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Department of Political Affairs

The Week Ahead

On Wednesday, 1 July, New Zealand will take the rotating presidency of the Security Council for the month of July.

Latest Documents

Under-Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman briefed the UN Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. The text of his briefing from 24 June is now available.

Special Representative and head of UNAMA, Nicholas Haysom, briefing the UN Security Council on 22 June. The text of his briefing is available online.

DPA held its Multi-Year Appeal in Oslo, Norway, from 11 June to 12 June. Check out DPA's 2015 Goals under the Multi-Year Appeal. Download a summary of the political and diplomatic efforts in 2015 made possible through funding under the Multi-Year Appeal




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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