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Political missions ‘indispensable’ for peace and security

A monitor working for the now concluded United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN). UN PhotoPolitical missions deployed in volatile environments around the world are making a proven difference in defusing tensions, bringing countries back from the brink of conflict and building sustainable peace , Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a comprehensive new report out today tracing the history and evolution of these missions and urging strong support to ensure their effectiveness. Continue reading

Latest edition of UN DPA’s Politically Speaking available now

DPA newsletter surveys political challenges and achievements amid continuing turbulenceIn the new issue of its bi-annual bulletin Politically Speaking , the Department of Political Affairs illustrates how United Nations mediators and political and peacebuilding missions are working in complex environments in areas of tension around the world to prevent conflict and bolster peace. Most conflicts are political in nature and require political solutions, underlines Under-Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman in an overview article on UN diplomacy Continue reading