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.
UNODC launches the Guide for Civil Society Engagement with the UNTOC Review Mechanism in two more languages.
The aim of the Civil Society Guide is to support civil-society actors in familiarizing themselves with the UNTOC, its three Protocols, and the Review Mechanism in a user-friendly way. To reach more relevant Civil Society Stakeholders the Guide for Civil Society Engagement with the UNTOC Review Mechanism is now available in French and Spanish.
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Strengthening capacity of non-governmental stakeholders on UNTOC implementation
During the SE4U workshop participants agreed that joint engagement through UNTOC Review Process among governments and non-governmental stakeholders will help achieve comprehensive and sustainable progress in the fight against transnational organized crime. Read the full story here.
The 11th session of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (COP UNTOC) 17 to 21 October 2022 in Vienna AustriaThe eleventh session of the COP UNTOC will be held from 17 to 21 October 2022 in Vienna, Austria. This intergovernmental Conference will discuss, among other things, the implementation of the Convention and its three Protocols.
Thematic Discussions of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice on the implementation of the Kyoto Declaration, 5-7 December 2022: Call for Applications
Reconvened sessions of the 65th CND and the 31st CCPCJ: 8 and 9 December 2022
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