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Global Focal Point for Police, Justice and Corrections

The United Nations works to strengthen the rule of law in the police, justice and corrections areas in some of the world’s most volatile places. Recognizing the need to deliver complementary responsibilities and to integrate the political and development dimensions of these efforts, DPKO and UNDP have been entrusted with joint responsibility to convene UN entities in order to respond to country-level requests of system-wide relevance, seeking to reduce competition, encourage innovation and leverage expertise.

Since 2012, the Global Focal Point arrangement for Police, Justice, and Corrections Areas in the Rule of Law in Post-Conflict and other Crisis Situations (GFP) provides a united front for overall UN assistance in these areas with a view to preventing the outbreak, escalation, continuation and recurrence of violent conflict. The GFP enables UN entities to work in a coordinated way to overcome systemic fragmentation and pursue the establishment of rule of law that integrates gender equality and respects human rights.

The GFP conducts joint assessment, planning, programming, resource mobilization, and delivery under the guidance of national partners and UN in-country leadership. The key GFP partners (DPKO, UNDP, UN Women, OHCHR, UNHCR, and UNODC) contribute their comparative expertise, in accordance with their specialized roles and specific mandates, to provide quality and coherent support.

By responding effectively to requests for complex and politically nuanced assistance prior, during, and after conflict, the GFP arrangement serves as a single-entry point for system-wide rule of law assistance, bringing together peacekeeping, development, political, humanitarian, and other actors.

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