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  • 13 oct 2021

    Since the Joint Programme began in 2004, its cadre of PDAs has grown significantly. By year-end 2020, it reached a total of 106 advisors, national officers and international specialists, based in 64 countries, supporting more than 80 Resident Coordinators (RCs) and UN Country Teams (UNCTs) globally. In 2020, 37 Peace and Development teams were in place, with a growing pool of national PDAs, UNVs and secondees working together with international PDAs. In addition, six Regional Programme Specialists provided back-up support to PDAs and UNCTs and supported regional conflict analysis and sustaining peace efforts.

  • 7 oct 2021

    The report presents an overview of the progress made by the Climate Security Mechanism (CSM) in its efforts to analyze and address climate-related security risks. It outlines priority areas, identifies lessons learned, and describes the partnerships and approaches that were critical for success.

  • 25 juin 2021
  • 18 jan 2021

    In the current report, the evolving nature of armed conflict and violence is highlighted and seven major trends related to global peace and security today are examined. Areas of progress and areas in which solutions are still wanting are noted in the report, along with opportunities and persistent challenges faced by the international community.




  • 31 mar 2018

    DPA’s Strategic Plan is also accompanied by a Results Framework to assist in the monitoring and evaluation of DPA’s performance in the period 2016-2019. A biennial Results Framework with the expected accomplishments and indicators was defined for the first two years (2016-2017). Following a mid-term review, the second (2018-2019) biennial Results Framework was developed for the remaining two years of the Strategic Plan.

    The objectives of the Results Framework are to: 1) Operationalize the priorities of the Strategic Plan (SP) into concrete and achievable results; 2) Support integrated planning across Divisions of the Department; 3) Support better and more regular monitoring and reporting of achievements; 4) Form the basis for the Annual Work Plans (AWPs) of the Divisions and Offices of the Department.


  • 15 mar 2017

    This UN DPA guidance seeks to inform mediators and their teams, as well as conflict parties, about the principles and strategies for the effective inclusion of women, as well as a gendered perspective, in mediation processes. The guidance addresses mediation preparation, process design, and substantive issues including security arrangements, participation, constitutions, language and the implementation of peace agreements through a gender lens.


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  • 30 nov 2015

    This Strategic Plan sets out a vision for DPA that is centered on the need to promote inclusive political solutions as the key to preventing, managing or resolving conflicts and acts of political violence, while ensuring long lasting solutions that reduce human suffering and make peace sustainable. The Strategic Plan complements and integrates many aspects of the GA approved biennial Strategic Frameworks 2016/17 and 2018/19, and comprises three goals involving eight strategic objectives.

  • 12 Feb 2015

    The guide aims to inform mediators and stakeholders addressing conflicts over natural resources - whether those disagreements are violent, have the potential to turn violent, or are part of a larger political struggle, including within a peace process. It draws on the field experiences of mediators and mediation experts.


  • 21 juil 2012

    The Secretary General developed the United Nations Guidance for Effective Mediation in response to a request from the General Assembly (A/RES/65/283). The Guidance identifies a number of key fundamentals that should be considered in mediation processes: preparedness; consent; impartiality; inclusivity; national ownership; international law and normative frameworks; coherence; coordination and complementarity of the mediation effort; and quality peace agreements. The Guidance explains each fundamental, outlines some potential challenges and dilemmas facing mediators and offers some guidance.


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