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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 ...

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 Extremeism in Prisons

Kampala,Uganda, 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, Kenya, August 2019

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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Education for Justice hosts Summer Workshops for University and Secondary School Students in Nairobi and Kwale.

Nairobi, Kenya, August 2019

The E4J initiative aims to equip youth with the knowledge and tools to cultivate a culture of lawfulness, enhance access to justice and build skills for community...

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