Interview with Special Representative and head of the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy in Central Asia (UNRCCA) Natalia Gherman on the spirit of cooperation in Central Asia to solve outstanding issues e.g. fight against terrorism, transboundary water management.


Get an insight into the intense preparations for a high-level event on Libya during the 2017 session of the UN General Assembly. Includes interviews with Special Representative for Libya Ghassan Salamé and staff from the UN Department of Political Affairs.


Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia Michael Keating talks about Somalia's transition, progress achieved and risks ahead.


The Mediation Support Unit, based in the United Nations Department of Political Affairs, assists the mediation initiatives of the United Nations, its Member States, regional and subregional organizations and other relevant partners. This video introduces several members of the 2017 Standby Team of Senior Mediation Advisers, a group of full-time experts that rapidly deploy to provide technical advice to officials leading mediation and preventive diplomacy efforts. Team members possess expertise in a wide range of issues that tend to arise in negotiations including constitution-making, gender issues, natural resources, power sharing, process design and security arrangements.


Ce mini documentaire examine le rôle de l'ONU et du département des affaires politiques dans la transition au Burkina Faso, en mettant l'accent sur les mesures opportunes prises par le Bureau des Nations Unies pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et le Sahel et les partenaires régionaux et sous-régionaux.


The mini-documentary takes a close look at the UN and DPA role in the transition, focusing on the timely action taken by the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel and regional and subregional partners. Speaking at a special screening of the film at UN headquarters on 12 July, Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel Mohamed Ibn Chambas said the swift response of the UN together with all its partners was paramount, helping to channel the aspirations of the population in a constructive direction. Mr Chambas also highlighted the broad consultations undertaken to bring all parties together in Burkina Faso and the essential contribution of Burkinabe civil society.


Members of the UN's Department of Political Affairs talk about their work helping to prevent conflict, bring warring parties together and create the conditions for peace to stick.


Interview with David Nabarro, the UN Secretray-General's Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development



UN Special Envoy for the Sahel Hiroute Guebre Sellassie on fighting terrorism, enhancing the resilience of the population and the will of the governments of the Sahel to work together in addressing challenges.


Représentant spécial de l'ONU pour l'Afrique centrale Abdoulaye Bathily parle élections , prévention des conflits et alerte précoce.

UN Special Representative for Central Africa Abdoulaye Bathily about elections, conflict prevention and early warning.


UN Special Adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide talks about trust and leadership in the dialogue process on the island.


UN Special Representative for Somalia Nicholas Kay talks about hope, optimism and progress made in the country.


Interview with Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, UN Special Envoy for Yemen on the peace process and humanitarian situation in Yemen


Interview with Mohamed Ibn Chambas, UN Special Representative for West Africa on Burkina Faso, Guinea, elections and mediation