News from UNODC - Eastern Africa

UNODC and Germany Support Eastern Africa Law Enforcement Agencies to Prevent and Counter Terrorism

Dar es Salaam, 27-31 May 2019, This week in Tanzania, UNODC, with the support of the Government of Germany, brought together regional law enforcement and prosecution agencies from Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda as well as regional partners from INTERPOL and EAPCCO for a comprehensive counter-terrorism table top exercise. The event was the culmination of a multi-year counter-terrorism Programme and specialised training assistance delivered by UNODC in Eastern Africa. This Programme has focused on strengthening the intelligence and investigation capacities of law enforcement officials to prevent terrorist acts and to bring terrorists to justice. This table top exercise focused on a practical terrorism case scenario which required participants to work together in both a national and regional context in order to successfully resolve the case. Read More... _______________________________________________________________________________________

UNODC Youth Hosts a Side-Event at the ECOSOC Youth Forum in New York and Awards the President of the UN General Assembly in Partnership with UN Habitat

New York- On 8 April 2019, UNODC hosted a side event at the ECOSOC Youth Forum. The side event began with a powerful speech from the Head of Criminal Justice at UNODC's Regional Office in Eastern Africa, Ms. Charity Kagwi. She emphasized that while it is often said that youth are Africa's defining challenge, they are also its greatest potential: "As youth, you are the present, the future and the only hope for a peaceful, just and sustainable world."  During the forum, UNODC's Regional Youth Focal point, Ms. Wambui Kahara, handed an award to the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa, in partnership with UN Habitat. Read More...  ___________________________________________________________________________________________

UNODC ROEA Organizes Bilateral Consultative Meeting on Countering Trafficking in Persons between Kenya and Uganda

Naivasha - 28 - 29 March 2019: UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa under the framework of the Better Migration Management Programme, brought together the Uganda Task Force on Trafficking in Persons and the Counter Trafficking in Persons Advisory Committee of Kenya. The two-day meeting that was held on 28 and 29 March 2019 discussed matters of common interest in addressing countering of trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants between the two countries. Read More...                 ___________________________________________________________________________ 

 Official Launch of the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Protection Unit based at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Academy

Nairobi -25 March 2019: The Director of Criminal Investigations of Kenya, Mr. George Kinoti, UNODC Representative for Regional Office for Eastern Africa Dr. Amado Philip de Andres, the Ambassador of Britain to Kenya Mr. Nic Haley, the Regional Director of National Crime Agency Mr. Dale Barnet and the Deputy Representative of UNICEF Ms. Patricia di Giovanni were among the dignitaries who attended the official launch of the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Protection Unit ( AHTCPU) at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Academy in South C Nairobi, Kenya on Monday 25 March 2019. Read More...  ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Lamu Service Week Brings Justice Closer to Marginalized Kenyans

Lamu - 22 March 2019: The people of Lamu County on Kenya's coast have this week benefitted from a justice service week featuring cooperation between 15 criminal justice agencies, non-governmental organizations and development partners. Led by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), Lamu Service Week involved intensive legal support and information to clear the backlog of criminal cases and improve citizens' access to,and understanding of,criminal justice services. Read More... __________________________________________________________________________________________



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