Burundi: In 2008 and 2009, the DPKO-led mission, BINUB launched two trainings for judges and prosecutors on professional ethics and court management and administration. In over 20 sessions nation-wide, over 1600 judges and prosecutors completed the programme. BINUB assisted the Burundi National Police (PNB) in developing a ten-year Strategic Plan, and supported the development of a training programme on Operational Community Policing, the creation of a new Intelligence Service and the reinforcement of the capacities of the Inspector Général's Office. It conducted training sessions for more than 1200 PNB officers in human rights, techniques of police investigations, criminal statistics, police ethics and deontology, sexual and gender based-violence. BINUB is also supporting national authorities to implement SSR-projects focused on providing assistance to the PNB, military and intelligence service.
Central African Republic: In 2008, UNDP embarked on a two-year, US$ 12 million rule of law programme to empower national institutions, communities and civil society organizations to address the rule of law vacuum.
Cote’ d’Ivoire: UNHCR and NGO partners assisted 6,000 people to acquire birth certificates and other identity documents through targeted interventions with the authorities to prevent statelessness.
The DPKO-led mission UNOCI assisted the
Government of National Reconciliation in restoring civilian policing presence
throughout the country, restructuring the internal security services; assisted
the parties in the implementation of temporary and interim security measures in
the northern part of the country, and participated in the new “Brigades Mixtes
de Gendarmerie” and the Integrated Command Center. UNOCI is also providing assistance in the restructuring of defence and security forces and internal security services, with an emphasis on the provision of security during the electoral process. In support of these efforts DPKO's SSR Unit is working with UNOCI to establish a dedicated SSR capacity.
Democratic Republic of the Congo: In North Kivu, UNHCR trained 670 members of the army, police and local authorities in international protection and humanitarian law, which led to a positive impact on the treatment of civilians. DPKO's SSR Unit is assisting the DPKO-led mission, MONUC with the establishment of key SSR tools including a donor coordination matrix, and the delivery of briefings to Mission staff and national stakeholders. DPKO's DDR Section coordinates with MONUC on the disarmament, demobilization, repatriation, resettlement, and reintegration of combatants and their dependents from foreign armed groups to help increase security.
Guinea Bissau: DPKO's SSR Unit is currently assisting the DPA-led mission UNIOGBIS in the establishment of a SSR support section, and, in coordination with DPA and the DPKO's Police Division, is developing a SSR integrated software to facilitate donor coordination in support of national efforts.
Liberia: The DPKO-led mission, UNMIL assisted the host country to recruit and train national staff and mobilized resources to reconstruct 13 prisons which were not functioning because of lack of security reinforcements and sanitation facilities. The SSR advisor has been instrumental in the finalization of the National Security Strategy and the associated implementation matrix.
UNHCR supported the Government’s efforts to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence by publishing a prosecutor’s handbook on the issue.
Mauritius: UNDP supports the shift from the concept of a Police Force to Police Service and contributes to greater interaction between civil society and government, law-making institutions and justice enforcement mechanisms.
Morocco: UNIFEM provides assistance in strengthening the capacity of the family courts to ensure that the full understanding and application of the new Family Code will realize women’s human rights.
Mozambique: UNDP supports the reform of the criminal justice system through decentralization of the criminal justice system and in favor of alternatives to imprisonment.
Nigeria: UNODC has carried out an anti-corruption programme.
Rwanda: UNDP is conducting a training programme for community policing committees, increased involvement of the community in the maintenance of peace of security, dissemination of human rights principles and strengthened awareness on gender-based violence. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, an ad hoc international criminal tribunal, established by the Security Council in 1994 as a subsidiary organ of the UN, has finished more than 20 trials.
Seychelles: UNDP is together with UNODC implementing an in-depth assessment of the criminal justice system and the need for reform of the judiciary with the aim to establish sustainable and lasting mechanisms and improve overall administration of justice with a main focus on the criminal justice-system.
Sierra Leone: The Special Court for Sierra Leone was set up jointly by the Government of Sierra Leone and the UN Secretariat and has completed two cases. UNIFEM is focusing its efforts on making use of specific indicators to measure implementation of resolution 1325 and to ensure women’s inclusion in the reconstruction of the country.
Somalia: UNDP has developed a comprehensive justice system programme with a budget of approximately US$ 25 million in this ongoing conflict setting. DPKO's SSR Unit assists UNPOS in supporting the Transitional Federal Government to develop a national security strategy, giving direction to the development of the military and police forces, and including plans for combating illicit arms trafficking, DDR, justice and corrections capacities.
Sudan: The DPKO-led mission, UNMIS supported national authorities to form and lead a prison development committee and provided technical assistance in drafting prison law for Southern Sudan when none existed. DPKO's SSR Unit assists UNMIS in supporting the coordination of international assistance to the Southern Sudan justice and security sectors through the Justice and Security Sector Advisory and Coordination Cell established in mid-2009. In the South, UNHCR has carried out reintegration projects - including constructing courts – and enhanced the capacity of local communities to absorb the growing number of returnees. UNICEF is supporting establishment and scaling up of Family and Child Protection Units within the police. The opening of 29,145 kilometers of roads, assisted by DPKO UN Mine Action Service, increased freedom of movement and permitted the recommencement of trade. The final batch of 6,078 stockpiled anti-personnel mines was destroyed in Juba.
South Africa: UNICEF supported the inclusion of child rights provisions in the Constitution and the adoption of the first comprehensive post-apartheid Children's Act and Child Justice Bill. UNODC has implemented a comprehensive project on violence against women.
Regionally: In partnership, DPKO, DPA, INTERPOL, and UNODC are assisting post-conflict countries in West Africa in combating illicit trafficking and related crimes. DPKO's SSR Unit supports the dedicated SSR capacity in UNOWA in facilitating broad consultations with Governments, and security institutions, civil society and development partners on mainstreaming gender, poverty alleviation, human rights and humanitarian issues in SSR policy development and programming. It is also supporting the African Union (AU) in the elaboration of a comprehensive AU SSR policy framework and its implementation.