The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
UNOPS partners with the government of Estonia to support rule of law reforms in Ukraine
The first agreement of its kind, the Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership will support public prosecution reforms in Ukraine, contributing to a fair and more open society.
This is a historic moment for UNOPS. We’re looking forward to strengthening and expanding our partnership and joining forces for a brighter and more sustainable future in Ukraine.
The PRAVO Police Project is funded by the European Union and aims to support rule of law reform in Ukraine. Implemented by UNOPS, in coordination with the EU Advisory Mission, the project provides training, equipment and ICT support to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the National Police, the Office of the Prosecutor General, and the State Bureau of Investigations.
As part of the collaboration, the Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership will work closely with the Office of the Prosecutor General under the broader ‘Support for Rule of Law Reforms in the Areas of Police, Public Prosecution and Good Governance Project,’ also known as PRAVO Police. The project is funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by UNOPS.
The centre will provide technical expertise to strengthen transparency, accountability and effectiveness across the Office of the Prosecutor General. This is key to strengthening safety in Ukranian communities.
“Legal reform in Ukraine is essential and Estonia’s experience is very useful here,” said Gert Antsu, Director of the Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership. “The project aims to support reforming the rule of law system and make its functioning compatible with the best European Union and international practices.”
“The leaders of the prosecutor’s office are making efforts to increase the fairness and openness of society through prosecution reforms,” said Lavly Perling, former Prosecutor General of Estonia, who will lead the project activities, providing assistance consulting on the public prosecution reform process.
“In cooperation with the Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership, I am happy to share my knowledge, experience and energy with my Ukrainian colleagues,” she added.