The Jakarta Project Office of the UNODC was established to provide technical assistance and advice on drugs and crime issues affecting Indonesia which require particular expertise. Currently two units dealing with Crime and HIV/AIDS function within the office. The Crime Unit, in partnership with donors, GOI agencies and specialised authorities, works on projects related to anti corruption, crime prevention and law enforcement, anti human trafficking and the recovery of stolen public assets.
The HIV/AIDS Unit advises the Government of Indonesia (GOI) agencies, non governmental organisations and other stakeholders on best practices for alleviating HIV/AIDS transmission risks in the context of prisons, human trafficking and drug dependency treatment programs.
These core functions of the HIV/AIDS Unit and the Crime Unit shape and inform the strategic plan of the Jakarta Project Office in Indonesia. The strategic plan seeks to complement the changing course of the UNODC as a whole, which is increasing its focus on building capacity in Member States and devolving more work to regional centres.
The Jakarta Project Office works in line with UNODC's Regional Programme Framework for East Asia and the Pacific 2009-2012. At present, UNODC Indonesia has a number of projects underway with several further proposed projects awaiting funding.
Memorandum of Understanding with KPK
KPK and UNODC recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to fortify their collaborative efforts against corruption in Indonesia. Signed in Jakarta on 4 June 2008 by the Vice Chairman of CEC, Mr Mochammed Jasin, and the UNODC Regional Representative for East Asia and the Pacific, Mr Akira Fujino, the Memorandum reflects the common understanding between the two agencies about the serious threat that corruption poses to the rule of law, political stability and development in Indonesia.
The Memorandum commits the agencies to jointly identify areas for collaboration and develop technical cooperation programs for anti corruption activities. The forms of cooperation envisaged by the Memorandum include information sharing, advocacy and training, as well as capacity building on asset recovery, mutual legal assistance and implementing international cooperation commitments under the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. The Memorandum promises to strengthen and expand existing synergies between the work of UNODC and CEC, which will enhance anti corruption efforts in Indonesia.