The United Nations Department of Safety and Security

UNDSS was established in 2005 by General Assembly Resolution as office of UN Secretariat with unique mandate to be responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the UN Security Management System.


UNDSS is a network of security coordinators and advisors deployed wherever UN programmes are implemented. UNDSS maintains offices in more than 100 countries. While the primary responsibility for the safety and security of UN staff rests with the host government, UNDSS ensure security for staff and eligible dependents and enable the safest and most efficient conduct of the programmes and activities of the United Nations System.