Project profile — Preventive Diplomacy and Mediation Support


United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (41148)
2022-03-30 - 2024-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (20.00%)
• America, regional (20.00%)
• Asia, regional (20.00%)
• Oceania, regional (20.00%)
• Europe, regional (20.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (significant objective)


This project supports the work of the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA). This unit plays a central role in the United Nations (UN) efforts to prevent violent conflict and build sustainable peace worldwide. This project works to help ensure the meaningful participation of women, youth, Indigenous peoples and marginalized groups in political processes, conflict prevention and mediation. It also focuses on applying gender perspectives throughout political and conflict analyses. Project activities include: (1) conducting action-oriented, gender-sensitive, multidimensional analysis to inform DPPA's assistance; (2) supporting 34 Special Political Missions that engage in preventive efforts, support complex transitions and help sustain peace; (3) supporting the efforts of Special Envoys to resolve a wide range of disputes, facilitate peace talks and manage electoral crises; (4) supporting Regional Offices that are well-placed to address cross-boundary issues, such as transnational organized crime and sharing of natural resources; (5) supporting the deployment and services of the Mediation Support Unit and the Standby Team of Mediation Advisors; (6) supporting the coordination roles of the Resident Coordinators and UN Country Teams, who are on the frontline of the UN's prevention and sustaining peace efforts in non-mission settings; (7) increasing women's participation in peacemaking, peacebuilding and sustaining peace through dedicated funding devoted to Women, Peace and Security-projects that promote gender equality and women's empowerment as their principal objective; (8) building the capacity of regional and sub-regional organizations in conflict prevention, mediation, gender and electoral affairs; (9) supporting constitutional crises and assisting state actors in addressing constitutional changes in implementing peace agreements; and (10) facilitating the assembly of a broad range of stakeholders to advance peace and security.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced prevention and resolution of violent conflict and building resilience through action-oriented analyses, inclusive peacemaking and sustaining peace; and (2) strengthened partnerships for conflict prevention and resilience within the UN system, member states, regional organizations and civil society networks.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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