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2021 UNDP Annual Meeting
on Rule of Law and Human Rights

Virtual Meeting

22 - 24 June 2021 (EDT)

Bottom left: Biosecurity equipment provided to the Cauca indigenous communities in Colombia to safeguard lives during the pandemic and support socioeconomic recovery ©️UNDP Colombia, Oscar Bermeo    

Top left: An employee of Selyn company in Sri Lanka that managed to sustain operations during the pandemic and integrate a human rights-based approach in its business modality ©️ UNDP Sri Lanka

Top right: A woman from the Bendición community in Guatemala recovered her father's remains after more than 30 years of searching. He had disappeared during the internal armed confrontation.  ©️ UNDP Guatemala, Hiliana Nuñez

Bottom right: Participants of a training on criminal investigations view the Local Police Service Road Map for Iraqi Local Police. Capacity building for police officers, especially female, is a key component of UNDP Iraq’s Security Sector Reform/Rule of Law programme. ©️ UNDP Iraq

 

Overview

Meeting Information

UNDP will convene the 2021 Annual Meeting on Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights for Sustaining Peace and Fostering Development from 22 – 24 June. The meeting aims to promote an exchange between Member States, practitioners, UNDP and UN experts, Ministerial-level national counterparts, as well as representatives from think tanks, academia, and civil society, on the current development context in relation to rule of law, security, and human rights and how it has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting will also reflect on achievements of 2020 and various opportunities offered for furthering a more accountable, inclusive, and just future.

Translation in French, Spanish, Russian and Arabic will be available.

International judges (seconded by Switzerland) sworn into the Special Criminal Court in Bangui, Central African Republic. ©️ Alexia Guimondo, UNDP CAR

Employees of Selyn company in Sri Lanka that managed to sustain operations during the pandemic and integrate human rights-based approach in its business modality ©️ UNDP Sri Lanka

Women IDPs residing at the IDP collective center in Khashuri, Georgia where UNDP and its partner organization CHCA delivered hygienic and sanitary supplies as well as provided information on COVID-19 regulations during the pandemic. © UNDP, Leli Blagonravova

International judges (seconded by Switzerland) sworn into the Special Criminal Court in Bangui, Central African Republic. ©️ Alexia Guimondo, UNDP CAR

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In this latest podcast, from the UNDP's Development Dialogues series, hosted by Henry Bonsu, we hear from NHRIs (National Human Rights Institutions)about how COVID-19 has changed their work with governments and citizens. We hear from Emmanual Joof, Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission in The Gambia, Lisa Camara of Safe Hands for Girls, also in The Gambia, and Nina Pirumyan, the Head of Research and Education Center at the Armenian Human Rights Defenders’ Office. We hope you enjoy their stories from the field.

 
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Rule of law and sustaining peace in times of COVID-19

As part of the 2021 UNDP Annual Meeting on Rule of Law and Human Rights this informal discussion will convene key Development Partners active in the field of Responsible Business to share plans and priorities around supporting  the implementation of the UNGPs over the next 10 years.

Business and Human Rights:
Programing in the new decade

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