A Word From Our Sponsors: Canadian Cooperation24 avr. 2015
For several years, Canada has been supporting the UNDP in the efforts for sustainable development and consolidation of democratic governance. Currently, a Joint Programme of Fight Against Impunity, Support of Victims of Violence Based on Gender, and Empowerment of Women in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo is being funded by the Canadian Government with 18 million Canadian dollars for a period of five years. It brings together UNDP, UNFPA, UNESCO and the UNJHRO, as well as the Ministry of Gender, Family and Children and the Department of Justice and Human Rights (see accompanying box).
To shed light on this partnership, we have asked the Canadian Cooperation to describe our joint work:
"Canada maintains a very good relationship with UNDP. We work closely to achieve the desired results and even when we face challenges, we are able to resolve them constructively. UNDP has always been sensitive to our concerns. We supported the last two electoral processes, in 2006 and 2011, with the purpose of supporting the government to ensure transparent and fair elections. Canada's financial support for these two projects consisted of Can$21 million. Despite the challenges of the past processes, together we still contributed to the democratization process of the DRC, which was still at the beginning. Most recently, we have started the project for the fight against impunity for sexual violence for 2013 -2018, with a value of Can$18 million CAD. This project aims to reduce impunity for sexual offenders by strengthening the capacity of the judicial system while improving the holistic care of the victims of such violence."
*UNDP: United Nations Development Programme; UNFPA: United Nations Fund for Population; UNJHRO: United Nations Joint Office for Human Rights