As in previous years, extrabudgetary resources played a critical role in enabling the Department of Political Affairs (DPA) to deliver on its comprehensive mandate to prevent, manage and resolve conflicts. Today, voluntary contributions fund about one-third of DPA’s work, in particular the less predictable, but essential parts of our overall action, namely, DPA’s crisis response system for rapid deployment in support of peace processes; our network of special envoys; the cooperation with and capacity enhancement of regional organizations; mediation, support to Special Political Missions (SPMs) and conflict prevention.