United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders; Kampala, Uganda - ( UNAFRI)


The United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFRI) is an inter-governmental organization which aims at promoting an active cooperation of governments, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, and experts in the area of crime prevention and criminal justice. It is mandated by African States to help mobilizing human, material and administrative potential to promote sustainable development, and strengthen crime prevention and control capacity. It undertakes research for policy development, trainings, documentation and information dissemination programmes, as well as advisory services to governments.

Being a member of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network UNAFRI took part in its activities along with other PNI institutes. In Collaboration with UNODC and ICCLR & CJP, the Institute has developed and carried out workshops on Probation, Parole and Community Corrections for prisons and probation services officials in Nairobi (Kenya), Kampala (Uganda) and Lusaka (Zambia). UNAFRI puts efforts in dissemination and implementation of the United Nations Conventions Against Corruption and on Transnational Organized Crime (UNCAC and UNTOC) by organizing intergovernmental regional meetings for experts from related state agencies and civil society members.

In 2008 UNAFRI contributed a paper during the workshop on combating violence against women, organized by PNI members in frames of the 17th Session of the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. The paper focused on the issue of violence against women and girls in Africa during armed conflict, and referred in particular to studies on trafficking in persons in Nigeria and Uganda.

Home page: http://www.unafri.or.ug/