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:
A multistakeholder approach to combating organized crime highlighted at Kyoto Congress
The Review Mechanism of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime provides for the engagement with non-governmental stakeholders in the review process. In the Kyoto Declaration which was adopted by the 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice on 7 March 2021, Member States committed to enhance multi-disciplinary efforts to prevent and combat crime through cooperation and coordination between law enforcement and other criminal justice institutions, and other governmental sectors, by engaging in and fostering multi-stakeholder partnerships with the private sector, civil society, academia and the scientific community, and with other relevant stakeholders as appropriate. Read more here.
The joined UNODC GI-TOC Guide for civil society community engaging with the UNTOC Review Mechanism.
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Alliance of NGOs 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.
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UNODC CST, under the guidance of substantive offices, develops guides and tools to facilitate stakeholders' understanding of and engagement in UNTOC.
Download a joint UNODC GI-TOC Guide for civil society community engaging with the UNTOC Review Mechanism.