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The United Nations Rule of Law Website and Document Repository is a promotional and educational tool for practitioners and the general public. It seeks to inform users about the UN’s work in the field of rule of law, and its efforts to coordinate and strengthen system-wide approaches in this field. It is the central UN rule of law web-based resource, serving as a gateway to the rest of the UN’s related sites, and making information more widely accessible about UN rule of law issues and activities, and the various tools, documents and materials on the subject. The website is also an avenue for users to access other web resources on or related to rule of law, developed by the UN or external organizations.
The website features In Focus articles that describe UN rule of law engagement in countries, and major developments in the rule of law field. The UN’s approach to the emerging and critical rule of law issues that span the work of the Organization are explained in the Crosscutting Themes section. The interactive map provides highlights of current UN rule of law activities by region.
A key component of the website is the Knowledge Resources section. Its main feature is the United Nations Rule of Law Document Repository. The repository comprises core official and unofficial UN rule of law tools and materials including UN norms and standards, resolutions, reports, guidance materials, training materials, and programming materials, lessons learned and evaluations. Users are also able to access additional practical rule of law resources, such as other databases, jobs, trainings, and practitioner networks.
This section provides an overview of the concept of the rule of law, and a description of the UN’s engagement in this field, including its efforts to ensure coherence and effectiveness of efforts through the Rule of Law Resource and Coordination Group, chaired by the Deputy Secretary-General and supported by the Rule of Law Unit.
The United Nations Rule of Law Website and Document Repository is provided as a service to UN staff and external users. In providing links, the UN does not endorse or represent the statements, advice, guidance and/or opinions expressed therein. Reliance upon any information on this site shall be at the user’s discretion/risk.
The website is maintained by the Rule of Law Unit in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General.