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


The Prisons Mandela Project that UNDP and MINUSMA implemented under the Global Focal Point from 2016 to 2021, has made it possible to significantly improve the conditions of detention for more than 6,000 detainees and to sustainably strengthen the efficiency of the Malian prison administration.

The key results of the project include improved detention conditions in 33 of the 60 Malian prisons, in particular, enlarged cells, better access to water and hygienic services, and installed sports equipment. In 37 prisons, administrative capacities were strengthened by the development and installation of prison registry management software. Over 1,840 staff members (including 244 women) received training on such topics as Mandela rules, Beijing rules and the rights of minors. UNDP supported 28 micro-projects which enabled 1,194 detainees to improve their knowledge on various income-generating professional activities in order to prepare for their social reintegration.

Gardening activities
Market gardening activities at Ouellesebougou prison in Mali. The GFP Mandela project supported the development of reintegration activities in 33 prisons in the country.Photo: UNDP Mali