Second UN Unified Rule of Law Training organised in Turin
From 27 May to 1 June 2012 the United Nations Rule of Law Coordination and Resource Group, in partnership with United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) and with support from the Government of Finland, organized the second UN Unified Rule of Law Training course at the United Nations Campus in Turin, Italy. The overall output of the training project is to strengthen coherence, coordination and effectiveness in the Organization’s rule of law delivery through promoting a common, unified understanding of challenges, approaches and potential solutions among high-level, field-based staff, and between headquarters and the field.
The course was attended by 28 highly experienced participants, currently working in the field and representing the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Department of Political Affairs (DPA), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
The training drew from the knowledge of participants through facilitated discussions and group work on a hypothetical case study. The training modules covered contexts and challenges, coordination and implementation, rule of law programming and exit strategies. During the course, the participants discussed among other issues the challenges in coordination and the UN approach to address these challenges, and they exchanged knowledge based on the extensive experience they possessed.
The next steps include the updating of the facilitators’ manual taking into account the participant evaluations and the call for participants for a third UN Unified Rule of Law Training session in Entebbe, Uganda, scheduled to take place in November 2012.