The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is a global leader in the fight against trafficking in persons, smuggling of migrants, illicit drug use, narcotics trafficking, corruption, terrorism and transnational organized crime. UNODC has its headquarters in Vienna, Austria. 

The UNODC New York Liaison Office represents UNODC at UN Headquarters in New York, develops and maintains partnerships with NY based entities, and engages in global advocacy on issues relevant to UNODC's mandate.

This involves close coordination with the UN Secretariat, General Assembly Committees, Security Council, ECOSOC, and other UN bodies to coordinate policies and to promote inclusion of UNODC priorities in broader UN policies.

The UNODC New York Liaison Office also represents UNODC in inter-agency and other meetings relating to UNODC’s drugs and crime related mandates; delivers presentations and interventions on behalf of UNODC; coordinates inputs and identifies potential synergy with other agencies’  activities and pursues relevant follow up action; and develops close working relationships with Permanent Missions, intergovernmental agencies, and NGOs to promote UNODC themes and engender support for UNODC initiatives.

The Office also advocates and conducts campaigns to raise awareness about UNODC’s mandate worldwide. The Office organizes high-level and special events throughout the year on important issues such as trafficking in persons, wildlife crime, maritime crime, terrorism prevention, the world drug problem, transnational organized crime, corruption, and other matters relating to UNODC’s mandate. This includes launches of key UNODC publications, strategies and media advisories. The Office also delivers presentations within the UN, NGO, and academic communities about UNODC and its program priorities.

In addition, UNODC develops and maintains partnerships with U.S. based entities including US Government institutions; private corporations and foundations; academic institutions; non-governmental organizations and think tanks; inter-agency mechanisms and the media.

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