UNODC and the EU cooperate currently in 26 ongoing projects around the world, with a total financial contribution of about  €174.838.768 provided by the EU.  The joint projects are funded under different EU external action instruments, and address issues spanning all areas in UNODC's mandate. With this broad range of geographical and thematic cooperation, the EU is one of UNODC's most important and valued operational partners globally. For more detailed information on currently ongoing projects, as well as the closed initiatives, please click on the project names below.            

Regional  Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries



UNODC - CITES Asia Wildlife Enforcement and Demand Management Project


The UNODC Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries is UNODC's framework to support the countries of West and Central Asia to develop regional and international joint responses to counter the harmful impact of illicit narcotics trafficking and transnational organized crime on security, governance and social and economic development.  Read more»  



The UNODC-CITES Asia Wildlife Enforcement and Demand Management Project aims to address the serious and growing problem of international trade and demand for key African wildlife species in Asia, in particular African elephants, rhinos and pangolins, as well also targeting efforts to reduce the illegal killing of key Asian wildlife species impacted by international trade, such as the Asian elephants, rhinos and tigers.  Read more»   


Assistance Programme to the Implementation of the Action Plan for the Strategy for the Fight against Drug Trafficking and Reduction of Surplus Coca Cultivation in Bolivia 



Global Action againstTrafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants (GLO.ACT)    


Bolivia is the third coca producing country in the world. In 2013, the official figures reported 23.000 ha under coca bush cultivation, which need to be controlled and monitored. Regional cooperation is a key policy for the generation of synergies in the fight against drugs.  Read more» 


The Global Action to Prevent and Address Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants is a joint-initiative by the European Union and the UNODC being implemented in partnership with IOM and UNICEF.   Read more»


MASE - Programme to Promote Regional Maritime Security in  Eastern Africa



Analysis of Maritime Crime in the Southern Red Sea and Gulf of Aden


Although there has been a recent decline in attacks, piracy off the coast of Somalia continues to inflict substantial human and financial costs and threaten the development of a stable Somalia.  Read more»


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Supporting Global Data Collection and Analysis on Firearms Trafficking and Fostering Cooperation and Information Sharing, in particular among countries along major trafficking routes to/from the EU  



Supporting  Rule of Law compliant   investigations and prosecutions in the Maghreb Region

The project is part of the UNODC Global Firearms Programme. It aims at supporting data collection and analysis on illicit firearms trafficking with a view to monitoring and mapping trafficking flows, fostering effective international cooperation in tracing and information sharing, and combating illicit trafficking and related crimes.   Read more»   



Since its launch in January 2003, the Global Project on Strengthening the Legal Regime against Terrorism has provided a framework for UNODC's Terrorism Prevention Branch's (TPB) delivery of technical assistance - to requesting Member States - for strengthening national criminal justice responses to terrorism.   Read more» 





Strengthening the management of violent extremist prisoners and the prevention of radicalisation to violence in prisons        UNCAC review mechanism

The overall objective is to contribute to strengthening the resilience of societies against violent extremism and radicalisation to violence while respecting human rights standards while the specific objective focus on increase the capacity of selected beneficiary countries to effectively manage violent extremist prisoners and to prevent radicalisation to violence in their prison systems.  Read more»     



The general objective and expected impact of this project proposal is that States parties participate actively and effectively in the Implementation Review Mechanism of the United Nations Convention against Corruption.  Read more» 

Global Project on Strengthening the Legal Regime against Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF) in the Middle East, North Africa and South Eastern Europe      EU-Nigeria-UNODC-CTED Partnership Project III: Support for Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism and Violent Extremism

The main objectives of the project are to strengthen national legal frameworks against FTFs in compliance with UNSCR 2178 (2014), as well as to train criminal justice and law enforcement officials to deal with specific legal aspects related to countering FTF at the national and regional levels and enhance international, regional and sub-regional cooperation in this respect.  Read more» 


The EU-Nigeria-UNODC-CTED Partnership Project III: Support for Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism and Violent Extremism is the third phase of the EU-UNODC partnership to support Nigeria to prevent and counter-terrorism through human rights-compliant criminal justice measures against terrorism.   Read more»

Response to Drugs and Related Organised Crime in Nigeria      

Cross -  Regional Wildlife Conservation in Eastern and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean


To promote good governance and security in Nigeria, the project will support Nigeria's efforts in fighting drug production, trafficking, and use, and in curbing organised crime.  Read more»


The overall objective of the project is to reduce the demand for trafficking and illegal killing of key African and Asian wildlife species. The project specific outcome is to strengthen the prevention, investigation and prosecution of wildlife crimes affecting key wildlife species, especially elephants, rhinos, pangolins and tigers.   Read more» 


PACT - Pakistan's Action to Counter Terrorism with Special Reference to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

    Support to  ECOWAS regional action plan on  illicit drug trafficking, related organised crime and drug abuse in West Africa 



Pakistan's Action to Counter Terrorism with special reference to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been developed jointly by the Government of Pakistan and UNODC with an aim to strengthening the processes related to preinvestigations, investigations, prosecutions and adjudication of terrorism related cases.  Read more»


The overall objective of the project is to contribute to a reduction of drug abuse, illicit drug trafficking and related organized crime in West Africa through the implementation of the ECOWAS Regional Action Plan to address the growing problem of illicit drug trafficking, organized crime and drug abuse in West Africa (2008-2014, as well as the new Action Plan 2015-2019).  Read more» 


AIRCOP -  Establishment of real-time operational communication between international airports in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean


CRIMJUST - Strenghtening criminal investigation and criminal justice along the Cocaine Route in Latin America, the Caribbean and Western Africa


The overall objective of AIRCOP is to build detection and interdiction capacities for drugs and other illicit goods, as well as high-risk passengers at selected international airports in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Middle East.  Read more»


Drug trafficking and related organized crime are not only undermining security and public health in affected communities, but also threatening governance and the rule of law. For many countries along the cocaine route the problems associated with cocaine trafficking have reached acute levels.  Read more»

Measuring and assessing organised crime in the  Western Balkans: supporting evidence-based policy       Strenghtening the rule of law through improved human rights based criminal justice systems in Lebanon  

The overall objective of the action is to contribute to the strengthening of the rule of law through the fight against organised crime in the beneficiary countries and territories by improving knowledge about trends and patterns of organised crime.  Read more» 

    This project would seek to address Lebanon's low rule of law/human rights compliant performance in terms of handling adult's prisoners with offences related to terrorism with a particular attention to children.  Read more»
EU Justice and Legal Empowerment Programme in Vietnam (EU JULE)    

Renforcement des capacités nationales et régionales des forces d'application de la loi, des procureurs et du système judiciaire et renforcement de la coopération entre les États membres de la CEEAC pour lutter contre la criminalité liée aux espèces sauvages et le trafic illicite des ressources naturelles  


The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the rule of law through a more reliable, trusted and better accessed justice system. There is one specific objective: to increase access to justice for women, children and vulnerable groups including ethnic minorities and poor people.  Read more»


    The main objective of the project is the law enforcement and strengthened the judicial institutions among ECCAS member states to reduce wildlife crime and illicit trafficking of natural resources in Central Africa.  Read more»
Strengthening the Administration of Justice and Operationalizing Alternatives to Imprisonment in Kenya (PLEAD)     Regional Programme for South Eastern Europe: Building Regional Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism Capacity in South Eastern Europe 

The general objective of the Project is to strengthen efficiency in delivery of judicial services,  reinforce the ability of the justice sector to address and redress economic and political grievances thus strengthening the legitimacy of the rule of law in Kenya.  Read more»    



The objective of the Action is two-fold: (i) enhance the ability of the six Western Balkan jurisdictions to detect, deter and prosecute money laundering, financing of terrorism, including foreign terrorist fighters (ii) enhance the ability of the six Western Balkan jurisdictions for inter-agency and international cooperation on anti-money laundering, combating terrorism financing and asset recovery.   Read more» 


Implementation of the European Union Programme "Better Migration Management" (Khartoum Process)     Upgrading Karamah Border Crossing Point: Improved Access to Economic Development and Enhanced Stability 

The overall objective of this action is to improve migration management in the region, and in particular to address the trafficking and smuggling of migrants within and from the Horn of Africa.  Read more»



The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the economic recovery and stability of Jordan and the region while ensuring that security risks are mitigated in cross border movements of goods and people.  Read more»




 Last update: 02.10.2018