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.
UNODC supports Civic Engagement Forum, Probing Corruption, in the Philippines
UNODC presented at a civic engagement forum entitled “Probing corruption: an online forum” organized by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ). PCIJ were a recipient of a grant as part of the Fast-tracking UNCAC Implementation regional platform in Southeast Asia. Read more here.
UNODC launches a compendium of promising practices on public-private partnerships to prevent and counter trafficking in persons
The dedicated event showcased insights and recommendations drawing from the cooperation of governments
and private sector entities in countering this heinous crime. Read more here.
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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.
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