Facts & Figures 

EU-UN cooperation is built on shared goals, values and ideas. In the Charter of the United Nations, respect for human rights and the rule of law, prevention of conflict and improving living standards for all are highlighted. This is also to be found in the Lisbon Treaty: "In its relations with the wider world, the Union shall uphold and promote its values and interests and contribute to the protection of its citizens. It shall contribute to peace, security, the sustainable development of the earth, solidarity and mutual respect among peoples, free and fair trade, eradication of poverty and the protection of human rights, in particular the rights of the child, as well as to the strict observance and the development of international law, including respect of the UN Charter". Therefore, the EU and the UN work closely together on development cooperation, humanitarian aid, peace and security and human rights. In 2018, both organisations (EU-UN) cooperated across the globe, amounting to EUR 3,4 billion of EU support provided through UN programmes. 

For UNODC, the partnership with the EU is crucial. We work closely together towards common goals worldwide across the whole range of UNODC mandate areas. During the past years, the operational partnership, expressed in funding, has developed from a joint portfolio of 107 projects worth EUR 429 million since 2003. In 2018, the European Union was again among the top donors to UNODC, and together with the funding received from the EU Member States provided about 15% of total UNODC funding. 

 

- EU CONTRIBUTION BY YEAR

Since the exchange of letters between the EU and the UNODC in 2005, the mandate of the Office has progressively become more relevant and the collaboration has continued to grow considerably as the complex and often intertwined challenges affect evermore countries and regions.

 

 

 

 

- EU CONTRIBUTION BY REGION

The challenges posed by drugs, organised crime, and corruption are borderless. The full geographical coverage provided by UNODC-EU projects ensures that crime is jointly tackled across all regions of the world. The EU commitment of EUR 216,369,327.42  allows the implementation of 38 ongoing projects under the current UNODC portfolio.

 

 

 

 

- EU CONTRIBUTION BY UNODC MANDATE AREAS

Tailored-made technical responses are fundamental to address every crime area related to transnational crime. The operational cooperation between the EU and UNODC succeeds in covering the entire range of topics under the UNODC mandate, thanks to an ongoing EU-funded budget of EUR 216,369,327.42 for 38 joint projects.  

 

 

 

 

 

- ANALYZES OF EU CONTRIBUTION BY TYPE OF ORGANISED AND EMERGING CRIME

Due to its transnational and highly lucrative nature, organised and emerging crime represents the most challenging crime area under the UNODC mandate. The ongoing EU commitment of EUR 86,190,919.00 to this area provides UNODC with the necessary tools to effectively fight afainst drugs trafficking across the world.     

 

 

  

  

Last update: 30.10.2019