Gender Advisers are deployed in most DPPA missions; all missions have dedicated gender focal points, while some also have dedicated gender focal points within mission components. The gender experts work closely with the mission leadership and staff to provide technical expertise and to mainstream gender in all mission activities, including efforts to promote inclusive conflict prevention and mediation.


Women in Lebanon: Political Actors Who Must Be Heard, Recognized and Represented
Gender Experts at the Office of the Special Coordinator in Lebanon Share Perspectives

Women Belong at the Peace Table. In Central Asia, Too
Interview with Armands Pupols of the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia

Sustainable Development Impossible without Women, Youth, Civil Society
Interview with Nene Bah, Gender Adviser at the UN Office of the Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region

“Given the Right Opportunities, Women Will Know How to Take Their Place and Make Their Voices Heard”
Interview with Annie Dumont, Gender Affairs Officer, UN Regional Office for Central Africa

“Colombia is Where We Could Make this Happen”
Interview with Devanna de la Puente, Gender Adviser at the UN Verification Mission in Colombia

“Because It’s 2018,” ...and Other Reasons Why Women Must Be Included in Peace Processes
Interview with Christina Shaheen, Gender Advisor in the Office of the Special Envoy for Syria