Good Governance

Good Governance2015-04-24T11:56:13+00:00

The UN system promotes good governance through many avenues and the principle is reaffirmed in the Declaration of the High-level Meeting on the Rule of Law [para. 12]. United Nations activities in support of governance are implemented through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), the Department of Political Affairs (DPA) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), among others. 

The Declaration of the High-level Meeting on the Rule of Law also reaffirms that human rights, the rule of law and democracy are interlinked and mutually reinforcing and that they belong to the universal and indivisible core values and principles of the United Nations [para. 5].