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UNDP & partners cooperating in Venezuela


This project, backed by UNDP Venezuela and Statoil Venezuela and supported by Amnesty International, aims to give the country’s judges and public defenders a grounding in human rights through training courses in the area of human rights and international law regulations.

The private sector development programme (PSDP) is playing an active role in promoting the involvement of the private sector in support of UNDP’s sustainable human development efforts. As one of its main activites in engaging the private sector, PSDP is managing the development of the Global Sustainable Development Facility (GSDF). In its early stages, GSDF is currently engaged in developing a number of test projects that can illustrate the type of activities that GSDF could support and where UNDP and corporations can work together.

Venezuela started its judicial reform several years ago, which required new legal instruments, structures and functions in this context.Statoil Norway decide to support the efforts of the Venezuelan society in modernizing its legal structures particularly in those areas related to human rights. UNDP and its partners have therefore collaborated to build capacity within the national judiciary system on issues relating to international human rights law.