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Emerging Issues

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Violent conflict is complex; its causes and consequences are not fixed in time or place. To better understand how to prevent and resolve conflict, the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs studies the factors contributing to violence and how to address them. As it strives to innovate to meet emerging challenges in the realm of global peace and security, DPPA is, for example, researching and experimenting with new approaches that leverage digital technology in mediation and prevention, and is looking at the links between climate change and conflict.