• UNDP support to the Human Rights Defender’s Office in Armenia (+)

    In Armenia, building knowledge about the Ombudsman Institution and raising awareness about human rights has been a key component to the national institution’s early work. Results have been positive, with polls showing trust and awareness in the Institution doubling from 2007-2008. This has no doubt been aided by the Institution’s attention to creating widereaching, cross-sectoral coalitions and partnerships between government, civil society, and citizens in human rights awareness campaigns. The Institution’s high profile work during the recent election-inspired political crisis in 2008 has also generated awareness and trust amongst citizens, as well as showing how Ombudsman Institutions can use their neutrality and
    independence in times of political crisis.

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