Operationalizing Conflict Prevention- Peace and Development Advisors in Non-mission Settings

2017. Author: ZIF Center for International Peace Operations

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres took office in January 2017 reaffirming his determination to prioritize conflict prevention as a key objective of the UN system. This Policy Briefing focuses on one such practical prevention tool – the Peace and Development Advisors, which are deployed through the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention. These advisors represent a cross-pillar effort to help UN presences adapt to politically sensitive contexts and develop and implement strategic conflict prevention programmes. The deployment of these civilian experts is a practical and effective example of how conflict prevention can be operationalized on the ground.

  • Peace and Development Advisors
  • Research/Lessons Learned
operationalizing CP PDAs

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