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Support to Member-State Bodies

  • The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2366 (2017), establishing, for an initial period of 12 months, the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia, a political mission to verify implementation of the Final Agreement of the Colombia peace process.
Security Council meeting. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

In carrying out its crucial functions, the United Nations Security Council relies on staff of the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) for both substantive and secretariat support. DPPA provides similar staff support to two standing committees established by the General Assembly, concerning the Rights of the Palestinian People and Decolonization.