United Nations Joint Work on Human Rights

Project overview

United Nations Joint Work on Human Rights was designed to provide a framework for cooperation and facilitate collaboration between United Nations Agencies and National Human Rights institutions. The goal of this collaboration is to enhance coordination, harmonization and reduce transactional costs but also duplication thereby strengthening Malawi’s capacity to meet its human rights obligations. Interventions are implemented through annually agreed workplans involving six UN agencies (UNDP, OHCHR, UNICEF, UNW, UNFPA, and UNAIDS). Whereas MHRC is the main implementing partner, Office of the Ombudsman and Ministry of Justice (Human Rights Unit) are Responsible Partners.

Project Objective

To strengthen Malawi’s capacity to meet its human rights obligations


Main Project Activities

  • Enhance coordination and harmonization in human rights interventions
  • Strengthen technical capacities of national human rights institutions
  • Enhance Malawi’s engagement in state party reporting and Universal periodic review,
  • Strengthen human rights protection
  • Increase Human Rights awareness



Project start date:

January 2012

Estimated end date:

June 2021

Focus area:

  • accelerate structural transformations
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Malawi

    Implementing partner:

    Malawi Human Rights Commission

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Government Of Norway
  • United Nations Development Fund For Women (un Women)
  • United Nations Children's Fund
  • Government Of Ireland
  • Undp As Administrative Agent For A Joint Programme Pass Through Arrangement
  • Adam Smith International
  • Mptfo-malawi One Un Fund
  • Mptf-malawi Sdg Acceleration Fund
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2021 $6,606

    2020 $318,261

    2019 $960,561

    2018 $720,754

    2017 $610,215

    2016 $621,398

    2015 $669,874

    2014 $671,423

    2013 $389,058

    2012 $75,210

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