Our main civil society partners



UNODC partners with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in policy development and in the implementation of its global, regional and country level programmes and projects. The UNODC Civil Society Team interact with a large number of individual CSOs to ensure their active participation an involvement in the international scene and work mainly through umbrella organizations when organizing workshop and specific events targeting NGOs. Our three main civil society partners are: 

The aims of these umbrella organizations are to:

In other words, these organizations serve as liaison offices between UNODC and regional and local civil society organizations. Their existence and value is well recognized by UNODC, which consults them for advice, for example with regard to technical assistance and strategies.



The Vienna NGO Committee (VNGOC)

Created in 1983, the goal of the  Vienna NGO Committee is to ensure that NGOs and civil society organizations are able to contribute to global drug policymaking. The Committee is currently composed of members representing international, national and local NGOs and represents a key mechanism for NGOs to substantively contribute. It is always participating in the CND and related events. For more information, please contact  info@vngoc.org.



The UNCAC Coalition


The  UNCAC Coalition: a global Civil Society Network entered into force in 2005. It mobilises civil society action for the United Nations Convention Against Corruption at international, regional and national levels. Since 2011, UNODC  in partnership with Transparency International, serving as Secretariat of the UNCAC Coalition,  has conduced a series of joint activities including Workshops on UNCAC. For more information, please contact  info@uncaccoalition.org


The Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice


The Alliance brings together a broad network of civil society organizations contributing to the achievement of security and justice for all. It ensures that civil society are recognized and heard in advancing the crime prevention and criminal justice agenda and in designing, implementing and measuring results of relevant policies everywhere. 

For more information, please contact  info@crimealliance.org.