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Jamaican Police Officer

Citizen safety and security and the rule of law

Supporting local efforts to secure peaceful, just and inclusive societies, leaving no one behind. 


UNDP's citizen safety and security portfolio offers a package of support services from our Signature solution number 2 related to Governance for peaceful, just, and inclusive societies. This portfolio seeks to improve the effectiveness of relevant institutions for justice service delivery and national capacity to reduce crime and violence. Through this priority area, UNDP will strengthen institutions, legislation and justice services that advance the rights and equitable outcomes for all, especially women, girls and other disadvantaged groups. Additionally, focus will be given to enhancing the Government’s capacity to reduce crime and family violence, emphasizing the inclusion of vulnerable populations. In support of national development goal 2, “the Jamaican society is secure, cohesive and just”, UNDP in partnership with the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, will support the Government’s efforts to reduce the proliferation of small arms and light weapons. To address the continued prevalence of sexual and gender-based violence, UNDP will collaborate with other United Nations agencies to support the ongoing implementation of the National Strategic Action Plan to Eliminate Gender-Based Violence in Jamaica, the economic empowerment of men and women who are impacted by violence and the mainstreaming in local plans and strategies to prevent sexual and gender-based violence. UNDP will continue to support justice reform by enhancing the capacities of rule-of-law institutions and expanding justice services and awareness for all. 

SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)

UNDP is committed to contributing to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Our work in citizen safety and security also contributes to the achievement of  SDG number one – No Poverty.