The overall objective of this training is to strengthen the participants’ capacity to contribute to the implementation of the Review Mechanism of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) in line with Resolution 9/11
and launched through Resolution 10/12
of the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP). The aim of the training is to prepare participants to contribute to the general review during COP, the country review at the national level, and constructive dialogue between government focal points, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and other stakeholders. UNODC is committed to support Member States in the Review Mechanism and to prepare non-governmental stakeholders for constructive and meaningful contribution during the review process.
This training will target Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), academics and private sector representatives from the following countries that have nominated focal points for the review.
These are Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chad, Chile, China, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, European Union, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, State of Palestine, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania and Venezuela.
· Introduce participants to Member States’ self-assessment questionnaire of UNTOC and the Protocols thereto and relevant articles of each cluster for year III-VI;
· Inform the participants about the methodology, entry points and available tools for engagement and coordination of inputs for the review process;
· Provide a platform for sharing of experiences, network, build confidence and promote positive interaction among different non-governmental stakeholders.
This training will be held in a virtual or hybrid format in a synchronous mode that will involve live plenaries, interactions among participants in breakout groups, and Q&A sessions. The virtual part of the training will be conducted using Microsoft Teams which allow instant communication, including video conferencing, live chat and breakout groups. Depending on circumstances, this part of the training may take place in a hybrid mode, meaning that some participants may be present in-person in line with local government’s measures for COVID-19. The exact format of the training will be communicated to selected participants.