An “Action 2”-funded human rights adviser was deployed to the UN Country Team in March 2007 for one year to help integrate human rights into the work of the Country Team and to promote and institutionalize the application of a human rights-based approach in the Team’s work. Introductory training was held for Country Team members and resource guides were developed and disseminated. The Human Rights Adviser is working closely with the Country Team in developing joint activities, including advocacy activities.
Induction training on human rights approaches to development, organized for UN staff members, have increased their knowledge of international human rights instruments and raised their awareness about human rights principles. OHCHR is also working in close cooperation with UNDP in developing a joint project to support the Government in treaty body reporting.Specialized leadership training on human rights-based approaches will be conducted for UN Country Team members, and a joint programme on promoting national human rights mechanisms will be developed.