The UNODC Global Programme on Cybercrime was established in 2013 to assist Member States in their struggle against cyber-related crimes through capacity building and technical assistance according to General Assembly resolution 65/230 (2011) and the resolutions 22/7 and 22/8 of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.
General Assembly drew attention to cybercrime as an emerging policy issue and invited UNODC to explore, within its mandate, ways and means of addressing this issue.
Comprehensive study on cybercrime
Requested UNODC, to continue to provide, upon request, technical assistance and training to States, based on national needs, especially with regard to the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of cybercrime in all its forms.
GA requested UNODC to aim for sustainable and long-lasting results in the prevention, prosecution and punishment of crime, in particular by building, modernizing, and strengthening criminal justice systems, as well as promoting the rule of law, increasing the capacity of requesting States to prevent and suppress the various types of crime affecting societies, including organized crime and cybercrime.
Produce a study facilitating the identification, description and evaluation of the effects of new information technologies on the abuse and exploitation of children. Assess the needs of States for training in investigation of these offences. Design a technical assistance programme to meet those needs.
Member States expressed concern about the growing threat of cybercrime, highlighted the importance of enhancing international cooperation and public-private partnerships in this regard, and reaffirmed the role of UNODC as the leading entity of the United Nations supporting the Member States in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice, including through its normative work, research, and expertise.