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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 Criminal Justice Reform was ...

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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Partners unite to strengthen Kenya’s prosecution services through PLEAD

Naivasha, Kenya, 26 August 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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During the International Youth Day Celebrations, UNODC Youth hosts 700 youth at a breakout session on, ‘The role of Education in Peace, Justice and Integrity’ at the UN Office in Nairobi.

Nairobi, Kenya, 9 August 2019

As part of this year’s International Youth Day under the theme “transforming education,” UNODC ROEA’s Youth organized a breakout session during the UN’s day of celebrations on Friday, 9 August...

Training for 400 officers to improve use of community service to rehabilitate offenders in Kenya

Training for 400 officers to improve use of community service to rehabilitate offenders in Kenya

Kisumu, Kenya, 5 August 2019

A major push to upskill 400 officers of the Probation and Aftercare Service (PACS) in the effective use of Community Service Orders to rehabilitate offenders began in Kisumu today.

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Governments called upon to work together, step up responses and ensure justice and support for victims of trafficking in persons

Nairobi, Kenya, 30 July 2019

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) commemorated the World Day against Trafficking of Persons on the 30 of July 2019 at the UN Office at Nairobi (UNON).

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Collective Solutions to Counter-Terrorism in Focus at African Regional High-Level Conference

Nairobi, Kenya, 11 July 2019

The largest ever meeting of African states to determine collective solutions in support of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy has concluded today in Nairobi.

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UN Secretary-General Urges Unity and Respect to Prevent Violent Extremism

Nairobi, Kenya, 9 July 2019

While visiting a Nairobi neighbourhood affected by youth radicalization, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for continued unity and respect to deter local young people from joining violent extremist groups.

Uganda Joins Global UNODC Programme to Prevent Violent Extremism in Prisons

Kampala, Uganda, 2 July 2019

Uganda will become the third beneficiary country of the joint global programme on "Supporting the management of violent extremist prisoners and the prevention of radicalization to violence in prisons", in addition to Kazakhstan and Tunisia...

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UNODC and Norway Supports Eastern Africa to Build Capacity to Counter Terrorism

Nairobi, Kenya,18 June 2019

UNODC and the Government of Norway have been jointly working to support the Member States of Eastern Africa to prevent and counter terrorism threats affecting the region.

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East African States Target Fisheries Crime in the Framework of the Container Control Programme

Diani, Kenya, 14 June 2019

Fisheries crime is a broad concept which includes a range of illegal activities in the fisheries sector and the fisheries value chain such as money laundering, corruption, illegal fishing, tax evasion and document fraud.

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