Impact by Regions, Countries & Territories

UNDP’s Global Programme supports crisis-affected contexts across all regions to strengthen the rule of law and human rights. In this section, we present five regional overviews, detailing our priorities and approach depending on the context, as well as feature select country and territory results from 2021.

Five contexts from the list (Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Mali and Yemen) illustrate the achievements of the Global Focal Point for the Rule of Law (GFP). In peacekeeping missions and transition settings, UNDP’s Global Programme works through the GFP to deliver integrated assistance with our UN partners.

GFP Global Focal Point Highlights


In Niger, UNDP engaged in preparatory activities to elaborate a strategy to strengthen and expand its programming on the rule of law, security, justice and human rights. The strategy will be drafted in line with the Country Programme Document for 2023-2027 and the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for 2022-2026. The new strategy will be based on the previous rule of law programming in Niger and will cover such areas as community reintegration, capitalizing on existing experiences on reintegration and stabilization in Lake Chad Basin and Liptako-Gourma areas. To ensure this offer is validated and implemented and to enhance effective participation of national actors, UNDP will partner with such key government institutions as the National Court for Human Rights, the High Authority for Peace Consolidation, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Security, the Ministry of Justice, and the Ministry for Women Empowerment.

In May and August 2021, the security forces of Niger pushed back two Boko Haram attacks due to their strengthened effective presence and patrols in seven locations. UNDP supported the deployment of more than 200 officers in Baroua and Bosso, the areas most prone to the attacks.

A total of 12,519 people could return to their homes as the improved security conditions allowed the Government of Niger to elaborate a return policy for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in June 2021.

In the areas of the country affected by violent extremism, the Government of Niger is working on an integrated national strategy for community reintegration. To support these efforts, UNDP will commission a baseline study that will help draw lessons from previous activities on community reintegration, reinforce a gender and age-sensitive approach, and identify existing gaps for programmatic intervention. In addition, consultations will be organized with national authorities and partners both in Niamey, the capital, and in the affected regions of Diffa and Tillabéry. Further, UNDP will lead the development of joint programmatic support in partnership with the IOM and UNICEF, the UN agencies involved in community reintegration. A framework document will be designed to operationalize the national strategy. The cooperation will capitalize on existing support, especially on the reintegration of ex-Boko Haram fighters, based on the ongoing evaluations by the Lake Chad Basin Stabilization Secretariat.

Collective session for the exit ceremony
Collective session to prepare for the exit ceremony from the Goudoumaria center for reintegration of former Boko Haram associates.Photo: UNDP Niger

Key Results: Niger

In seven locations, the security forces reinforced their patrols and effective presence due to the support from the Lake Chad Basin Stabilization Facility. Over 200 security personnel were deployed in Baroua and Bosso.

Two Boko Haram attacks were pushed back in May and August 2021.

A total of 12,519 people returned home in 2021 as the improved security conditions allowed the Government of Niger to elaborate a return policy for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in June 2021.