Co-financing and Partnership NEWS
Germany pledged more than US $ 3.5 million to the UNODC
3 December 2009 Germany pledged more than US$3.5 million to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in order to strengthen its capacity to fight some of the most serious manifestations of organized crime.
In particular, it pledged US$2.1 million towards UNODC's work in helping States to strengthen the legal response to terrorism, and US$1.4 million towards UNODC's criminal justice programme in Eastern Africa that is helping states to address the threat posed by piracy. [Read more]
Germany's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna, Rüdiger Lüdeking, praised UNODC's leadership and approach to fighting piracy in Eastern Africa, and the work of the Office's Terrorism Prevention Branch.
Global Programme on Organised Money Laundering, 18 November 2009
An informal donor briefing on Global Programme on Organised Money Laundering (GPML) took place on 18 November 2009. The briefing was chaired by Mr. Pierre Lapaque, Chief, Law Enforcement, Organized Crime and Anti Money Laundering Unit of UNODC and organized with the help of CPS. The meeting provided an opportunity to learn more about UNODC 's work in the field of anti-money laundering and to discuss not only success and lessons learnt with the field-based advisors but also significant achievements and impact oriented activities in Asia, Pacific, Africa and Southern America. Donor states, in particular the USA, expressed their appreciation of the organization's work in the field of money-laundering. [Read more]
Germany Funds a Workshop on Anti-Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants
UNODC Regional Programme Office for South East Europe (RPOSEE) carried out the first Workshop to Develop Guidelines on International Legal Cooperation Instruments in the Area of Anti-Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants in Budva, Montenegro September 30 to October 2.
The workshop was organized within the German funded extension of the "Enhancing operational capacity to investigate and disrupt human trafficking activities in the Western Balkans", project XCE/S50. It was originally sponsored by Germany and the United Kingdom.
The workshop helped initiating the consultative and inclusive process of developing guidelines on international legal cooperation instruments in the area of anti-human trafficking and smuggling of migrants. [Read more]
Donors Support UNODC on Fighting Piracy
On 29 of September UNODC held a donor briefing on Piracy, chaired by UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa.
Despite being sometimes considered non-existent in the modern world, piracy affects many countries, particularly some of the African states.
With the financial support of Australia , European Commission, France, Germany, and the USA UNODC has developed a Counter-Piracy Programme to deliver substantial support to countries in the East African region to support their efforts to investigate, prosecute and detain suspected pirates in the framework of the rule of law. In addition, UNODC will also provide technical support to Somalia itself to improve prison conditions in Puntland and Somaliland and, in the longer term, to increase the capacity of Somalia's legal and institutional structures.
Donor states, which participated in the briefing, expressed their support to the UNODC actions, directed at fighting piracy.
Mr. Costa chairs a UNODC briefing on fighting piracy
Germany Supports Activities In The Balkans With US$ 3,5 Million
Germany provided in total US$3,5 million to support the implementation of the new regional programme for the Western Balkans and projects in the region.
H.E. Ambassador Luedeking from Germany presents the pledge letter to contribute to the regional programme in the Western Balkans to Mr. Costa.