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


Since 2016, UNDP in Ukraine has provided extensive support to the Office of the Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights, Ukraine’s National Human Rights Institution (NHRI). This support resulted in the improved capacities of the Office and increased levels of public trust.

  • In 2019 the Ukrainian NHRI reconfirmed its "A" status accreditation by the Global Alliance of Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI).
  • The Office used the following human rights mechanisms to promote the human rights agenda: Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Committee on Eliminations all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), Convention against Torture (CAT), and others. For example, 25 percent of recommendations the UN Human Rights Committee made to the Ukrainian Government within recent ICCPR reporting contained information received from the Commissioner.
  • The regional network was expanded under the OmbudsPlus Model, due to UNDP’s expert support and capacity development. Monitoring activities and legal counselling have become available in 70 percent of Ukrainian districts.
  • Over 20,000 people (almost 50 percent women) have received human rights consultations through the NHRI’s regional network since 2016.
  • Public trust in the NHRI has increased which is reflected in the growing number of appeals to the institution: the number of claims to the Office increased from 24,000 in 2016 to 67,000 in 2021.

The growing number of appeals to the National Human Rights Institution

ukraine chart

All these efforts enabled NHRI to prove its independence, credibility, relevance and effectiveness for protection and promotion of human rights at national and subnational levels in Ukraine.

Ombudsperson regional coordinator meeting
Working meeting of the Ombudsperson regional coordinator in Mykolaiv oblast with the head of department of public service of quality of education in the region.Photo: Ombudsperson Office