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The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), and the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) have estabished a Joint Programme entitled "Support for the Reinforcement of the Capacities of the Military Justice System", delivered as part of the Multi-Donor Rapid Mechanism in Support of Security Sector Reform. The Joint Programme’s main goal is to consolidate peace and security, and strengthen public institutions to restore the rule of law in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Support for the Reinforcement of the Capacities of the Military Justice System Joint Programme is jointly funded using a pass-though modality.

The Support for the Reinforcement of the Capacities of the Military Justice System Programme in the DRC encompasses:

  • Eleven provinces;
  • A duration of four years, from 01 April 2008 to 29 February 2011; and
  • Partnerships with Congolese military justice authorities, including the Auditor-General and the High Military Court.

The Support for the Reinforcement of the Capacities of the Military Justice System Joint Programme is administered by the Multi-Donor Trust Fund Office (MDTF Office) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in accordance with its financial regulations and rules.

 

Assistance Strategy

The Support for the Reinforcement of the Capacities of the Military Justice System Programme aims to support the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC), and improve human safety in the zones designed by the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Operational support is delivered through an integrated approach which targets military personnel and their dependents, and surrounding communities. The Joint Programme encompasses five objectives:

Objective 1: Non-lethal operational support to the FARDC  

  • Operation support for food, access to water and sanitary facilities, health, lodging, equipment, and the improvement of self-sufficiency.

Objective 2: Strengthening of the military justice system

  • Reform procedures for military justice, discipline, human rights, civic education, environment, and military operational strategies.

Objective 3: Resettlement support to dependents of military personnel, and reinforcement of services in surrounding communities

  • Improve the quality of life of military personnel and their dependents, and support them through the provision of essential services - as lack of support to dependents is a key reason for desertion; and
  • Support surrounding communities through the provision of lodging, access to health care services, basic social services, education, reintegration support, water, and road maintenance.

Objective 4: Rehabilitation of military justice infrastructures

  • Reform of military prison infrastructures - as more than 50% of military detainees are the military prison of Ndolo, its reform constitutes an essential element in the success of the military justice system;and
  • Capacity building for legal and penitentiary staff. Seminar subjects include security, sociology and penitentiary regulation, professional ethics, disciplinary procedures, prison punishment and labour, and military penal law and procedure.   

Objective 5: Rapid impact projects

  • Rapid impact projects potentially reach thousands of Congolese people, and aim to improve quality of life through capacity development.

 

Governance

The Support for the Reinforcement of the Capacities of the Military Justice System Joint Programme is implemented jointly by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), and the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) using a pass-through funding modality. The programmatic and financial accountability rests with the Participating UN Organisations, which manage their respective components of the Joint Programme.

Steering Committee

A Steering Committee is set up at the national level. The main objective of the Steering Committee is to facilitate effective implementation and coordination of the Support for the Reinforcement of the Capacities of the Military Justice System Joint Programme. The Steering Committee consists of: IOM, UNDP, UNOPS, and MONUC, Ministry of Defence and War Veterans Affairs, and FARDC representatives.

Administrative Agent

The Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) of the UNDP serves as the Administrative Agent (AA) of the Support for the Reinforcement of the Capacities of the Military Justice System Joint Programme. The AA is responsible for concluding Standard Administrative Arrangements (SAAs) with donors and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Participating UN, and Non-UN, Organisations.

 

Decision Making

The Steering Committee discusses and approves work plans and budgets as well as any substantive or financial issues pertaining to implementation of the Support for the Reinforcement of the Capacities of the Military Justice System Joint Programme. The members assume responsibility for performing joint monitoring of the Support for the Reinforcement of the Capacities of the Military Justice System Joint Programme activities. Decisions are made by consensus. Members provide regular feedback on its implementation and propose any necessary corrective actions to resolve problems, ensure accountability, and make recommendations.

The Support for the Reinforcement of the Capacities of the Military Justice System Joint Programme is administered by the Multi-Donor Trust Fund Office (MDTF Office) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in accordance with its financial regulations and rules. The Administrative Agent (MPTF Office of the UNDP) for the Support for the Reinforcement of the Capacities of the Military Justice System Joint Programme is responsible for the receipt, administration, and management of contributions from donors; disbursement of funds to the Participating UN Organisations in accordance with instructions from the Steering Committee; and consolidation of financial reports produced by each of the Participating UN Organisations and Participating Non-UN Organisations and provision of these reports to the Steering Committee for onward submission to the donors.

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Key Figures
Funding Status
Participating Organizations are required to submit final year-end expenditures by April 30 in the following year; Interim expenditure figures are submitted on a voluntary basis and therefore current year figures are not final until the year-end expenditures have been submitted.
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Funds with Administrative Agent
Contributions from Donors 14,840,603  
Interest and Investment Income (from Fund) + 208,535  
Interest (from Participating Organizations) + 166,540  
Refunds by Administrative Agent to Contributors - 67,682  
Total source of funds   15,147,996
Transferred to Participating Organizations 15,035,579  
Refunds from Participating Organizations - 36,158  
Administrative Agent Fee + 148,406  
Direct Cost + 0  
Bank Charges + 169  
Total use of funds   - 15,147,996
Balance with Administrative Agent   0
As a percentage of deposits   0.0%
Funds with Participating Organizations
Transfers to Participation Organizations 15,035,579  
Total resources   15,035,579
Participating Organizations' Expenditure 14,999,421  
Refunds from Participating Organizations + 36,158  
Total expenses   - 15,035,579
Balance with Participating Organizations   0
As a percentage of transfers   0.0%
Total Balance of Funds   0
As a percentage of deposits   0.0%
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