA "A" ranking in its review of the Multi-Year Appeal. The review is available here.   

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov briefed the Security Council on 19 May. The text of his briefing is now online.




Promoting Peaceful, Political Solutions to Conflict

The Department of Political Affairs (DPA) plays a central role in the United Nations’ efforts to prevent and resolve deadly conflict around the world through analysis and advice to the Secretary-General, support to mediation, elections and other peacebuilding efforts internationally and through political missions on the ground.

With the support of UN Member States, DPA is evolving into a more mobile and agile platform for crisis response, capable of rapidly deploying mediation experts and other peacemaking expertise to the field and partnering effectively with regional organizations at the frontlines of conflicts.

More about DPA's activities in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and the Middle East and West Asia.


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