New York, 18 January 2019. The Secretary-General strongly condemns the car bombing at a police academy in Bogotá. He expresses his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes speedy recovery to the injured.
The Colombian authorities have indicated that they have proof that this terrorist act was conducted by the ELN. The perpetrators must be brought to justice.
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.
During a meeting chaired by Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary A. DiCarlo to present DPPA’s Multi-Year Appeal, 58 member States of the United Nations voiced continued support for the Department as it undergoes a profound transformation to implement the Secretary-General’s ambitious reform programme, which aims to make the world organization more responsive and effective in all its areas of work.
The Multi-Year Appeal remains a crucial funding tool for DPPA. The Department leads the Secretary-General’s good offices and mediation efforts, provides consolidated political analysis and technical advice on preventive diplomacy to the whole UN system, and helps the UN and member States tackle crises worldwide. DPPA supports the work of Special Envoys and SRSGs in their efforts to foster dialogue to diffuse tensions and resolve conflicts, and deploys staff or senior mediators at short notice to assist in peace negotiations.
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New York - The members of the Security Council expressed their regret at the decision of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) to declare the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Haysom, persona non grata, and took note of the statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Somalia on 4 January.
The members of the Security Council expressed their gratitude to Mr Haysom and underlined their full support for...
The 2018 Annual Report on the Multi-Year Appeal (MYA) provides an overview of success stories for the year as well as ongoing challenges. Partnerships with regional and sub-regional organizations feature prominently in the document, which also lists examples of collaboration with the UN Peacebuilding Fund, UN Country Teams, the World Bank and the Joint UNDP-DPPA Programme on Conflict Prevention, among others. In 2018 the MYA allowed DPPA to mobilize a total of $35.6 million from 30 partners. Remarkably, up of 69 per cent of the total received was unearmarked, which demonstrates the confidence partners place on the Department.
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The 2019 Update of the Multi-Year Appeal (MYA) is being released at a significant turning point, as the Department of Political Affairs transforms into the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA), following the reform of the United Nations peace and security pillar. The Update reflects on the opportunities created by the reform and its “whole-of-pillar” approach. Following the reform, the extra-budgetary funding mechanisms of the two former Departments (DPA and DPKO) and PBSO will co-exist and complement one another, resulting in more synergies in the peace and security work of the Organization.