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Issue Brief | Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on National Capacities for Conflict Prevention

May 11, 2016

UNDP and the United Nations Department of Political Affairs (DPA) have collaborated on the development and implementation of conflict prevention initiatives in the field through the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention (Joint Programme). First launched in 2004, the programme has grown significantly in recent years. Over the past decade, support from the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme has made a contribution to strengthening conflict prevention capacities at national and local levels, and supported national architectures for peace, mediation, and dialogue. During that period, support has also contributed to mitigating tensions around elections and referenda in countries as diverse as Fiji, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, and Togo.

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