United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs

Committee Description

The United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (UNDPPA) is one of the departments of the Secretariat, responsible for assisting the Secretary-General and the Security Council in their efforts to “prevent deadly conflict and build sustainable peace around the world.” The department, which was established on 1 March 1992, has now been reformed in the year 2019, with new advancements made in its peace and security infrastructure.

UNDPPA is a platform for “crisis response”, currently undertaking operations all around the World. The department does not only advise the UN Organizations but also provides staff support, and assesses conflicts through its Decolonization Unit, Palestinian Rights Division and Electoral Assistance Division. DPPA focuses on a range of issues in the region including aiding governments to hold unbiased elections during times of change and political transformation, and mediation missions such as “Special Adviser on Cyprus”. The department has given many forms of assistance to countries in the region, aiding to eradicate issues that are faced in the region such as climate change, gender inequality, and the lack of peace and security.


Addressing the post-ceasefire dispute between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan

The question of the Aegean Dispute

Promoting the practice of preventive diplomacy