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Department of Political Affairs

The Week Ahead

In continuation of the Secretary-General's good offices to assist in finding a peaceful resolution to the crisis in Ukraine, Under-Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman will visit Kiev on 16-17 December for consultations with senior officials.
Later in the week, the Security Council will focus on Afghanistan with the first briefing from the new Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Nicholas Haysom.

Latest Documents

The Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, on 15 December briefed the Security Council. The full text of his briefing is now available.  

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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