UNODC acknowledges the need to promote strong partnerships with relevant stakeholders in dealing with the complex issues of crime which undermines the fabric of society. The active involvement of civil society, academics and the private sector is essential to help UNODC carry out its global mandates under the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) and the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC).
UNODC Civil Society Team facilitates, active and meaningful participation of civil society in intergovernmental sessions of the CCPCJ, the UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, and the Conference of the Parties to UNTOC.
Through projects “Stakeholder Engagement for the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC), its Review Mechanism and Related Activities” and “Public-private partnerships: Fostering engagement with the private sector on the implementation of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and its Trafficking in Persons Protocol”, UNODC Civil Society Team works to prepare and improve effective partnerships between NGOs, academia and private sector with a view to supporting Member States in a successful implementation of the UNTOC and constructive engagement in the Review Mechanism in line with UNTOC COP Resolution 9/1.
As part of the SE4U project, formally known as “Stakeholder Engagement for the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC), its Review Mechanism and Related Activities”, CSU designed a self-paced online course on Stakeholder Engagement in the Implementation of the Review Mechanism of the UNTOC. The course aims to inform participants about the UNTOC and the Review Mechanism, as well as provide practical information about entry points and tools for engagement and stimulating the sharing of experiences, networking opportunities, and partnerships against organized crime at national, regional, and global levels. During the course, participants share knowledge and practical information with which we hope to support their important work towards the implementation of the UNTOC.
With this training we aim to:
As part of project “Stakeholder Engagement for the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC), its Review Mechanism and Related Activities”, Stakeholder Engagement for UNTOC (SE4U) workshops are aimed at preparing NGOs, academics and the private sector for constructive participation in the UNTOC Review Mechanism, including a component on how they can collaboratively work with Member States. The main objective of the workshop is to increase knowledge of NGOs, academics and the private sector on UNTOC and its Review Mechanism. At the end of the workshop stakeholders will have:
The next SE4U Workshop on the UNTOC Review Mechanism and its Instruments and Processes will take place in fall 2023.
The 2023 Constructive Dialogue for the Review Mechanism of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and the Protocols thereto will take place in-person (Vienna, Austria) and online on the following dates:.
Interested non-governmental stakeholders are invited to apply here until 12 February 2023 midnight Vienna time.
The objective of the Constructive Dialogues is to brief participants on the development and outcomes of the review process; Collect inputs and suggestions from participants, including their contributions on ways to improve the implementation of the Convention and the Protocols thereto; and foster cooperation with non-governmental organizations to combat transnational organized crime and to promote and review the implementation of this Convention.
You can find more information here.
United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC)
The United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) Review Mechanism - Video
Engaging Non-Governmental Stakeholders in the Self-Assessment Phase of the UNTOC Review Mechanism - Video
The Additional Resources PDF document, which explains a lot about the background of Engaging Non-Governmental Stakeholders in the Self-Assessment Phase of the UNTOC Review Mechanism.
The joint UNODC GI-TOC Guide for civil society community engaging with the UNTOC Review Mechanism: Arabic, French, English, and Spanish.
For more useful resources please visit the WhatsOn Knowledge Resource Database.
Briefing Paper on Civil Society Contributions and Linkages between Corruption and Transnational Organized Crime in Southern Africa.
Alliance of NGOs Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
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Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
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UNODC Compendium on PPP to Prevent & Counter TIP
The Compendium on PPP to Prevent & Counter TIP aims to improve effective partnership between the public and private sectors with a view to better assisting member States in their implementation of the UNTOC and its Trafficking in Persons Protocol. It presents the main findings and insights from four Regional Expert Group Meetings organized by UNODC, focusing on PPPs as they relate to countering trafficking in persons from within the supply chain, financial and technology sectors.
Read more here or Download the PPP Compendium in English here and in French here.