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Department of Political Affairs

The Week Ahead

On Thursday, Jose Ramos Horta, Chair of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations, will speak to the press.
On Friday, the Security Council will be briefed on UN efforts to curb the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Latest Documents

On Wednesday, Under-Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman opened theMinisterial High Level Partnership Forum , which is also being attended by Nicholas Kay, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Somalia and head of UNSOM. USG Feltman's opening and closing statements are now available.

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq, Nickolay Mladenov, on Tuesday briefed the Security Council. Read the full text of his speech and watch the briefing on UN Web TV.
On Monday, Assistant Secretary-General Jens Toyberg-Frandzen briefed the Security Council about the situation in the Middle East. The full text of Mr. Toyberg-Frandzen's 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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