Tuesday June 22, 2021

Session 1

Opening Session

7:30 - 9:00 ET

Rule of law and human rights for development, future adaptations, and the last push for Agenda 2030


  • Stocktaking of the past year and how we can promote a more effective and accountable future for all

  • Acknowledging and dismantling unjust systems and how digitalization, innovations and new technologies can support government accountability while building forward better post COVID-19 

Session 2

People Centered Security Approach in Rule of Law Programming

9:15 - 10:30 ET

Putting people at the centre of security and stabilization approaches


  • To showcase joint UN efforts in people centered security responses

  • Highlight new approaches and lessons learned

Session 3

Gender Justice, co-hosted with UN Women

10:45 - 12:00 ET

How inclusive justice processes enhance trust, accountability, and secure gains for sustainable development 


  • Highlight the importance of inclusion of women in the justice system and transitional justice processes to develop effective and sustainable responses

  • Showcase partnerships and joint programming for increased results 

Wednesday June 23, 2021

Session 4

Supporting Accountability for Human Rights, co-hosted with MFA Sweden 

7:30 - 8:45 ET

National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI’s), accountability mechanisms and progressing human rights in the 2030 Agenda


  • Highlighting actions from private sector, state and civil society stakeholders in progressing human rights obligations for the 2030 Agenda

Session 5

Digitalization and Innovative Approaches in Rule of Law Programming

9:00 - 10:30 ET

How are innovation and digital transformation supporting and threatening justice and human rights 


  • Explore the challenges and opportunities of digitalization and innovation in rule of Law 

  • Discussing the risks of new technologies as well as ways to mitigate them 

  • To explore the partnerships in expanding the impact of new technologies 

Session 6

Wrap up of UNDP Annual Meeting

10:30 - 11:00 ET

Wrap up of UNDP Annual Meeting

Ms. Katy Thompson, Head, Rule of Law, Security & Human Rights, Crisis Bureau, UNDP 
Mr. George Conway, Deputy Director, Crisis Bureau, UNDP (TBC)