UNODC & CIVIL SOCIETY

Online Training: Stakeholder Engagement for the Implementation of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

About the Training

Training objectives

The overall objective of this training is to develop the participants’ capacity to contribute to the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and its Review Mechanism in accordance with Resolution 9/1 of the Conference of the Parties (COP), and to prepare them for constructive dialogue with government authorities and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). UNODC is committed to support Member States in the Review Mechanism and to prepare non-governmental actors for constructive and meaningful contribution during the review process.

TRAINING DATES: 10-12 NOVEMBER 2020

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  30 OCTOBER 2020

REGIONAL FOCUS: ASIA

This is the third training following the conclusion of the one for the Americas and Africa-Europe and will aim to:

  • Equip participating non-governmental stakeholders with the requisite substantive knowledge about UNTOC provisions in order to achieve their meaningful participation in the Review Mechanism;
  • Inform the participants about the methodology, entry points and available tools for engagement in the review process;
  • Provide a platform for discussing joint actions to fight organized crime at the national and regional levels in support of their governments;
  • Provide a platform for a constructive dialogue and sharing of experiences, network, build confidence and promote positive interaction among different non-governmental stakeholders in general. 

Training Toolkit

The training will be based on UNODC Toolkit on Stakeholder Engagement: Implementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, from which most of the reading materials come.

Application Guide

What are the eligibility criteria and requirements?

The mandatory requirements for eligibility are the following:

  • Only Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), academics and private sector based in Asia can apply. All countries from Asia can apply.
  • Applicants must have vested interested in countering transnational organized crime, addressing at least one of the following issues: (i) trafficking in persons, (ii) migrant smuggling, and (iii) firearms.

Training format

This online training will be held in a dual mode. Part of the training is set in a synchronous mode and will involve live online plenaries, interactions among participants in breakout groups, and Q&A sessions.

The synchronous part of the training will use available online communications technologies that allow instant communication, such as through the use of video conferencing and live chat.

The remaining portion of the training is arranged in an asynchronous mode.

The asynchronous part of the training involves materials that can be accessed anytime and can be studied self-paced, such as assigned readings and self-assessment tools.

Training platform

The training will be conducted through an online platform which will be communicated to selected participants.

Live Sessions

Live sessions will take place from Tuesday, 10 November to Thursday, 12 November.

Contact

For more information and questions contact unodc-se4u@un.org.

How to apply

Fill in the application form at the following link before 30 October 2020: https://bit.ly/2Dhtff1

Additional information

How will this work compared to in-person training?

Just as in a face-to-face training, it is important that all participants attend live sessions and allocate some time for training-related assignments, which can be completed at the participants’ own pace. It is expected that each participant is prepared for the following time commitment:

The training will be held in English without interpretation.

Despite its online format, the training is designed to achieve the above objectives in an interactive manner and direct engagement of participants. It will include online plenary sessions which will enable the participants to get acquainted with substantive knowledge about the Organized Crime Convention and its Review Mechanism by UNODC and its partners, as well as case study presentations by participants themselves.

The training will also allow participants to actively engage in breakout discussions in smaller groups with the objective of exchanging practical information, discussing best practices and entry points in the implementation of the Organized Crime Convention and its supplementing Protocols, designing recommendations for joint activities on the ground, and establishing collaborations among the participants themselves and with the UNODC—through the Civil Society Team (CST).

Finally, the training will include brainstorming sessions, self-assessment, among other relevant activities.

All participants will receive an e-certificate of successful completion issued by UNODC in the end of the training upon completion of all requirements. The latter include the following:

  • Attendance of and active participation in all live sessions and breakout group discussions.
  • Completion of all reading assignments.
  • Completion of all self-assessment tests.