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Rule of Law, Justice, Security and Human Rights

Strengthening the rule of law and promoting human rights are cornerstones of UNDP’s work to achieve sustainable human development and eradicate extreme poverty. SDG 16, in particular, articulates the key role that governance and the rule of law play in promoting peaceful, just, and inclusive societies. UNDP’s Global Programme on Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights for Sustaining Peace and Fostering Development provides assistance to national partners to build resilient communities that are supported by just institutions.

UNDP’s rule of law assistance spans seven key areas of work: Political Engagement, Institution Building, Community Security, Human Rights, Access to Justice, Transitional Justice and Gender Justice. UNDP also works to promote the rights of marginalized groups like indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and LGBTI. Together with DPKO, UNDP facilitates increased coherence of rule of law efforts across the UN system through the Global Focal Point for Police, Justice, and Corrections.

 

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South Sudan: UNDP promotes the rule of law and human rights through community outreach activities.
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The graduation ceremony for 250 female police officers from Afghanistan at the UNDP-supported Sivas Police Training Center in Turkey aims to increase female participation in the police force.
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A volunteer paralegal at a UNDP-supported legal aid clinic in Burundi provides guidance to a couple on their rights and the resources available.
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UNDP supports the realization of victim' rights to truth, justice, and reparations and measures to prevent a repetition of human rights violations in the future.

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