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 foundation is essential to help UNODC carry out its global mandates.


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. On 3 December 2014, before an audience of Member States representatives, UN experts, fellow NGOs and students, the Civil Society Task Force was launched. (READ MORE)


Participation of NGOs in CTOC/COP 7


Over 90 participants, representing more than 50 NGOs around the world participated in the 7th session of Conference of Parties to UNTOC, which took place on 6-10 October 2014. ( READ MORE)


Addressing the Links between Corruption and Transnational Organised Crime


To illustrate the links between Corruption and Transnational Organised Crime, NGO representatives presented their views at a UNODC Civil Society Team Side Event on the margins of the CTOC/COP7.   (READ MORE)


NGO Participation at the 23rd Session of the CCPCJ


At its 23rd annual session on 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


During its 57th annual session which took place on 13-21 March 2014 in Vienna, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs welcomed 230 NGO representatives from 67 organizations  and began preparations for UNGASS 2016. ( READ MORE)


NGO Participation at the 22nd Session of the CCPCJ


The active participation of some 100 NGO representatives at the 22nd CCPCJ was illustrated by the 18 side events organized in collaboration with UNODC and Member States on topics related to wildlife and forest crime, natural resources exploitation,etc.   (READ MORE)


NGO Participation at the 56th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs 


CSO representatives, UN experts, and representatives of Member States came together in an effort to explore ways in which CSOs can significantly contribute to the realization of the objectives included in the 2009 Plan of Action.   (READ MORE)


Symposium on Femicide: A Global Issue that Demands Action!


On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November), the Academic Council on the UN System and the Small Arms Survey organized a symposium on Femicide which took place on 26 November 2012 in Vienna.   (READ MORE)


NGO Participation at the 6th session of the COP/CTOC


NGOs attending the informal dialogue with the UNODC Executive Director

Sixty-three NGOs from all around the world participated at the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime on 15-19 October 2012. ( READ MORE)


Wrapping up CCPCJ and calling for NGO Participation in 6th CTOC


More than 40 NGOs participated in the 21st session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) that was held from 23-27 April 2012 in Vienna. NGOs organized side events in collaboration with UNODC and Member States that focused on victims of human trafficking and migrant smuggling.   (READ MORE)


Civil society engagement at the 55th session of the CND


Keeping up the momentum following resolution 54/11 on the participatory role of civil society, the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs held its first informal Civil Society Hearing during the 55th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND).    (READ MORE)


UNODC and civil society against drug dependence and crime: 54th session of CND and 20th session of CCPCJ


The presence and active involvement of civil society representatives in the international policy debate was properly served by the participation of 168 representatives from 76 NGOs at the CND, and 101 representatives from 49 NGOs at the CCPCJ.    (READ MORE)








Events  2014 - 2015

  • 24th session of the Crime Commission  (Vienna, 18-22 May 2015) - new link
  • 13th Crime Congress  (Doha, 12-19 April 2015) - UNODC link   and  UNIS link
  • UNGASS Segment  (Vienna, 9-12 March 2015)
  • 58th session of the CND  (Vienna, 13-17 March 2015) -   new link
  • CND intersessional meeting (Vienna, 23 February 2015, 10 a.m. - 6p.m., Boardroom D)
  • Briefing to NGOs on preparations for 13th Crime Congress and 24th CCPCJ (Vienna, 6 February 2015 - 10h), - presentation and recording
  • CND intersessional meeting - Vienna, 29 January 2015, 10h to 18h, BR-D  -  link 
  • Reconvened 23rd Crime Commission and 57th CND  (Vienna, 4-5 December 2014)
  • UNGASS Segment  (Vienna, 3 December 2014) -  link

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