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 Armenia, a new Patrol Police Service was established in Yerevan, the capital, in July 2021, following a comprehensive five-month training programme for the new recruits supported by UNDP. In November 2021, the training was conducted for the candidates from the other two regions, Lori and Shirak. UNDP provided expert and technical advice for a large-scale review of the police educational system to result in structural and functional changes. Both the trainings for the patrol police recruits and the curricula of educational institutions were tailored to promote and mainstream the people-centred approach to security.

To ensure that the reforms in the rule of law, human rights and justice domains are inclusive and people-centred, UNDP facilitated a series of consultations and provided technical assistance on key areas. First, consultations on the mandate of the Human Rights Defender’s Office were conducted with a focus on its capacities to review legislative provisions from a human rights perspective and to prepare submissions to the UN treaty bodies. Second, ahead of the constitutional review in Armenia due in 2022, UNDP consulted the Ministry of Justice on the applicable international practices in the field of constitutional reforms.

2021 saw the roll out and preparations for the effective application of the first e-platform for psychological testing, developed with UNDP’s support to accompany the judicial recruitment process, as part of the digitalization process. The Supreme Judicial Council gained capacity to conduct psychometric assessments of candidates and ensure merit-based recruitment to underpin judicial integrity. The first 48 candidates underwent the psychological e-testing.

A series of initiatives were implemented to raise public awareness on the impact of corruption and the importance of its prevention. UNDP prepared a public service announcement (PSA) for a nation-wide broadcast to start in 2022, with follow-up surveys to evaluate the short and mid-term effects of this public campaign. In addition, UNDP developed an online platform to serve as a coordination, reporting, monitoring and evaluation tool for the Anti-Corruption Strategy and Action Plan 2019-2023. UNDP organized trainings for 52 civil servants and integrity officers (51 women, one man) from 52 state agencies based on the UNDP-developed anti-corruption training modules.

Key Results: Armenia

700 new patrol police officers improved their knowledge on human rights and rule of law disciplines, and the new Patrol Service was launched in Yerevan in July 2021.

Five groups of integrity officers from 52 state agencies (52 people in total; 51 women and one man) benefited from UNDP-developed anti-corruption training courses.

51 candidates for judges (13 women, 38 men) went through the UNDP-developed psychological e-testing system that underpins judicial integrity.