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Department of Political Affairs

The Week Ahead

On Monday, 22 December, the Security Council will discuss the situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Jordan will preside over the Security Council in January, taking up the rotating monthly presidency on the first day of 2015.

Latest Documents

Under-Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman participated in the 19 December Security Council debate on terrorism and cross-border crime. 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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