UNDP partners with IDLO to support Myanmar’s Union Attorney General’s Office in designing a long term training framework

Nov 13, 2013

Nay Pyi Taw – As part of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)’s Rule of Law and Access to Justice programme, UNDP partners with the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) to lead a three week training for the Union Attorney General’s Office (UAGO). The purpose is to support UAGO in designing a long-term training framework for its staff.

Through the “Innovative Justice Training” programme focusing on training of trainers, 72 officers from UAGO and its state/regional offices will be trained on training methods, fair trials and criminal procedures by international experts.

On opening the training, UNDP stressed its commitment to its partnership with UAGO and the justice sector in Myanmar. Speaking on behalf of UNDP, senior justice expert Larry Taman said: “Our goal is to help law officers develop the knowledge, skills and ethics they need to be leaders in rule of law reform. This is a vital part of our programme: strengthening justice institutions while at the same time supporting improved access to justice for people.”

IDLO, as the only intergovernmental organization with an exclusive mandate solely devoted to promoting the rule of law, said: “IDLO is committed to justice sector reform in Myanmar and to enabling the UAGO to effectively and efficiently perform its functions and responsibilities”.

Contact informationFor UNDP: Mascha Matthews, Mascha.matthews@undp.org;  + 95 98631874
For IDLO: Judit Arenas, jarenas@idlo.int;  +1 646 506 5996

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