Yury Fedotov, Director General/Executive Director"I fully stand behind the Secretary-General's commitment to leading by example and fostering an enabling, inclusive and diverse work environment.[...] The importance of gender mainstreaming and addressing the specific needs of women and girls is clear across our mandate. UNODC is working to strengthen crime prevention and criminal justice responses to eliminate violence against women, and to provide essential services to women and girls subject to violence. […] UNODC is also providing high-quality, gender-responsive drug- and crime-related research and analysis."

Yury Fedotov at a side event during the 61 st session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, March 2018

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The UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch has published their "Handbook on Gender Dimensions of criminal justice responses to terrorism" in six different languages. You can access them here in the respective languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, and Russian.


"The present publication has been developed with the conviction that an effective criminal justice response to terrorism must include a gender perspective, adopt an approach based on gender mainstreaming and human rights, and take account of the multifaceted and distinct ways that women and men are involved in, and impacted by, terrorist acts."   -UNODC Handbook on Gender Dimensions of Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism


Gender equality is a universally agreed objective - deriving from the Charter of the United Nations, which unequivocally reaffirmed the equal rights of women, men, girls and boys ... more


Keep up-to-date on how the Office is mainstreaming a gender perspective into its work programme; at the global, national and regional levels ... more

These UNODC resources provide practical guidance and are designed to support national governments, other UN entities or individuals working in civil society organizations ... more   In this section you find video and audio files of interviews, speeches, public service announcements (PSAs), presentations and other multimedia documents... more
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