Published May 19, 2017

Modest Investment in Preventive Diplomacy Yields Solid Dividends

UNRCCA Marks 10th Anniversary

DPA Politically Speaking
Published March 31, 2017

Effectively Including Women in Peace Processes

New DPA Guidance

DPA Politically Speaking
Published March 10, 2017

Helping Put The Gambia on a Solid Footing

DPA Politically Speaking
Published March 10, 2017

Briefing: Fourth Round of Syria Talks

No Miracles, But Progress Achieved

DPA Politically Speaking
Published February 24, 2017

Colombia’s FARC-EP Prepares to Lay Down Weapons

Peace Moves a Step Closer

DPA Politically Speaking
Published February 17, 2017

We Need More Multilateralism, Not Less.

The Case for Prevention

DPA Politically Speaking
Published February 10, 2017

Partnerships: The Organization of American States

Working Together for Peace in the Western Hemisphere

DPA Politically Speaking
Published January 23, 2017

Partnerships: The Folke Bernadotte Academy

In the Steps of the Count

DPA Politically Speaking
Published December 21, 2016

Summary of UN Headquarters ‘Board of Inquiry’ Report

UN-Syrian Arab Red Crescent aid convoy attacked from the air

DPA Politically Speaking
Published December 16, 2016

Language of Peace

Finding the Right Words to Silence the Guns

DPA Politically Speaking
Published December 2, 2016

Supporting Prevention, Mediation and Sustainable Peace

DPA Issues Updated Funding Appeal

DPA Politically Speaking
Published November 11, 2016

Colombia: Building Peace from the Ground Up 

DPA Politically Speaking
Published September 15, 2016

Bridging the Gap Between Early Warning and Early Action

DPA Politically Speaking
Published August 31, 2016

Sri Lanka:

Steps in Reconciliation and Accountability for Sustainable Peace

DPA Politically Speaking
Published August 26, 2016

In Myanmar, Optimism Amid Remaining Challenges

Interview with UN Special Adviser Vijay Nambiar

DPA Politically Speaking
Published June 30, 2016

“Every country is a developing country”

A Conversation with Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda David Nabarro about Sustainable Development and Conflict Prevention

DPA Politically Speaking
Published June 23, 2016

Historic Step Towards Peace in Colombia

DPA Politically Speaking
Published June 10, 2016

A Global Response to Rising Conflict

DPA Politically Speaking
Published May 20, 2016

The Security Council Members and Conflict Prevention: Practice and Potential

DPA Politically Speaking
Published March 14, 2016

Iran: The Lifting of a Sanctions Regime

Published February 17, 2016

Fighting Impunity to Consolidate Justice and the Rule of Law in Guatemala

Published February 12, 2016

Preventing Violent Extremism, Caring for its Victims

Published February 4, 2016

An Electoral System that Meets the Aspirations of the Somali People

UN Political Chief Visits Somalia

Published January 22, 2016

Special Political Missions: Supporting Conflict Prevention, Good Offices and Peacemaking

Published January 15, 2016

Women, Peace and Security – Promoting Sustainable Peace

Published November 13, 2015

Prevention efforts accelerate on Burundi, further UN presence envisaged

Published October 30, 2015

Ensuring genuine and credible elections: the UN role

Published September 17, 2015

Using UN sanctions to counter illicit trafficking of natural resources and “threat finance”

Published September 17, 2015

Digital diplomacy:

UN’s Department of Political Affairs in 140-character bursts

Published July 10, 2015

The African Union’s work supporting victims of terrorism

Interview with Ambassador Francisco Madeira

Published July 10, 2015

Lebanon’s ‘potential to thrive’ amid region in crisis

Published July 7, 2015

Mediation and prevention at work: Accompanying the dialogue in Guinea

Published June 3, 2015

UN at 70: How far have we come in decolonization?

Published May 5, 2015

The future of Afghanistan:

Perspectives from the field with Special Representative Nicholas Haysom

Published April 17, 2015

Jamal Benomar

A conversation about the UN's role in Yemen

Published April 8, 2015

Robert Serry 

His thoughts on Security Council resolution 242 and peace efforts in the Middle East

Published March 25, 2015

Uprooting terrorism:

Countering violent extremism through prevention

Published February 5, 2015

Sri Lanka:

Supporting long-term peace by combining political and development analysis

Published January 28, 2015


Bringing the link between peace and development into focus

Published January 23, 2015

Lebanon: Interview with outgoing Special Coordinator Derek Plumbly

Published January 16, 2015

Libyan Political Dialogue:

Geneva talks aim to facilitate political agreement, end fighting

Published January 16, 2015

Francesc Vendrell:

Stalwart of Secretary-General’s Good Offices

Published January 9, 2015

Security Council in numbers:

Highlights of Security Council Practice 2014

Published January 7, 2015

Secretary-General: 2015 to be challenging, but also promising

Published December 17, 2014

Year-End Conversation

An Interview with Oscar Fernández-Taranco, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support

Published December 9, 2014

Department of Political Affairs annual donor meeting 2014

Published November 18, 2014

Special Political Missions and other political initiatives

Second report of the Secretary-General

<p> This October, the 193 United Nations Member States received a copy of the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's latest report on special political missions, good offices and other political initiatives. This is a visual summary of the 35 missions higlighted in the report.</p>
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