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Fighting COVID-19 while ignoring human rights is recipe for chaos

Nairobi, 25 May 2020

Joint opinion piece by UNODC Regional Representative Amado Philip de Andrés, OHCHR's Li Fung and UNDP Resident Representative Walid Badawi...

 

UNODC Roundtable: Responding to emerging potential maritime threat from IS in the Indian Ocean

Nairobi, 11 May 2020

More than 40 senior Maritime Law Enforcement officials from the Western Indian Ocean region have attended a virtual seminar conducted by UNODC...

 

Partners support Ethiopia to prevent COVID-19 transmission in places of detention

Addis Ababa, 8 May 2020

In Ethiopia, while there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in prisons, the uncertainty of the extent and impact of the virus...

 

Pandemic prompts innovation by Kenya's justice sector

Nairobi, 6 May 2020

With Kenya's justice sector determined to innovate in delivering justice services safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic, UNODC is fast-tracking...

 

Good prison health is good public health: Responding to COVID-19 in Somalia's prisons

Mogadishu, 28 April 2020

In a bid to support the Government of Somalia's COVID-19 infection, prevention and control measures, and encourage the rapid...

 

Flash Appeal launched in Kenya to combat COVID-19 pandemic

Nairobi, 13 April 2020

UNODC has jointly supported the development of a comprehensive Flash Appeal with other UN agencies and humanitarian partners...

 

Support to reduce COVID-19 risk at Kenya methadone clinics

Nairobi, 9 April 2020

UNODC has donated essential commodities to three methadone clinics on Kenya's coast to address the immediate COVID-19 prevention ...

 

UNODC supports the reintegration of girls in conflict with the law in Kenya

Nairobi, 27 February 2020

Clothing designed by 13 Kenyan girls during vocational training in their rehabilitation schools ...

 

Uganda develops Prisoner Classification Framework

Kampala, 25 January 2020

The Uganda Prisons Service actively engaged in the implementation of the joint global programme on “Supporting the management of violent extremist prisoners and the prevention of radicalization to violence in prisons” and ...

Uganda strengthens capacity of prison officers to address violent extremism in prisons

Kampala, 24 January 2020

The Uganda Prisons Service hosted a workshop to develop and integrate preventing and countering violent extremism training courses into six modules of the Prison Academy and Teaching School ...

State of justice sector report shows Kenya on transformation track

Nairobi, 23 January 2020

Kenya's latest State of the Judiciary and Administration of Justice Report (SOJAR) reveals positive trends in the performance of the justice sector amid challenges that underline the need for continued support from ...

UNODC welcomes President of Kenya's renewed anti-corruption pledge

Nairobi, 17 January 2020

A renewed pledge by the President of the Republic of Kenya, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, to fight corruption has been welcomed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime ...

Addressing violence against women and girls in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, 12 January 2020

Despite some progress, violence against women and girls is still a serious problem in Ethiopia and one which is fuelled by persistent gender-biased attitudes ...

Strengthening the Cooperation Between Stakeholders in Addressing Criminal Justice Reforms

Naivasha, 14-15 November 2019

Over 150 criminal justice actors and experts gathered in Naivasha to discuss criminal justice reforms in the country.The first National Conference on ...

H.E. Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary General kicks-off Blue Heart Campaign activities in Ethiopia at breakfast dialogue hosted by the Kingdom of Norway

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 21 October 2019

As the Government of Ethiopia launches the Blue Heart Campaign this week, 150 men and women from the Ethiopian Government, United Nations and the International community, Civil Society, art, culture and academic sectors, .......

Kenya kickstarts country-wide sensitization on diversion and plea bargaining

Mombasa, Kenya 15 October 2019

Kenya's Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) gave a media briefing today on the country's new Diversion Policy and Guidelines, and Plea Bargaining Guidelines....

Uganda, UN and EU Launch Joint Initiative to Counter Violent Extremism in Prisons

Kampala, Uganda, 20 September 2019

On 10 September Uganda took an important step in addressing violent extremism in prisons by launching a four-year initiative under the programme...

UN Delivers Workshop on Prison Classification Under Joint Global Programme to Prevent Violent Extremeism in Prisons

Kampala,Uganda, 12 September 2019

International and national experts in prosecution, legal innovation and research are in Kenya this week to share their experiences and best practices...

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Youth Exhibitioners at UNODC’s December Youth Conference Display Incredible Courage, Leadership and Determination.

Nairobi, Kenya, August 2019

At UNODC ROEA ’s first Youth Conference on the Promotion of Good Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption in December of 2018, youth exhibitioners under the age of 35 lined the hallway of the United Nation’s Office in Nairobi...

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Education for Justice hosts Summer Workshops for University and Secondary School Students in Nairobi and Kwale.

Nairobi, Kenya, August 2019

The E4J initiative aims to equip youth with the knowledge and tools to cultivate a culture of lawfulness, enhance access to justice and build skills for community crime prevention...

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