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 Libya, UNDP continued to provide technical and advisory support to establish coordination mechanisms between the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Justice, such as joint technical committees and technical working groups. Despite changes within the Government, these committees and groups work closely with the Joint Policing and Security Programme of UNDP and the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) (2017-2022) to organize and facilitate capacity building and judicial reform initiatives for criminal justice institutions. These mechanisms provide opportunities to exchange views on rule of law, track progress and identify challenges, whilst establishing programming priorities and consensus-based approaches for the UN and its national counterparts.

UNDP worked with the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Justice to improve their communications strategies and provide equipment for the communications units within these ministries. The Ministry of Interior has already progressed in public outreach. With UNDP’s support it produces a weekly programme “Police and Society” to promote transparency and a people-centred approach.

In 2021, UNDP supported training opportunities for 35 law enforcement officials (including 16 women) on responding to cases of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). The curricula were designed to raise awareness and gender sensitivity of the rule of law officials, to enable them to address the increase in violence against women in the country and to improve access to justice for survivors.

Based on the needs and capacity assessment of rule of law institutions in Libya, UNDP supported the establishment of a vocational training centre in Al Jadeida Prison, representing a pilot rehabilitation programme for inmates. At the centre, the inmates can acquire or improve several skills such as tailoring, cooking, computer skills, etc. This support empowers inmates, including women, to have better access to livelihood opportunities and reduce recidivism. The official opening of the training centre is due in the last quarter of 2022.

Police officers participating in a discussion on gender-based violence in Tripoli, Libya. ©UNDP
Police officers participating in a discussion on gender-based violence in Tripoli, Libya.Photo: UNDP

Key Results: Libya

35 law enforcement (including 16 women) underwent training on responding to cases of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV).

610 personal protective equipment (PPE) kits were provided to the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Justice to improve the capacity of personnel working in multiple shifts for community safety and security.

21 judicial police officers from 11 municipalities around Libya participated in a training on standard operating procedures to improve the adherence to human rights standards in prisons.