UN Global Focal Point for Police, Justice and Corrections

FBA together with the Netherlands Institute of International Relations (Clingendael) and the Stimson Center have conducted an independent review of the progress the United Nations’ Global Focal Point for Police, Justice and Corrections (GFP) has made since January 2012.

The GFP is the most recent initiative by the UN in a decade of efforts to improve the coherence and quality of the UN’s rule of law support to crisis- and conflict-affected countries. Its aim is to provide better police, justice and corrections services from UN headquarters to UN peacekeeping missions, special political missions and non-mission settings.

In June 2014, the results of the review were published in the report “Independent Progress Review on the UN Global Focal Point for Police, Justice and Corrections”. It is based on extensive document research and more than 150 interviews, conducted at UN headquarters and in seven field settings. The report finds that the GFP initiative can claim partial success, holds credible promise as an effective tool for the delivery of police, justice and corrections assistance to UN missions and country teams across the globe, and is in need of significant improvement that will require increased support from senior UN management as well as UN Member States.

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  • Posted by Ludmila Ceban

    Conflict resources and the rule of law

    Over 40 per cent of all intrastate conflicts have a link to natural resources and, while it is not new evidence as such, less than a quarter of peace negotiations actually aim to resolve conflicts by addressing resource management mechanisms. By the same token, links to natural resources are rarely included in the design of peacekeeping operations or even conflict analysis to start with.

    The risks for relapse are furthermore twice as high for conflicts associated with ... Read entire post »

    2018-05-18 14:04
  • Posted by Ben Rhee

    Challenges Forum: A platform for improving peace operations

    Recently I joined the team at the International Secretariat of the Challenges Forum, or to give its full name: The International Forum for the Challenges of Peace Operations. Challenges Forum, CF for short, is a global partnership of 49 leading organizations and departments working on peace operations, representing 22 countries from across all regions of the global North and South.

    Established in 1996, the aim of CF is to improve peace operations by identifying the critical challenges ... Read entire post »

    2018-05-03 09:11
  • Posted by Markus Derblom

    Time for the Vikings to set sail again

    In just about a week, the Viking-18 exercise will start. In rough figures, around 3000 people (out of which some 300 are civilians), of 60+ nationalities, will meet across nine international sites to do a multinational, joint and civil-military exercise. It is the grand finale of almost two years of hard work by a dedicated group of individuals from many nations and organizations, including FBA, which has the role of facilitating and coordinating the civilian strands ... Read entire post »

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