Call for Participants: “Stakeholder Engagement for the Implementation of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (SE4U) Training”

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We invite you to join this online course and have an exciting learning experience with us! Our goal is to share knowledge and practical information with which we hope to support the important work towards the implementation of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime that you are already doing.  

With this training we aim to:

  • Equip non-governmental governmental stakeholders with knowledge about the Organized Crime Convention and its supplementing Protocols;
  • Provide practical information about the entry points and tools for engagement of non-governmental governmental stakeholders in the Review Mechanism;
  • Stimulate the sharing of experiences, networking and the formation of collaborative initiatives addressing organized crime at national, regional and global levels.

Self-paced online training from 28 June to 18 July 2021 

This training was prepared by UNODC's Civil Society Unit (CSU) which serves as a bridge between civil society, UNODC and its field offices and the Member States. To this end, we developed a comprehensive Toolkit on Stakeholder Engagement: Implementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (hereafter "Toolkit") that offers detailed guidance on the involvement of non-governmental stakeholders in the implementation of the Organized Crime Convention.  

Training objectives

The overall objective of this training is to improve the capacity of civil society organizations, academia and the private sector to contribute to the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and its Review Mechanism and to prepare them for constructive dialogue with government authorities and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). 

Training format

This is a self-paced (asynchronous) online training. Participants can access study materials and complete assignments anytime during the given period (from 28 June to 18 July). The training is conducted through the UNODC Global eLearning Platform (https://www.unodc.org/elearning/), a Web-based virtual learning platform in which a password-protected course environment is created for the training. This platform can be accessed from any computer with an internet connection. Google Chrome is the recommended internet browser. This online training is held in English.

Workload

Participants should be ready to invest approximately 18 hours of workload which can be completed anytime between 28 June and 18 July 2021.

Training materials
The training is based on UNODC Toolkit on Stakeholder Engagement: Implementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. Relevant parts of the Toolkit are provided in each section of the training.

Eligibility

Eligible participants are representatives of civil society organizations, academia and the private sector. Applicants must have a vested interest in countering transnational organized crime, addressing at least one of the following topics: (i) trafficking in persons, (ii) migrant smuggling, (iii) illicit firearms, and emerging crimes such as cybercrime and terrorism.

How to apply

All interested participants must complete an application form at the following link by 26 June 2021bit.ly/3g2HbJz

Questions
For any additional information please contact us at unodc-se4u@un.org