DPPA is pleased to issued its Quarterly Report (01 April to 30 June) covering activities funded under the Multi-Year Appeal. During the reporting period, the Department made further progress, thanks to funding under the Multi-Year Appeal (MYA), in assisting Special political Missions (SPMs) and non-mission settings, as well as servicing the whole UN system in the areas of electoral assistance, conflict prevention, crisis response and mediation. DPPA also organized a field visit to Addis Ababa on 3 and 4 June to inform partners of its work with regional organizations.
The MYA is an ideal instrument to kickstart new initiatives and support emerging areas of work of the Organization. A new funding window has been created under the MYA to support SPMs in the delivery of their mandates with targeted local peace and mediation initiatives. Local Peace Initiatives (LPIs) will now fund grass-root activities to complement and bring gains to larger-scale, strategic-level engagement on peace and reconciliation (i.e. peace or national dialogue processes). This new window will support local peace and prevention initiatives that place strong emphasis on inclusion (e.g. women, youth and/or minorities) and on the participation of civil society. LPIs also capitalize on the opportunities created by the management reform in relation to the delegation of authority to heads of entities, which can facilitate project implementation.
As of 30 June, the Multi-Year Appeal (MYA) was 35 per cent funded, with $10.4 million received in contributions out of the $30 million requested for 2019. Guided by the six priorities under the Strategic Plan (2016-2019), below are a few highlights of achievements with MYA funding, making a difference on the ground.