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Department of Political Affairs

The Week Ahead

On 26 February, the Security Council will hold consultations on the 1718 Committee (DPRK) and 751/1907 Committee (Somalia).
From 25 to 26 February, the Government of the Union of Myanmar, the United Nations and the Myanmar Institute for Stratefic and International Studies will jointly organise a two-day workshop in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. The media advisory is available online
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in South Ameria this week.

Latest Documents

On 18 February, Under-Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman briefed the UN Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. The full text is now available 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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