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Department of Political Affairs


Orealla, Guyana, UNDP Photo
In Guyana, DPA has been working with UNDP and other UN and national partners in support of political stability and social cohesion in the country since 2003. 
DPA has fielded electoral Needs Assessment Missions (NAM) ahead of the 2011 and 2015 national elections. The findings of these NAM have guided the UN electoral assistance, led on the ground by UNDP, and contributed to confidence-building with regard to elections management.
In addition, DPA contributes funding for the position of a Peace and Development Advisor who works with the UN Resident Coordinator in Georgetown to support the mainstreaming of conflict prevention and social cohesion in the UN Country Team. 
DPA will continue to provide support for governance projects undertaken by UNDP in partnership with the Government of Guyana and other stakeholders.