Document symbol: PK/G/2015.11
Policy on Prison Support in United Nations Peace Operations
This policy defines the core functions and principles guiding the activities of prison or corrections components (hereinafter referred to as "prison components") of United Nations peacekeeping operations led by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and special political missions led by the Department of Political Affairs (DPA) (hereinafter referred to as "peace operations"). It replaces the DPKO Policy Directive on Prison Support in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations of December 2005. This policy is designed to assist prison components in fulfilling their mandates to further the rule of law and promote peace and security in countries hosting peace operations. It outlines the purpose, roles and scope of activities of prison omponents, as well as basic management and support arrangements, and other institutional relations with key partners in this area. Furthermore, the policy shall serve to guide future planning processes and inform Member States, key partners and stakeholders of the core responsibilities of corrections personnel serving in the field.
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