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April 2021

16/04/2021 - Closing of 64th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs
15/04/2021
- 64th CND side event on Access to controlled medicines during COVID-19: Meeting the needs of patients around the world
15/04/2021
International Conference "Global Challenges and Threats in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Terrorism and Violent Extremism"
12/04/2021
 - CND side event on the COVID-19 pandemic and its influence on the world drug problem: new challenges and prospects
12/04/2021 - CND High-Level Side Event "International Frameworks and Regional Responses. 60th Anniversary of 1961 Convention and 10th Anniversary of MoU between SCO and UNODC"
12/04/2021 - Opening of 64th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs
07/04/2021 - International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

March 2021

29/03/2021 - Opening of the UNODC Youth Forum 2021
28/03/2021
- Monthly Meeting and Virtual Event of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
24/03/2021
- Webinaire dans le cadre de la Journée internationale de la Francophonie, "Langue française, femmes francophones et numérique"
19/03/2021
- Commission on the Status of Women Side Event: Child, early and forced marriage - preventing forced marriages and empowering girls in an international context
12/03/2021
- Closing of the 14th UN Crime Congress
10/03/2021 - 14th UN Crime Congress Special event on the Impact of COVID-19 in Prison Settings
10/03/2021 - 14th UN Crime Congress Special event: Safeguarding Sport from Corruption and Crime
09/03/2021 - 14th UN Crime Congress Special event: Equal Access to Justice for All
09/03/2021 - 14th UN Crime Congress Special event: Judicial Cooperation Networks - Launch of the Southeast Asia Justice Network (SEAJust)
09/03/2021 - 14th UN Crime Congress Special event: An Urban Safety Governance Approach for Safe, Inclusive and Resilient Cities
08/03/2021 - 14th UN Crime Congress Special event: Gender Dimensions of Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism
08/03/2021 - 14th UN Crime Congress Special event: The Nature of Corruption
08/03/2021 - 14th UN Crime Congress Special event: The UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons, 10 Years Since Inception
08/03/2021 - 14th UN Crime Congress Special event: Celebrating International Women's Day - Women's empowerment and the advancement of justice
07/03/2021 - 14th UN Crime Congress Ancillary meeting: World Congress for Community Volunteers Supporting Offender Reintegration
07/03/2021 - 14th UN Crime Congress Special event: Promoting the Rule of Law and Justice
07/03/2021 - Opening of the 14th UN Crime Congress
03/03/2021 - Remarks to Civil Society ahead of 14th UN Crime Congress
01/03/2021 - Aswan Forum II Session - 'Terrorism in the Shadow of the Pandemic'

February 2021

24/02/2021 - Launch of the Strategic Vision for Africa 2030
17/02/2021
- IPU-UN Annual Parliamentary Hearing session: “The Convention against Corruption: building blocks and implementation challenges”
10/02/2021 - Opening of the Zero Project Conference 2021
05/02/2021 - 130th session of the International Narcotics Control Board
04/02/2021 - Briefing on the 2020 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons
02/02/2021 - CCPCJ Special event on the launch of the 2020 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons
02/02/2021 - Media launch of the 2020 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons

January 2021

28/01/2021 - UN Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact briefing
27/01/2021 - International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust 
21/01/2021 - Strategic Partnership between UNODC and Honduras
15/01/2021
- Handover Ceremony of the G-77 Vienna Chapter

December 2020

10/12/2020 - General Assembly of the Parliamentary Association for Making the Kyoto Congress Successful (Japan)
09/12/2020
- Third High-Level Strategic Dialogue between the State of Qatar and UNOCT
08/12/2020
- UNCCT/UNOCT Virtual Roundtable on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Entities: Building Strategic Partnerships across Regions
08/12/2020
- Conference on Integrity in COVID-19 Response and Economic Recovery by Belt and Road Cooperation Partners
07/12/2020
- Soft Launch of International Hub on Behavioural insights to Counter Terrorism, Doha, Qatar
07/12/2020
- High-level Online Event on the 10th Anniversary of the UN Bangkok Rules: Global Perspectives and the Way Forward
03/12/2020
Remarks of the UNODC Executive Director to the 29th Regular Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
02/12/2020 - Remarks of the UNODC Executive Director to the 3rd UN-EU Leader's Dialogue on Counter-Terrorism

November 2020

30/11/2020 - Locked Down and Locked-in: Standing Against Gender-Based Violence and Human Trafficking during the COVID-19 Pandemic
27/11/2020
- Statement to the Vienna Discussion Forum 2020: "The future is gender-inclusive: Global responses in crisis management and recovery"
24/11/2020
- Statement by the UNODC Executive Director to the Plenary of the 2020 Afghanistan Conference
13/11/2020
- "A Universal Vision for a Global Threat": Ministerial Event Commemorating 20 Years of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its Protocols
13/11/2020
- Remarks to the 20th Informal Meeting of FINGOV
10/11/2020 - Statement to the 74th Meeting of the Governing Board of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions

October 2020

23/10/2020 -Op-ed: The UN at 75: we are always stronger together
22/10/2020
- Message for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation's launch of the Women Development Organization
22/10/2020
- Remarks to the G20 Anti-Corruption Ministerial Meeting
19/10/2020
- Message for the Opening of the Enabling Environment Week
16/10/2020
- Closing of the Tenth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
15/10/2020
- COP10 Side event: "The Impact of COVID-19 on Organized Crime"
14/10/2020
- COP10 Side event: "Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Entry Into Force of the Firearms Protocol: Time for Universalization and Effective Implementation"
13/10/2020
- COP10 Side event: "Combatting Illicit Financial Flows in the Sub-Saharan African Region: A Look at Regional Networks and Other Initiatives
13/10/2020
- COP10 Side event: "Enhancing International Cooperation to Prevent and Combat Environmental Crime"
13/10/2020
- COP10 Side event: "The UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons (UNVTF) 10 Years Since Inception: Achievements and Best Practices"
12/10/2020
- COP10 Side event: "The Palermo Convention 20 years after: celebrating its anniversary and unleashing its full potential through the implementation of the review mechanism" 
12/10/2020
- Opening of the Tenth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
09/10/2020
- Panel Discussion Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children and the 75th Anniversary of the Founding of the United Nations
08/10/2020
- Remarks to the Third Committee of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

September 2020

28/09/2020 - High-level meeting on Preventing Violent Extremism in Prisons: Strategic Planning and Effective Implementation
23/09/2020
- Launch of the World Bank Global Report on "Enhancing Governmen Effectiveness and Transparency: The Fight Against Corruption" 
14/09/2020
- High-level Event: Tackling Crime in and through Sport
07/09/2020
- Reception for the Saudi Arabian Presidency of the G20
04/09/2020 
- 128th session of the International Narcotics Control Board

August 2020

28/08/2020 - Fifth Meeting of the Global CT Coordination Compact Committee: Thematic Priorities and Operational Adjustments to Ensure Continued Support to Member States during the Pandemic
20/08/2020
- Fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament - Special Event: Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism: The Perspective of Victims
10/08/2020
- UN Security Council briefing on the situation in Guinea-Bissau
06/08/2020 - UN Security Council high-level open debate on addressing the issue of linkages between terrorism and organized crime

July 2020

22/07/2020 - Regional Cooperation in Combating Organized Crime in Africa in the Context of COVID-19
20/07/2020
- 20th Alliance against Trafficking in Persons, OSCE
17/07/2020
- Group of Friends of the Nelson Mandela Rules
15/07/2020
- Launch of the Global Study on Firearms Trafficking
10/07/2020
- Launch of the 2020 World Wildlife Crime Report
06/07/2020 - Counter-Terrorism Week: Webinar I - Post COVID-19 World: Contours, Pivot Points and Benefits of Multilateral Collaboration 
06/07/2020 - OSCE High-level Conference: Good Governance and the Fight against Corruption in the Digital Era: Strengthening the Principles of Transparency, Integrity and Accountability

June 2020

29/06/2020 - Gender Champions against Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling in Asia and the Middle East
26/06/2020
- CND Special Discussion: Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the World Drug Situation, a Regional Perspective
26/06/2020
- CND Launch of the 2020 World Drug Report
26/06/2020
- CND Special Event: Commemoration of the Signing of the Charter of the United Nations
25/06/2020
- United Nations Security Council briefing on the situation in Afghanistan
12/06/2020
- Joint CND and CCPCJ High-Level Event: Beijing + 25: realizing Gender Equality and the Empowerment of All Women and Girls in Light of COVID-19

May 2020

25/05/2020 - Africa Day Celebrations

March 2020

06/03/2020 - Closing of the 63rd session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs
04/03/2020
- 63rd CND - Side event "Building Safer Communities - Pakistan's Response to UNGASS 2016 Recommendations"
04/03/2020
- 63rd CND - Side event "Implementation of the International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders - progress and challenges at national level"
03/03/2020
- 63rd CND - High-level side event "Addressing the deteriorating synthetic drug situation in the Mekong: a new level of strategic cooperation"
03/03/2020
- 63rd CND - High-level side event "Comprehensive and evidence-based approach in tackling the world drug problem"
02/03/2020
- 63rd CND - High-level exhibition opening "Thailand's 50-year journey on Alternative development towards sustainable development"
02/03/2020
- 63rd CND - High-level side event "UN and SCO in the fight against the illicit drug threat: countering drug trafficking via the darknet"
02/03/2020
- Opening of the 63rd session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs
02/03/2020
- 63rd CND - Youth Forum


February 2020

27/02/2020 - Meeting with the Group of African States
11/02/2020
- Foreign Terrorist Fighters - Addressing Current Challenges
10/02/2020
- Staff Town Hall Meeting