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 2021, the Global Programme for Strengthening the Rule of Law, Human Rights, Justice and Security for Sustainable Peace and Development completed Phase III (2016-2021) of the programme. During these years, the Global Programme adapted and responded quickly to changing international and local dynamics, opportunities and challenges, developing a more geographically and thematically diverse portfolio. It mobilized the full scope of its resources – human, financial, technical and strategic – to provide tailored support to an increasing number of requests from UNDP Country Offices and regional programmes.

Over 50 countries and territories affected by crisis, conflict and fragility received much-needed rule of law and human rights assistance and over U.S. $256 million were mobilized.

This section spotlights ten country examples where the Global Programme and its partners delivered significant results that had tangible impact on individuals and communities over Phase III of the Programme (2016-2021). This list is not exhaustive, and various other results have been achieved. Please visit our home page to access previous annual reports, and to read the blogs and stories about the work of the Global Programme and its impact on strengthening the rule of law, access to justice, increased security and better human rights protection for all.