UNODC recognizes the need to promote strong partnerships with civil society organizations in dealing with the complex issues of drug abuse and crime which undermine the fabric of society. The active involvement of civil society, which includes NGOs, community groups, labour unions, indigenous groups, charitable organizations, faith-based organizations, professional associations and foundations is essential to help UNODC carry out its global mandates.
Through GLOU68, UNODC Civil Society Team (CST) is the main entry point for non-governmental stakeholders and serves as a bridge between these stakeholders and UNODC substantive offices, field offices and Member States. Located within the Office of the Director for the Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs of UNODC, the CST carries out the following main functions:
The CST carries out these functions in close collaboration with relevant UNODC substantive offices, including Crime and Economic Branch, Organized Crime Branch, Drug Prevention and Health Branch, the Secretariat to the Governing Bodies, and relevant Field Offices. The CST also partners with umbrella organizations such as the UNCAC Coalition, Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs, and the Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.
Working together to implement UNGASS future commitments
During the UN General Assembly Special Sessions (UNGASS) the UNODC Civil Society Unit together with the UNCAC Coalition organised the side event ‘Civil Society engagement in UNCAC and future steps’ that gathered experts from around the globe. Best practices and challenges of civil society engagement in UNCAC were demonstrated during this side event. Read more here.
This toolkit aims to empower NGOs, academics and the private sector in their work with the view to contribute to effective implementation of the UNTOC, and promote systematic and comprehensive engagement with non-governmental stakeholders in line with the COP-UNTOC Resolution 9/1.
It is the main source for UNODC's Stakeholder for UNTOC Engagement (SE4U) trainings.
Download the Toolkit here.
UNODC is pleased to invite interested NGOs, academic experts and private sector entities to join the WhatsOn – UNODC’s knowledge hub, an online database and knowledge-sharing platform. The WhatsOn aims to connect and engage with relevant non-government stakeholders and Member States working to prevent and combat transnational organized crime and corruption conducive to organized crime.
To become a member of the WhatsOn and to get access to all its resources, networks and knowledge opportunities, please fill in this form.
International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking: 26 June 2021
Stakeholder Engagement in the Implementation of the Review Mechanism of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime: 7-8 July 2021 in a virtual or hybrid format.
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