Bienvenidos a las Naciones Unidas


  • DPPA initiated an independent Mid-Term Review of its 2020-22 Strategic Plan to assess its progress towards achieving the goals outlined in the Plan and the extent to which the Plan has been central to its planning processes.  The review puts forth ten recommendations covering areas related to strategic planning, results framework and funding instruments associated with DPPA. These recommendations will inform both the implementation of the current Plan and the development of DPPA’s new Plan.  

  • The report contains summary findings and recommendations drawn from four lessons-learned studies and two evaluations on a wide range of themes such as boundary dispute between Equatorial Guinea and Gabon; UN support to local mediation; UN transition in mission settings; Value-for-Money assessment of the MYA etc.

    To strengthen the Department’s accountability and organizational learning, DPPA commissions several evaluative exercises every year. Such exercises are confidential and cannot be shared in their entirety, but DPPA is committed to widely disseminate the executive summaries.

  • The report examines MYA projects at a whole-portfolio level, while identifying specific areas for in-depth evaluation. The assessment analyses the relevance of the MYA testing, the logical connection between MYA projects and DPPA’s high level objectives; examines the effectiveness of the MYA portfolio of projects in delivering valued results; and considers questions of cost-efficiency, asking whether the MYA portfolio is applying funds in an efficient way to minimize costs. The assessment articulates a clear ‘value claim’ of the MYA for the first time, which will be helpful in future discussions with our divisions.

    Undertaken by an independent consultant, the assessment concludes that the MYA has been able to deliver value-for-money at multiple levels, ensuring good use of resources.

  • This is the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affair’s (DPPA) second summary report of its evaluative exercises. As a learning organization, the Department commissions several evaluative exercises—lessons learned studies and evaluations—every year. This report provides key findings and recommendations of evaluative exercises commissioned by the Department in 2019, on the experience of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala, CICIG; DPPA Liaison Presences; UN engagement in Kenya; the United Nations Mission in Colombia; DPA's 2016-2019 Strategic Plan and the UN’s preventive diplomacy in Gabon and the Gambia. 

  • In the face of persistent and comple x violent conflict and a rising backlash against women’s rights, the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) is committed to keeping the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda at the core of its work.

  • Learning, transparency and accountability principles drive the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) practices in DPPA. The Department draws on both qualitative and quantitative
    assessments to build a body of evidence for its work in conflict prevention and sustaining peace.

  • The Mediation Support Unit (MSU) in the Policy and Mediation Division of the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) is the system-wide service provider on dialogue and mediation assistance providing comparative analysis, support in developing mediation strategies and direct operational and mediation assistance.

  • Providing electoral assistance to Member States is one of the key functions of the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA).

  • DPPA's Year in Review 2019 looks back at some achievements, and some difficult moment in 2019 - in Sudan, Madagascar, Bolivia, North Macedonia, Yemen, Libya, Afghanistan and more.

  • A summary of evaluations and lessons-learned studies related to the work of the Department carried out in 2017 and 2018. In the spirit of transparency, the Department has decided to systematically disseminate summaries of all its self-evaluations and lessons-learned studies, if sharing of full reports is not feasible.

  • Organized by the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and the Small Island Developing States, and hosted by the Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations, some 50 participants from national governments, the UN and academia took part on 6 May 2019 in a workshop on Climate Change, Conflict Prevention and Sustainable Peace: Perspectives from the Pacific. The aim of the workshop was to better understand the climate-security nexus in the Pacific, share country and regional experiences, review efforts to develop a toolkit for climate-security risk assessment frameworks, and explore how the United Nations system can respond to climate-security challenges threatening the Pacific. This document contains a summary of and the recommendations from the workshop.

  • An overview of the role, approach and tools of the United Nations and its partners in preventing violent conflict

  • The end of year publication features some of the highlights of our online magazine Politically Speaking in 2017.

  • The end of year 'Politically Speaking - Year in Review 2016' publication features some of the highlights of our online magazine Politically Speaking.