The European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: Heuni POB 444
(Pitkänsillanranta 3 A)
00531 Helsinki
Country: Finland
Region: Europe
UN Languages: English
Other languages:
  • Research
  • Anti-Human Trafficking
  • Criminal Justice
Short description:
The European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI) is the European link in the network of institutes operating within the framework of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme. HEUNI was established through an Agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Finland, signed on 23 December 1981.

The primary objective of HEUNI is to promote the international exchange of information on crime prevention and control among the different European countries. Its main activities include the organization of meetings, the conduct of research and the provision of technical assistance to Governments on request. The topics covered by the institute at the moment focus on organized crime, violence against women, trafficking in human beings, analysis of the UN surveys on crime trends and operations of criminal justice systems, corrections and publications of profiles of European criminal justice systems.
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