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Our Portfolio

The current projects of the Peacemaking and Conflict Prevention Programme comprise

  • Project for Special and Personal Representatives and Envoys of the Secretary-General: This project was established to preserve and pass on the valuable lessons and experience of Special and Personal Representatives and Envoys of the Secretary-General (SRSGs) and to ensure these are used to refine and enhance UN peace operations.
  • UNITAR-IPI Fellowship Programme in Peacemaking and Preventive Diplomacy: This annual programme, now in its twentieth year, offers advanced training in conflict analysis, negotiation and mediation to mid- and senior-level UN staff, diplomats and representatives of regional organizations. The primary focus is on preventing and resolving disputes through the United Nations. Senior United Nations staff members, including Special Representatives of the Secretary-General and renowned academics and practitioners serve as resource persons for the programme to discuss the latest knowledge and practice in the field.
  • UNITAR Regional Training Programme to Enhance Conflict Prevention and Peacemaking in Africa: The programme, now in its twelfth year, places an emphasis on the challenges that African policy-makers face in their efforts to assess and respond to conflicts on the continent. It is designed to strengthen the coordination and collaboration among actors and institutions and to provide a cadre of persons who could be called upon to use their skills to assist peace missions in Africa.
  • Training Programme to Enhance the Conflict Prevention and Peacemaking Capacities of Indigenous Peoples' Representatives: This programme provides advanced training in conflict analysis and negotiation to key representatives of indigenous peoples. The focus is on a problem-solving negotiation approach to strengthen participants' capacity to more effectively negotiate to have their needs met, while also promoting constructive relationships between members of their communities and those in the dominant community.