Cybercrime is an evolving form of transnational crime. The complex nature of the crime as one that takes place in the border-less realm of cyberspace is compounded by the increasing involvement of organized crime groups. Perpetrators of cybercrime and their victims can be located in different regions, and its effects can ripple through societies around the world, highlighting the need to mount an urgent, dynamic and international response.

UNODC response

UNODC promotes long-term and sustainable capacity building in the fight against cybercrime through supporting national structures and action. Specifically, UNODC draws upon its specialized expertise on criminal justice systems response to provide technical assistance in capacity building, prevention and awareness raising, international cooperation, and data collection, research and analysis on cybercrime.

Global Programme on


Open-ended Intergovernmental Expert Group on Cybercrime

The UNODC Global Programme on Cybercrime provides focused technical assistance for capacity building, prevention and awareness raising, international cooperation and analysis on the phenomenon, principally in developing countries. The Programme is based within the UNODC Organized Crime Branch, part of the Division for Treaty Affairs. [more]
  Please click here for more information on the Expert Group and the Comprehensive Draft Study on Cybercrime, including the official sites for all EGM meetings, background information and the draft study.


Cybercrime Repository


The Effects of New Information Technologies on the Abuse and Exploitation of Children

The Cybercrime Repository, a part of the Global Programme on Cybercrime, was developed as a central data repository of cybercrime laws and lessons learned for the purposes of facilitating the continued assessment of needs and criminal justice capabilities and the delivery and coordination of technical assistance. [more]
  Please find a link to the study here



Secretary-General's Report on countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes, submitted to the 74th session of the General Assembly (A - C - E - F - R - S)

Group of 77 workshop on preventing and combatting cybercrime, supported by the Russian Federation and UNODC (11-12 September)