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31 Jul 2019 - 15:36
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.
3 Jul 2019 - 12:41
Mr. Chair, Distinguished delegates, I am pleased to join you today for this sixth interactive dialogue on overall policy matters pertaining to special political missions. Together with my colleague, Lisa Buttenheim [Assistant Secretary-General for Support Operations], we hope to have a rich discussion. Allow me to thank the Bureau and Secretariat of the Fourth Committee for their support and collaboration in organizing this meeting. I express my appreciation to Finland and Mexico, the co-facilitators of this agenda item, for their leadership. 
13 Mar 2019 - 10:51 | Libya
United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo and African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security Ambassador Smail Chergui conducted a joint visit to Libya from 12-13 March. They were received by Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Ghassan Salamé. The joint UN-AU delegation held meetings in Tripoli with Fayez Serraj, the President of the Presidency Council, Khaled al-Mishri, the President of the High Council of State, in addition to other members of the Government of National Accord.
15 Jan 2019 - 17:50 | New York
DPPA is calling for $30 million in voluntary funding in 2019 to meet growing global demand for conflict prevention, mediation, electoral support and peacebuilding expertise.
5 Dec 2018 - 21:23 | Bogotá
The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Rosemary A. DiCarlo, concluded her first visit to Colombia today by reaffirming the UN's commitment to continue to accompany national efforts to implement the Peace Agreement.
5 Nov 2018 - 18:55 | New York
Mr. Chairman, [Ambassador Dee‑Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr., Permanent Representative of Liberia], Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,   On behalf of the Secretary-General, I am pleased to address the Fourth Committee on his sixth report entitled “Overall policy matters pertaining to special political missions”. We deeply appreciate the Committee’s continued support on this important issue.
27 Sep 2018 - 18:32 | New York
Foreign Minister Soreide, Prime Minister Hamdallah, Minister Hanegbi, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, We are grateful to Norway for convening and chairing this forum. Last year and again in March, this forum noted the deeply worrying trends in the occupied Palestinian territory and the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian and socio-economic situation. Since then, the situation has worsened.
26 Sep 2018 - 18:52 | New York
“Upholding the UN Charter and the Purposes and Principles of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM): Towards a Culture of Peace”   Distinguished Chair of the Non-Aligned Movement, H.E. Mr. Jorge Arreaza, Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Distinguished President of the 73rd Session of the General Assembly, H.E. Ms. Maria Fernanda Espinosa, Distinguished Ministers members of the Non-Aligned Movement, Ladies and gentlemen,
15 Nov 2017 - 16:04 | Bogotá, Colombia
Good afternoon. I wanted to make a few remarks publicly as I conclude this visit, which is the fifth time that I have been to Colombia over the past two and half years. As always, I appreciate the warm reception received by everyone who gave of their time to meet with me and to share their insights on the peace process and their recommendations for the United Nations.
31 Oct 2017 - 16:56 | New York
Mr. Chairman, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and gentlemen, I have the pleasure to address the Fourth Committee on behalf of Under-Secretary-General Feltman and introduce the Secretary-General’s latest report on “Overall policy matters pertaining to special political missions”, requested by the General Assembly in resolution 71/100. USG Feltman regrets that his schedule did not allow him to be here today.