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 Unit (CSU) is the main entry point for non-governmental stakeholders and serves as a bridge between these stakeholders and UNODC substantive offices, field offices and the Member States. Located within the Office of the Director for the Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs of UNODC, the CSU carries out the following main functions:
The CSU 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 CSU 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.
A guide for NGO participation in the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) is available here.
Applications for the 2023 Constructive Dialogues for UNTOC review now open
The 2023 Constructive Dialogue (CD) for the Review Mechanism of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and the Protocols thereto will take place in hybrid format (in Vienna, Austria and online) on the following dates:
NGO call for applications to the 10th session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is pleased to inform you that the tenth session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption will be held in Atlanta, United States of America from 11 to 15 December 2023. Read more info here.
32nd Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ): 22-26 May
Constructive Dialogue on Technical Assistance: 31 May
14th session UNCAC IRG. WG on Corruption: 12-16 June
Fifth intersessional consultation of the Ad Hoc Committee: 20-21 June
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