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Department of Political Affairs

The Week Ahead

On Thursday, 2 April, the Security Council president will announce the Programme of Work for the month.   


Latest Documents

Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the Office for West Africa (UNOWA), briefed the Security Council on Boko Haram on 30 March. His briefing is now online.

DPA Annual Report 2014 - Multi-Year Appeal out now. Read more.

Outgoing Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry briefed the Security Council on 26 March. 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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