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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