Peace and Security

Deputy UN chief urges greater national ownership, funding for security sector reform

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson has urged greater national ownership and more funding towards security sector reform as part of an effort to strengthen the links between peace and security, development, and human rights.

PHOTO FEATURE: A day in the life of Nicholas Haysom, UN deputy chief in Afghanistan

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is a special political mission established by the Security Council in 2002 at the request of the Government to assist it and the people of Afghanistan in laying the foundations for sustainable peace and development in the country.

FEATURE: The UN General Assembly’s Fourth Committee – special political and decolonization issues

Established in 1945, at the end stages of World War II, the United Nations General Assembly serves as the world body's principal policy-making and deliberative organ, providing a forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the UN Charter.