Stories from UNODC - Eastern Africa

Visits to Institutions Housing Children in Conflict with the Law in Nakuru and Kericho

Group Photo - Uganda Nairobi, July 2018 - The UNODC ROEA is currently working with Kenya's Department of Children's Services to develop a comprehensive and effective rehabilitation and social reintegration programme for young female prisoners and children in conflict with the law. The proposed rehabilitation Programme is one of the interventions under the project Preventing Violent Extremism through Rehabilitation, Vocational Training and Social Reintegration in Correctional Facilities in Kenya and Somalia, funded by Canada.

The groundwork for this programme has included visits to selected borstal institutions, child protection centres, remand homes and rehabilitation centres around Kenya. This was aimed at understanding which services and practices are the most relevant and effective in meeting the rehabilitation and reintegration needs of young female prisoners and children in conflict with the law as well as determining the capacity and risk management needs of these institutions. Read More


Call for Improved International Cooperation During World Day Against Trafficking in Persons in Nairobi

Group Photo - Uganda Nairobi, 31 July 2018 - On the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa urged Member States in Eastern Africa to step up their responses to prevent and counter trafficking in persons in the region. This include the commitment to enhance international cooperation in criminal matters and to better protect the most vulnerable - children and young people -  which represent one-third of the victims in Eastern Africa.

Marking the World Day against Trafficking in Persons in an event organized in Nairobi, a panel consisting of Mr. Tamrat Samuel, acting Director-General  of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), Ambassador Stefano Dejak, Ambassador of the European Union in Kenya, Ambassador Mariam Yassin Hagi Yusuf, the Special Envoy for Children and Migrants' Rights of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mr George Kinoti, Director of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and UNODC, together with the representatives from Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda, discussed the way forward to strengthening regional and international cooperation. Read More


Observance of The World Day against Trafficking in Persons on 30 July 2018.

In 2013, The United Nations General Assembly designated 30 of July as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. People Trafficking and modern-day slavery is a global issue affecting most of the countries worldwide, therefore, the United Nations organize the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, to raise awareness and increase prevention of human trafficking.

On the 2018 World Day against Trafficking in Persons, UNODC focuses on " responding to the trafficking of children and young people". This year's campaign highlights the fact that almost a third of trafficking victims are children. Hence, the theme draws attention to the issues faced by trafficked children and to possible initiatives linked to safeguarding and insuring justice for child victims. Read More                                    


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