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


To address the consequences of the armed conflict, ensure access to justice, accountability and protection for survivors, UNDP initiated, assisted in the development, and provided continuous support to the institutions that comprise the Comprehensive System of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Non-Recurrence: the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP); the Truth Commission; and the Unit for Search of Missing Persons. These judicial and extrajudicial mechanisms, which began to operate as UNDP-led projects in 2017 before becoming fully autonomous state institutions in 2018, have allowed the participation of thousands of victims, ex-combatants and civil society actors in truth and justice processes, promoting conditions for reconciliation and non-recurrence. This support has enabled access to justice for over 306,082 people, including 3,092 individual victims and 300,000 members of ethnic groups appearing before the JEP; 1,759 beneficiaries of ordinary justice services at the local level, and 1,231 ex-combatants.

An articulated mechanism between the Special Jurisdiction for Peace, UNDP and over 15 civil society organizations was established to guarantee the effective individual or collective participation of over 300,000 victims in the judicial processes carried out by the Jurisdiction. The voices of thousands of victims were heard and their testimonies documented in the final report of the Truth Commission, with inputs from survivors and civil society activists across Colombia and from other 26 other countries.

La Gabarra collective reparation measures
Collective reparation measures in the township of La Gabarra, municipality of Tibú, Norte de Santander.Photo: UNDP