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Department of Political Affairs

The Week Ahead

The Security Council on Wednesday, 28 January, will discuss the situation in the Middle East.

Latest Documents

On 21 January, Under-Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman briefed the Security Council on the situaton in Ukraine. The text and video of that briefing are now available.

Earlier in the day, Under-Secretary-General Feltman presented the last report of the UN Burundi Office (BNUB) to the Security Council. The text of that 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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