In order to respond to urban challenges, it is essential to develop more holistic, integrated strategies and interventions that build institutional resilience and address the needs of the most vulnerable populations. UNODC, in close coordination with UN partners, civil society organizations, academics, and the private sector, is well placed to assist Member States to diagnose priority areas of concern and then develop sound evidence-based interventions that seek to promote healthy, safe, inclusive and resilient cities. UNODC understands the value in engaging with local stakeholders, alongside national actors, and empowering them with relevant tools and services as part of this process.


Partners: UN-HabitatUN WomenUNEPUnited Nations Development  ProgrammeUnited Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)European Forum on Urban Security (EFUS)NGO Alliance on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, Peace in Our CitiesUNCAC CoalitionVienna NGO Committee on Drugs, and others, etc.


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local partnerships

 i) Local government authorities and city-level officials in beneficiary cities.

ii) Security sector (including, as relevant, national police service, city police service, gender focal points, Ministry of Justice, Customs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Interior).

iii) Communities of youths as a key focus of the project, both in terms of addressing risk factors and strengthening protective factors for youth crime and drug abuse prevention.

iv) Non-government and civil society organisations who have first-hand knowledge of problems affecting communities and awareness of priorities at the local level.

v) Anti-corruption bodies which are involved in promoting integrity and combatting corruption at the national level through investigation and prosecution, prevention, and education.

vi) Authorities in charge of drug control at the national and local level who are involved in regulation, drug use prevention, treatment and care, and improving public health.

vii) National statistical offices which engage in data generation, collection, analysis and engagement and thus have the capability to produce analysis of trends and patterns over time.