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.
Through GLOU68, UNODC Civil Society Team (CST) is the main entry point for non-governmental stakeholders and serves as a bridge between these stakeholders and UNODC substantive offices, field offices and Member States. Located within the Office of the Director for the Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs of UNODC, the CST carries out the following main functions:
The CST carries out these functions in close collaboration with relevant UNODC substantive offices, including Crime and Economic Branch, Organized Crime Branch, Drug Prevention and Health Branch, the Secretariat to the Governing Bodies, and relevant Field Offices. The CST also partners with umbrella organizations such as the UNCAC Coalition, Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs, and the Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.
UNODC is pleased to invite NGOs, academics and private sector representatives from the Americas region to apply for the participation in the upcoming training on Stakeholder Engagement for the Implementation of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC). The online training aims at (i) strengthening knowledge and capacity of NGOs, academics and the private sector on the UNTOC; (ii) preparing them for participation in the Review Mechanism, including constructive dialogues with government authorities and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); and (iii) supporting them identify joint actions on ground to counter transnational organized crime.
Training date: 21-24 July 2020.
Who is eligible to apply? Representatives of NGOs, academics and the private sector from the Americas region with vested interest in countering transnational organized crime.
Deadline for application: 14 July 2020.
Visit the training page for more information.
Launch of UNODC Toolkit
on Stakeholder Engagement for the Implementation of UNTOC (18June 2020)
This toolkit aims to ensure the effective implementation of the UNTOC, and promote systematic and comprehensive engagement with non-governmental stakeholders in line with the COP-UNTOC Resolution 9/1.
Download the Toolkit here.
Joint CND & CCPCJ Virtual Event „ Beijing+25: Realizing Gender Equality and the Empowerment of all Women and Girls” (12 June 2020)
The Commissions on Narcotic Drugs and on Crime Prevention & Criminal Justice held a joint virtual event on June 12, 2020 to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) and discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting women and girls. Read more here.
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UNODC Online Consultation on Public-Private Partnership for the UNTOC: 19 August 2020 (registration. Deadline: 5 August 2020)
10th session of COP UNTOC in Vienna (12-16 October 2020)
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