FACT SHEET: Global Focal Point for Police, Justice and Corrections

07 Dec 2012
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In September 2012, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as the Global Focal Point for the Police, Justice and Corrections Areas in the Rule of Law in Post-conflict and other Crisis Situations. The Secretary-General has prioritized "delivery as one" by the United Nations in crisis and conflict settings. The Global Focal Point arrangement will strengthen the United Nations ability to fill critical civilian capacity gaps in the aftermath of conflict. To facilitate the provision of joint support, both organizations have agreed to co-locate a portion of their respective rule of law teams from early 2013 in a single location at United Nations Headquarters

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