UNODC Engagement with Civil Society on Drug and Crime Prevention

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UNODC recognizes the need to promote strong partnerships with civil society organizations in dealing with the complex issues of drug abuse and crime which undermine the fabric of society. The active involvement of civil society, which includes NGOs, community groups, labour unions, indigenous groups, charitable organizations, faith-based organizations, professional associations and foundations is essential to help UNODC carry out its global mandates.

 


Are you an NGO working on drug related issues? Be at the forefront of the Marketplace!

 

The Marketplace is an innovative online platform for drug-related NGOs to present their work, exchange expertise, network and fundraise. Are you an NGO working on drug related issues? Then join us in the development of the platform and fill out the questionnaire to be in the Marketplace before its official launch at the UNGASS 2016! --> I want to be in!

Do you want to know more about it? Do not miss the side event "On The Road towards 2019: the Marketplace" organized by the UNODC CST and the VNGOC on Thursday 17 March from 2:20pm to 3:10pm, M6, VIC, Vienna, Austria.

 

UNGASS 2016: Call for NGO Registration now open until 28 March 2016

 

25 February 2016 - The Special Session of the General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS 2016) will be convened from 19 to 21 April 2016 at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The program of side events begins on 18 April 2016 with an NGO forum. The UNGASS 2016 will feature a general debate plenary and five interactive, multi-stakeholder round tables conducted in parallel with the plenary. (Read more)

 

A milestone civil society event in the preparation of UNGASS 2016

 

Amb.Shamaa, Ms. Asia Ashraf

In New York, on 10 February 2016, an Informal Interactive Stakeholder Consultation in support of preparatory process towards UNGASS 2016 was convened by the President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, together with the Civil Society Task Force for UNGASS 2016 (CSTF) at the United Nations Headquarters. The event was opened by high profile speakers, among which the Secretary-General of the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon (Read more)

 

Civil Society Task Force for UNGASS 2016: National and Regional Consultations

 

Sub-Saharan Africa, 24 September - 6 October 2015/India, 31 October 2015 - The Civil Society Task Force (CSTF) for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the world drug problem in 2016 undertook national and regional consultations in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. During these meetings, civil society organisations (CSOs) working on drug related issues were informed of the ongoing preparatory process for UNGASS 2016 and were introduced to the work of the CSTF. (Read more)

 

Marketplace gives Visibility to Grassroots NGOs Working on Drugs

 

Vienna, 13 March 2015 - The concept of Marketplace - a social innovation tool designed by the VNGOC and the UNODC Civil Society Team - was presented during a side event held on the margins of the 58 th session of the CND. The Marketplace is an online platform that will help bridge local action and global priorities in the area of drug prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and alternative development, significantly reducing impact gaps. (Read more)

 

Civil Society Engages in UNGASS 2016 Preparatory Process

 

The Civil Society Task Force (CSTF) was introduced on the occasion of the fourth Civil Society Hearing on 9 March 2015. The CSTF was designed to ensure a balanced and inclusive civil society engagement and coordination in the preparatory process of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the world drug problem in 2016. (Read more).

 

NGOs Engage in the Post-2015 Development Debate

 

On 5 December 2014, civil society representatives came together in Vienna to contribute to the ongoing debate on the post-2015 development agenda, in the lead up to the Special Summit on Sustainable Development, to be held in September 2015 in New York. (Read more).

 

Launch of the Civil Society Task Force

 

Civil society is preparing for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the world drug problem in 2016. (Read more).

 

Participation of NGOs in CTOC/COP7

 

Over 90 participants, representing more than 50 NGOs and NGO umbrella organisations around the world participated in the 7th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime (CTOC/COP7), which took place on 6-10 October 2014. (Read more).

 

Addressing the links between corruption and Transnational Organized Crime

 

Transnational organized crime is fuelled by corruption. (Read more).

 

NGO Participation to the 23rd session of CPCJP

 

At its 23rd annual session (12-16 May 2014), the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) welcomed 81 NGO representatives from 37 organizations around the world. (Read more).

 

Civil Society Engagement at the 57th session of the CND High-Level Review

 

At its 57th annual session (13-21 March 2014), the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) welcomed 230 NGO representatives from 67 organizations around the world. (Read more).

 

NGO Participation at the 22nd session of the CCPCJ

 

At its 22nd annual session (22-26 April, 2013), the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) welcomed 96 NGO representatives from 38 organizations around the world. (Read more).

 

NGO Participation to 56th session of CND

 

At its 56th annual session (11-15 March, 2013), the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) welcomed 164 NGO representatives from 56 organizations around the world. (Read more).

 

Symposium on Femicide

 

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November), the Academic Council on the United Nations System and the Small Arms Survey organized a symposium on Femicide. (Read more).

 

NGO Participation at 6th session of the COP/CTOC

 
     

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Events 2015 - 2016

  • 25th Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), Vienna, 23-27 May 2016 - link and live stream of the side event on defusing religious extremism, 13:10, Vienna, 24 May 2016 - link
  • Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS 2016), New York,19-21 April 2016 - link and NGO registration (deadline 28 March) - link
  • 59th Commission on Narcotic Drugs, Vienna, 14-22 March 2016 - link
  • Informal Interactive Stakeholder Consultation for UNGASS 2016, New York, 10 February 2016 - link
  • Reconvened 58th CND (with UNGASS Segment) and 24th Crime Commission, Vienna, 9-11 Dec. 2015 - link and link
  • 58th CND 8th intersessional meeting and CSTF Briefing to Member States, Vienna, 8 Dec. 2015 - link
  • 6th session of the Conference of the State Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption , St. Petersburg, 2-6 Nov 2015 - link

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