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UNODC and Ethiopia Enhancing Inter-Agency and International Cooperation to Counter Serious and Transnational Organized Crime

Addis Ababa, 19 November 2021

UNODC delivered a third 10-day training workshop on Effective Criminal Justice Response to counter Serious and Transnational Organized Crime for 15 criminal justice practitioners...

UNODC Deputy Regional Director, Sylvie Bertrand with Chief Justice  Martha Koome,  WPA Executive Director, Alice Onieki. Photo credit Fahmo Mohammed

Business practitioners bring hands-on examples of integrity challenges to university students in Kenya, Mexico and Pakistan

23 November 2021

The UNODC Global Integrity Education project has been established to deliver effective integrity education that fosters ethical decision-making by future private sector employees.

The official launch and commissioning of the vocational training programme and handover of equipment in rehabilitation schools

Nairobi, 10 November 2021

The vocational training programme for children in rehabilitation schools managed by the Directorate of Children Services, was officially launched and...

UNODC joins hands with stakeholders to enhance Vocational Training and Entrepreneurship

Nairobi, 10 November 2021

UNODC joined the Chandaria Foundation during the Groundbreaking Ceremony for their sponsorship project....

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UNODC Facilitates Mock Trial for Prosecutors and Investigators to Enhance Joint Responses to Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrant Cases in Uganda

Entebbe, 10 November 2021

UNODC delivered a 3-day Mock Trial Joint Training on TIP and SOM for 20 prosecutors from...

UNODC hosts the introductory Whistleblower Protection Bill workshop alongside KYPA

Nairobi, 9 November 2021

The UNODC alongside the Kenya Young Parliamentarians Association (KYPA) hosted the...

Chief Justice Martha Koome launches NCAJ strategic plan

UNODC joins NCAJ to launch new strategic plan on the Council's tenth anniversary

Mombasa, 28 October 2021

In one of her first duties as Chairperson of the National Council on the Administration of Justice (NCAJ), Chief Justice, Martha Koome launches NCAJ strategic plan.

UNODC Donates High Dependence Unit medical equipment to Uganda Prisons valued at USD 25,000

Kampala, 3 November 2021

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)-Uganda Programme Office on 3 November 2021 handed over..

Uganda meeting examines promising practices in rehabilitating and reintegrating of prisoners, including violent extremist ones

Entebbe, 21 October 2021

Uganda Prison Services (UPS) high ranking officials in charge of social rehabilitation and reintegration services

Preventing and Countering Violent extremism (PCVE) Bespoke Course Finalised In Uganda


Entebbe 15 October 2021

The Uganda Prisons Academy and Training School (PATS) has carried out a final review of a be...

Prisoner classification framework and related tools workshop successfully held in Uganda

Entebbe, 13 October 2021

Uganda Prisons Service (UPS) is all ready to roll out further on-site training of its officers in the use of the Prisoner Classification ...

Enhancing Inter-regional Cooperation to Combat Trafficking in Persons by Air in Eastern Africa, the Middle East and the Gulf States

Dubai, 5 November 2021

Malaika Oringo is a survivor of Trafficking in Persons (TIP) from Uganda. When she was 15 and her mother died, a man convinced her that...

UNODC and EAPPCO focusing on Investigations and Prosecution of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Related Crimes in Eastern Africa

Dar es Salaam, 2 November 2021

The Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO) Secretariat supported by UNODC presented a 4-day training workshop for its Member States on “Strengthening Investigations...

UNODC Launching Regional Legislative Assessment on Trafficking in Persons in Eastern Africa

Nairobi, 29 October 2021

Thanks to funding from U.S. Department of State - Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, UNODC launched a report...

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Countering Serious and Transnational Organized Crime in Ethiopia

Bishoftu, 14 October 2021

UNODC delivered a second 9-day training workshop on Effective Criminal Justice Response to counter....

Combatting Trafficking in Persons by Air - Key Actors Discuss Trends, Challenges and Best Practices Across East Africa, Middle East, and the Gulf

Virtual, 13 October 2021

In 2018, 41% of victims of trafficking in persons (TIP) detected in the Middle East...

Release of Charcoal Forensic Guide in Support of the Somalia Sanctions Regime

Nairobi, 12 October 2021

To assist Member States in upholding the UN sanctions on Somali charcoal exports...

UNODC Strengthening Capacity in Somalia to Counter Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants

Somalia, 23 September 2021

UNODC has been supporting the Federal Government of Somalia and Federal Member States to...

World day against trafficking in persons 2021 Ehtiopia

UNODC Supporting Victims of Trafficking in Persons in Ethiopia

Addis, 17 September 2021

UNODC commemorated the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (TIP) in Ethiopia by...

UNODC and EAPCCO Strengthening Investigation and Intelligence Capacity to Counter Links between Terrorism and Transnational Organized Crime

Mwanza (Tanzania), 13 September 2021

The Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO) and UNODC...

Cybercrime CTCoE Norway funding

UNODC Strengthening Criminal Investigation Capacity in Somalia

Somalia, 8 September 2021

UNODC is supporting the Somali Police Force and its Criminal Investigation Division (CID)...

Victims of Terrorism the focus of third UNODC and EAPCCO Regional Counter-Terrorism Centre Issue Paper

Nairobi, 18 August 2021

The Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO)...

New UNODC and EAPCCO Counter-Terrorism Centre Issue Paper on Countering Terrorism Financing in Eastern Africa

Nairobi, 11 August 2021

The Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO)...

Criminal Justice Capacity Building and New Anti-Trafficking in Persons National Plan of Action for Tanzania

Dodoma, 10 August 2021

At the request of the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania...

Dynamic Security in Kenyan Prisons

Improving Security in Kenyan Prisons by enhancing the relationships between prisoners and prison staff

Nairobi, 10 August 2021

UNODC and Kenyan Prison Service (KPS) have been ...

UNODC supports Government of Ethiopia to review Proclamation on Witness Protection and Whistleblowers

Bishoftu (Ethiopia), 4 August 2021

UNODC has been supporting the Government of Ethiopia to review its legislation...

UNODC and EAPCCO Regional Counter-Terrorism Centre launch first Issue Paper through new webinar series

Nairobi, 4 August 2021

The Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO)...

Digitalization of justice record management systems in the Indian Ocean Region

Indian Ocean, 21 July 2021

UNODC GMCP is working together with states in the Indian Ocean Region to..

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Equipment Handover Ceremony on the Occasion of International Nelson Mandela Day; to Digitalize the Justice Sector

Nairobi, 16 July 2021

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) through the Programme...

UNODC Strengthens Efficacy in the Administration of Justice in Lamu County

Nairobi, 5 July 2021

The European Union and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime through the Programme...

Women in Security: Securing the Somali Coast Line

Somalia, 2 July 2021

With the longest coastline on the continent, Somalia is endowed with vast marine resources...

UNODC Launches the AYP Network, a Platform to assist Young Parliamentarians in Promoting the Rule of Law

Nairobi, 30 June 2021

UNODC’s Regional Office for Eastern Africa Youth Programme, hosted the Commemoration of the International Day of...

UNODC and Somalia Police Force Commence Investigator Development Course

Nairobi, 30 June 2021

UNODC’s Criminal Investigation Program (CIP) for Somalia commenced the first module of...

Enhancing Port Security in Comoros

Comoros, 30 June 2021

The country of Comoros comprises of...

UNODC Supports Change Management into 21st Century Prosecution Services

Nairobi, 8 June 2021

The momentous occasion of the launch of the Office of the Director of Public...

The Launch of Publications on Rehabilitation and Social Reintegration for the Department of Children's Services

Nairobi, 28 April 2021

New publications on rehabilitation and reintegration on children in conflict with the law...

GMCP Zanzibar photography (26 April 2021)

Visit the Virtual Photography Exhibition promoting UNODC's work on port Security in the region

Zanzibar, 24 April 2021

A new photography exhibition promotes UNODC's work on...

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Madagascar Upscaling Efforts to Counter Child Sexual Exploitation

Antananarivo, 22 April 2021

Trafficking in Persons (TIP) is posing a significant threat to human security...

Training of trainers: Enhancing expertise in the criminal justice system in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, 12 April 2021

UNODC partnered with key training institutes and academies in Ethiopia to deliver...

Combating Maritime Crime in Comoros

Moroni, 31 March 2021

Comoros is strategically situated within the Indian Ocean’s Mozambican channel, nestled between...

Promoting diversity and inclusion in my work

Addis Ababa, 21 March 2021

In this interview, we spoke to Margaret Akullo, Representative a.i., UNODC Programme Office in Ethiopia...

PACS Art Competition

 

Probation: A New Beginning Art Exhibition at the Kyoto Crime Congress

Nairobi, 12 March 2021

Through art, children on probation in Kenya share their experiences of the juvenile justice system...

Women leading the way towards gender equality within UNOV/UNODC

Addis Ababa, 08 March 2021

In this interview we spoke to Lelise Terfasa, Associate Programme Officer at the UNODC Programme Office in Ethiopia...

Kenya and Uganda work closer to counter organized crime in East Africa

Entebbe / Naivasha, 04 March 2021

Crimes that cross borders need a transnational response, and international cooperation is key...

Protecting Prisoners from COVID-19 in Somaliland

Hargeisa, 22 February 2021

To help prevent and minimize the transmission of COVID-19, UNODC donated...

Countering Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants in Ethiopia through International Cooperation in Criminal Matters

Addis Ababa, 19 February 2021

UNODC recently presented a 2-day virtual training on International Cooperation...

Strengthening Prison Leaders' Capacity in Somaliland

Hargeisa, 17 February 2021

UNODC’s Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP), in association with...

UNODC Supports Quality and Effective Investigation, Prosecution & Custodial Services in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, 12 February 2021

The second phase of a project to prevent violent extremism among children in selected statutory institutions in Kenya was officially launched...

New phase of project to prevent violent extremism among children in conflict with the law begins in Kenya

Nairobi, 29 January 2021

The second phase of a project to prevent violent extremism among children in selected statutory institutions in Kenya was officially launched...

Improving port security in Eastern and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean

Mombasa, 29 January 2021

The first training organised under the European Union-funded Port Security and Safety of Navigation Programme concluded today in the seaport of...

Protecting submarine cables in the Indian Ocean

Port Louis (Mauritius), 13 January 2021

UNODC's Global Maritime Crime Programme and the Indian Ocean Commission co-hosted the first regional stakeholder forum on the protection of...

Comoros Commits to Preventing & Countering the Smuggling of Migrants

Moroni, 24 December 2020

Comoros has become the 150th State Party to the SOM Protocol...

 

UNODC and Eastern African Member States Joining Forces to Counter Financing of Terrorism and Links to Organized Crime

Nairobi, 17 December 2020

The Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO) Counter-Terrorism Centre of Excellence (CTCoE) and UNODC...

Kenya Directorate of Criminal Investigations Receives Equipment

Nairobi, 14 December 2020

Thanks to funding by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and..

Kahawa Law Court opening ceremony

Nairobi, 14 December 2020

The Chief Justice of Kenya, Hon David Maraga, presided over the official opening of Kahawa Law Court which was constructed with...

Partners Mark International Anti-Corruption Day in Kiambu County

Kiambu, 9 December 2020

Kenya today joined the rest of the world in commemorating International Anti-Corruption Day with an event organised by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and...

UNODC's East Africa Blockchain Hackathon Awards presented on the eve of Anti-Corruption Day

Kiambu, 8 December 2020

UNODC in partnership with the Kenya Leadership Integrity Forum, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and the Kiambu County...

UNODC and Africa Young Parliamentarians Network mark Anti-Corruption Day

Nairobi, 7 December 2020

UNODC partnered with the Africa Young Parliamentarians Network to host a hybrid meeting...

UNODC Supports Partners with New Counter-Terrorism Website Launch

Nairobi, 7 December 2020

UNODC and the Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO)...

World AIDS Day: Mombasa doctor honoured amid threat from pandemic to erode gains

Nairobi, 3 December 2020

Dr. Abdulnoor Ismail Mohamed, manager of the UNODC-supported Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) Clinic in Mombasa...

Prize giving for unique children's art competition in Kenya

Nairobi, 3 December 2020

Today marked the official opening and announcement of 10 winners of the Probation: A New Beginning...

Uganda Prison Service finalizes the development of a Prisoner Classification Framework

Entebbe, 30 November 2020

The Uganda Prison Service and UNODC successfully completed a three-day workshop...

UNODC Delivers a Training of Trainers for Uganda Prisons Service on the new Curriculum on Preventing and Countering Violent extremism

Entebbe, 30 November 2020

The Uganda Prison Service and UNODC completed a five-day Training of Trainers for over 35 staff....

UNODC Strengthening Cross-Border Law Enforcement Cooperation to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism and Terrorism in Eastern Africa

Nairobi, 30 November 2020

The Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Coordination Organization (EAPCCO)...

Somalia Criminal Investigation Department Receives Equipment to Counter Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants

Mogadishu, 19 November 2020

UNODC recently presented two vehicles and other equipment...

Children in conflict with the law feature in first exhibition

Nairobi, 17 November 2020

Powerful artworks by children expressing their experiences of Kenya's juvenile justice system, lessons learnt and hopes for the future will feature in...

Twenty Years Later The United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime and Eastern Africa

Nairobi, 15 November 2020

Twenty years ago, the General Assembly noted with deep concern...

UNODC and Ethiopia Join Forces to End Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants

Addis Ababa, 12 November 2020

Every year, thousands of men, women, and children are trafficked and exploited...

UNODC and Regional Counter-Terrorism Centre Strengthens Cooperation between Police and Prisons in Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Eastern Africa

Nairobi, 11 November 2020

The Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO) Counter-Terrorism Centre of Excellence...

UN recognizes Kenyan champion of children's rights to justice

Nairobi, 28 October 2020

The Chairperson of Kenya's Special Task Force on Children Matters and Court of Appeal judge...

Kenya's Witness Protection Agency receives vehicles to boost its operations

Nairobi, 27 October 2020

The protection of threatened witnesses in Kenya has today received a boost with the handing over...

Combatting Trafficking in Persons in Accordance with the Principles of Islamic Law

Nairobi, 14 October 2020

UNODC recently convened a regional webinar on countering Trafficking in Persons...

Youth Blockchain Hackathon a first for Eastern Africa

Nairobi, 12 October 2020

A six-week virtual hackathon was launched today to challenge young web developers ...

UNODC Providing Ongoing Assistance to Eastern African Police Amidst COVID-19

Nairobi, 8 October 2020

Major threats to peace, security and development continue to affect East Africa...

Donated computers support timely delivery of justice to children

Nairobi, 7 October 2020

The donation of 14 laptops to Kenya's Department of Children Services will directly impact the...

UNODC-GMCP on-site mentoring resumes in Kenya prisons

Nairobi, 25 September 2020

On-site support and training to prevent and counter violent extremism in Kenya prisons has resumed...

Port Security and Safety of Navigation in Kenya and Tanzania programme begins

Nairobi, 7 September 2020

UNODC has started the inception phase of the European Union-funded Port Security and Safety of...

Enhancing victim centered criminal justice responses to trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants in Djibouti

Lake Assal, 21 September 2020

On Friday, the UNODC and the Ministry of Justice and Public Security of Norway signed a new agreement to continue to support the Government of Djibouti ..

UNODC resuming in-person Maritime Law Enforcement capacity building with Kenya Coast Guard Service

Mombasa, 18 September 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the UNODC Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP) has been continuing capacity building through virtual means...

New USD 1.5 million Law Enforcement Project to Counter Trafficking in Persons in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, 7 September 2020

UNODC and US Department of state recently concluded an agreement which will see UNODC implement a new ...

UNODC GMCP Seychelles hosts first maritime law enforcement courses aimed at combating crimes on board fishing vessels

Seychelles, 4 September 2020

Three Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) maritime law enforcement courses aimed at strengthening Seychelles capacity to counter crimes on board fishing...

Partners welcome move to mainstream alternative justice systems in Kenya

Nairobi, 27 August 2020

The launch today by Chief Justice David Maraga of a major policy to mainstream customary, or traditional, forms of justice in Kenya...

Art competition to empower children in conflict with the law

Nairobi, 20 August 2020

An art competition to empower children who are on probation under the supervision of Kenya's Probation and After Care Service has been launched...

Comoros Commits to Effectively Preventing, Suppressing and Punishing Trafficking in Persons

Moroni, 30 July 2020

Gathered within the Chamber of the Assembly of the Union of Comoros, Members of Parliament, together with Members of the Government of the Union of Comoros, joined the rest of the world ...

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: Member States met virtually to discuss regional cooperation to end human trafficking in Eastern Africa

Nairobi, 30 July 2020

On the official World Day Against Trafficking in Persons,the UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa convened a virtual roundtable...

Launch of first ever online training for Kenya's National Police Service

Nairobi, 29 July 2020

To address the unique circumstances that police officers face in enforcing law and order during the COVID-19 pandemic...

Comoros accedes to Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons

Moroni, 23 July 2020

The Union of the Comoros has today become the 179th State Party to the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish...

Nelson Mandela International Day: Kenya Messages

Nairobi, 18 July 2020

Messages from Kenya Prisons Service Commissioner General and UNODC Regional Representative for Eastern Africa...

Nelson Mandela International Day: Spotlight on Kenya's first methadone dispensing clinic in a prison compound

Nairobi, 16 July 2020

It is barely three months since an Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) Clinic began operating at the Shimo La Tewa Prison...

Major donation to boost COVID-19 response in Uganda's prisons

Kampala, 30 June 2020

The Uganda Prisons Service has today received video conferencing, computer and sports equipment...

UNODC calls for better data for Africa at World Drug Report regional launch

Nairobi, 26 June 2020

The number of people globally who use drugs and who suffer from drug use disorders continues to rise, devastating...

Somali Police Force and UNODC deliver virtual investigation course

Mogadishu, 23 June 2020

The Somali Police Force and UNODC have today concluded the first Pre-Basic Investigation Pilot Course...

Handover of hygiene supplies to reinforce Kenya Prisons Service COVID-19 response

Nairobi, 19 June 2020

To support the Kenya Prisons Service to safeguard the health of prisoners and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commissioner General of Prisons...

Building Business Integrity in Kenya: Live Session During UN Global Compacy Summit

Nairobi, 16 June 2020

Private sector business leaders and academics from Kenya yesterday joined UNODC to share their approaches to countering corruption with a global audience ...

Young UN Talks - Day of the African Child: Perspectives from Margaret Akullo on Access to Child-Friendly Justice Systems

16 June 2020

Every year, the Day of the African Child is celebrated annually on 16 June and commemorates the thousands of courageous children in Soweto, South Africa...

E4J Webinar Series: Creating a virtual learning environment with Ethiopian academics and the E4J initiative during the COVID-19 pandemic

Addis Ababa, 15 June 2020

UNODC Programme Office in Ethiopia together with the Education for Justice (E4J) initiative jointly organized a webinar with 21 university lecturers ...

UNODC, GIZ and partners continue to Counter Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants in the Horn of Africa

Nairobi, 9 June 2020

UNODC and GIZ recently signed a funding agreement to the value of EUR 6,5 million for UNODC to continue as implementing partner of the second phase of...

UNODC partnering with East Africa Police Chiefs to support Regional Counter-Terrorism Centre of Excellence

Nairobi, 8 June 2020

UNODC will be supporting the Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation regional Counter-Terrorism Centre of Excellence (CTCoE) through a comprehensive new project...

UNODC supports Kenya's efforts in Countering Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants

Nairobi, 5 June 2020

UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa recently conducted two virtual consultative workshops with the Government of Kenya on developing Standard Operating Procedures...

UNODC supporting Comoros to counter trafficking in persons

Moroni, Comoros, 28 May 2020

UNODC has this week conducted the first in a series of training sessions for senior officials of the Government of the Union of Comoros, its Human Rights...

 

Fighting COVID-19 while ignoring human rights is recipe for chaos

Nairobi, 25 May 2020

Joint opinion piece by UNODC Regional Representative Amado Philip de Andrés, OHCHR's Li Fung and UNDP Resident Representative Walid Badawi...

 

UNODC Roundtable: Responding to emerging potential maritime threat from IS in the Indian Ocean

Nairobi, 11 May 2020

More than 40 senior Maritime Law Enforcement officials from the Western Indian Ocean region have attended a virtual seminar conducted by UNODC...

 

Partners support Ethiopia to prevent COVID-19 transmission in places of detention

Addis Ababa, 8 May 2020

In Ethiopia, while there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in prisons, the uncertainty of the extent and impact of the virus...

 

Pandemic prompts innovation by Kenya's justice sector

Nairobi, 6 May 2020

With Kenya's justice sector determined to innovate in delivering justice services safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic, UNODC is fast-tracking...

 

Good prison health is good public health: Responding to COVID-19 in Somalia's prisons

Mogadishu, 28 April 2020

In a bid to support the Government of Somalia's COVID-19 infection, prevention and control measures, and encourage the rapid...

 

Flash Appeal launched in Kenya to combat COVID-19 pandemic

Nairobi, 13 April 2020

UNODC has jointly supported the development of a comprehensive Flash Appeal with other UN agencies and humanitarian partners...

 

Support to reduce COVID-19 risk at Kenya methadone clinics

Nairobi, 9 April 2020

UNODC has donated essential commodities to three methadone clinics on Kenya's coast to address the immediate COVID-19 prevention ...

 

UNODC supports the reintegration of girls in conflict with the law in Kenya

Nairobi, 27 February 2020

Clothing designed by 13 Kenyan girls during vocational training in their rehabilitation schools ...

 

UNODC Training Somali Police Trainers on Criminal Investigaton

Mogadishu, 6 February 2020

UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA), together with the Somalia Police Force (SPF), concluded the first training-of-trainers workshop ...

Uganda develops Prisoner Classification Framework

Kampala, 25 January 2020

The Uganda Prisons Service actively engaged in the implementation of the joint global programme on “Supporting the management of violent extremist prisoners and the prevention of...

Uganda strengthens capacity of prison officers to address violent extremism in prisons

Kampala, 24 January 2020

The Uganda Prisons Service hosted a workshop to develop and integrate preventing and countering violent extremism training courses into six modules of the Prison Academy and Teaching School ...

State of justice sector report shows Kenya on transformation track

Nairobi, 23 January 2020

Kenya's latest State of the Judiciary and Administration of Justice Report (SOJAR) reveals positive trends in the performance of the justice sector amid challenges that underline the need...

UNODC welcomes President of Kenya's renewed anti-corruption pledge

Nairobi, 17 January 2020

A renewed pledge by the President of the Republic of Kenya, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, to fight corruption has been welcomed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime ...

Addressing violence against women and girls in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, 12 January 2020

Despite some progress, violence against women and girls is still a serious problem in Ethiopia and one which is fuelled by persistent gender-biased attitudes ...

Strengthening the Cooperation Between Stakeholders in Addressing Criminal Justice Reforms

Naivasha, 14-15 November 2019

Over 150 criminal justice actors and experts gathered in Naivasha to discuss criminal justice reforms in the country.The first National Conference on ...

H.E. Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary General kicks-off Blue Heart Campaign activities in Ethiopia at breakfast dialogue hosted by the Kingdom of Norway

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 21 October 2019

As the Government of Ethiopia launches the Blue Heart Campaign this week, 150 men and women from the Ethiopian Government, United Nations and the International community, Civil Society.......

Kenya kickstarts country-wide sensitization on diversion and plea bargaining

Mombasa, Kenya 15 October 2019

Kenya's Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) gave a media briefing today on the country's new Diversion Policy and Guidelines, and Plea Bargaining Guidelines....

Uganda, UN and EU Launch Joint Initiative to Counter Violent Extremism in Prisons

Kampala, Uganda, 20 September 2019

On 10 September Uganda took an important step in addressing violent extremism in prisons by launching a four-year initiative under the programme...

UN Delivers Workshop on Prison Classification Under Joint Global Programme to Prevent Violent Extremism in Prisons

Kampala, 12 September 2019

International and national experts in prosecution, legal innovation and research are in Kenya this week to share their experiences and best practices...

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Youth Exhibitioners at UNODC’s December Youth Conference Display Incredible Courage, Leadership and Determination

Nairobi, 18 December 2018

At UNODC ROEA ’s first Youth Conference on the Promotion of Good Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption in December of 2018, youth exhibitioners under the...

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