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26 Oct 2018 description

Querido Señor Presidente,

Le agradezco mucho por esta oportunidad desde Beirut.

I would take this opportunity to update you and Members of the Council since my briefing, which took place last week in New York. Today, I will focus particularly on an update after my consultations in Damascus two days ago.

Following the Secretary-General’s meeting with Syria’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Moalem during the General Assembly, I met Minister Moalem in Damascus on 24 October.

22 Aug 2018 description

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Mme. President,

Members of the Security Council,

We meet today in the wake of yet another series of violent escalations that threatened to plunge Gaza into war.

Over the past several weeks, Special Coordinator Mladenov has led unprecedented UN efforts, with the Government of Egypt and other regional and international partners, to prevent another devastating outbreak of hostilities, respond to the most urgent humanitarian needs, and support intra-Palestinian reconciliation.

01 Aug 2018 description

Executive Summary:

Core Responsibility 1 of the Agenda for Humanity on preventing and ending violent conflicts, and the four transformations it contains – transformation 1A on political leadership, 1B on acting early, 1C on staying and investing, and 1D on being inclusive in decision-making – is both farsighted and in lock-step with broader efforts for conflict prevention, at the United Nations and beyond.

31 Jul 2018 description

Executive Summary:

Core Responsibility One of the Agenda for Humanity on Preventing and Ending Conflicts parallels the ongoing efforts at the United Nations to prioritize prevention in the UN’s work, particularly through the concept of sustaining peace.

In stakeholder reporting on implementation of WHS commitments, Member States stressed their efforts to bring about a more coherent and coordinated approach within their national governments, including by integrating conflict prevention.

13 Jun 2018 description
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Nepal, 14 June 2018: The Department of Political Affairs has responded to the request from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal for the closure of the DPA Liaison Office in Kathmandu after successfully fulfilling its mandate. In consultation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Liaison Office will be closed within the next three months.

30 May 2018 description

30 MAY 2018


Mme. President,

Members of the Security Council,

Thank you for this opportunity to brief the Council on the unfolding events in and around Gaza.

I am afraid that the last two days have seen the most serious escalation since the 2014 conflict between Hamas and Israel and a warning to all how close to the brink of war we are every day...

23 May 2018 description

This Annual Report highlights the impact of the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention. In 2017, the Joint Programme provided support to more than 60 countries, including through the deployment of Peace and Development Advisors. Peace and Development Advisors are at the forefront of the Programme’s efforts, they support the UN system to effectively adapt and respond to complex political situations and identify areas for preventive action.

29 Apr 2018 description
report Concern Worldwide, Catholic Relief Services, American Refugee Committee International, Africare, United Nations Population Fund, UN Office of the SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict, United Nations, World Health Organization, UN Development Programme, UN Volunteers, Italian Red Cross, UNOPS, Tearfund, UN Observer Mission in Georgia, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo, UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, CARE, UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea, Caritas, Pact, UN Department of Political Affairs, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, World Food Programme, UN Human Settlements Program, Mercy Corps, UN Children's Fund, Médecins du Monde, Lutheran World Relief, International Rescue Committee, Operation USA, International Medical Corps, Relief International, UN Mission in Sudan, UN Interim Force in Lebanon, Refugees International, UN Department of Safety and Security, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Action by Churches Together International, HelpAge International, Save the Children, Plan International, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Médecins Sans Frontières, UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara, Women's Refugee Commission, ChildFund International, UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, World Renew, Monaco Red Cross, UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste

We, UN and non-UN entities, re-affirm our determination to prevent future acts of sexual exploitation and abuse by our personnel.

We note the issuance of this Statement at the High-level Conference on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and NGO Personnel on 4 December 2006 in New York, USA and welcome future endorsement of this Statement by others.

28 Feb 2018 description

Mr. President, members of the Security Council, Thank you for this opportunity to brief the Security Council after the comprehensive report from the ERC, Mark Lowcock. In two weeks, we will mark the beginning of the eighth year of the Syrian conflict. There are no words to express our frustration over the collective failure of the international community to end this war. But that frustration is nothing compared to the suffering and destruction visited ceaselessly upon the Syrian people.

22 Jan 2018 description
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Baghdad, 22 January 2018 - United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenča is currently on a three-day visit to Iraq. Mr. Jenča met yesterday, 21 January, with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Vice-President Osama al-Nujaifi, Speaker of Parliament Salim al-Jubouri as well as the recently appointed electoral board of commissioners.

14 Jun 2017 description

This Annual Report highlights the impact of the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention. In 2016, the Joint Programme provided support to 45 countries, including through the deployment of Peace and Development Advisors.

03 Apr 2017 description

Introduction: About the Multi-Year Appeal

08 Mar 2017 description


NEW YORK, 8 March (Office for Disarmament Affairs/Department of Political Affairs) — The Central African Convention for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons, their Ammunition and all Parts and Components that can be used for their Manufacture, Repair and Assembly (Kinshasa Convention) enters into force today, today.

26 Sep 2016 description

Meeting in the margins of the General Assembly today, 22 September, senior officials from Algeria, Canada, Chad, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Niger, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, the European Union, United Nations, the League of Arab States, and the African Union adopted a communique “[reaffirming their] commitment to the United Nations Support Mission in Libya’s (UNSMIL) efforts under the leadership of the UN …

31 Aug 2016 description

“The UN Constitutional” team is pleased to present the fifth issue of its newsletter featuring articles by constitutional experts, reports from the field, and a digest of recent constitutions-related publications. In this edition, we interviewed the former Nepali Constituent Assembly chair on his role in this unique process. We also explore the importance of ‘context’ in constitutional assistance efforts, and consider the links between the SDGs and gender equality provisions in constitutions.

10 Jan 2016 description

Today UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman concluded a two-day visit to Nepal. During his visit, he met with a number of Nepal's political and civil society leaders, including President Bidya Devi Bandari and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

28 Feb 2015 description

Executive summary

Natural resources such as land, water, timber, minerals, metals and oil are vitally important sources of livelihoods, income and influence for countries and communities around the globe. When natural resources are poorly managed or inequitably shared, however, or when business operations are implemented without due consideration for context and communities, they can contribute to tensions that can escalate into violent conflict, or feed into and exacerbate pre-existing conflict dynamics.