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Department of Political Affairs

The Week Ahead

Chad takes up the rotating presidency of the Security Council on Monday, 1 December.

Latest Documents

On Tuesday, Under-Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman briefed the Security Council on the evolution of United Nations sanctions. Read his speech.
Espen Barth Eide, the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus, wrapped up his latest visit to the island on Friday. He spoke to UN DPA recently about taking up the challenge that has thwarted a considerable number of UN peacemakers: helping the Cypriots reunify their Mediterranean home. Watch his interview

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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