Department of Sustainable Democracy and Special Missions


The Department (DSDSM)

Through the Department of Sustainable Democracy and Special Missions (DSDSM), the OAS Secretariat for Political Affairs (SPA) provides support to the General Secretariat in handling political and institutional conflicts in the region.

The Department carries out efforts in three interrelated areas to prevent, manage, and resolve conflicts. It implements a methodology for political analysis; provides advice and technical support to missions established by the Permanent Council or the OAS Secretary General; and finally, coordinates activities geared toward the peaceful settlement of territorial disputes and the promotion of a culture of peace.

Sections: Peace Fund, Political Analysis and Scenarios and Special Missions.