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29 December 2023
Lancement de la campagne « Peindre le Silence : histoires sur le handicap et la traite » au Mali, à l'occasion de la Journée Internationale des personnes handicapés
"Peindre le Silence : histoires sur le handicap et la traite", une exposition qui vise à sensibiliser sur la traite des personnes en situation de handicap dans la région, a été inaugurée le vendredi 1er décembre au Musée national du Mali, et sera disponible jusqu'au 1er janvier 2024....more
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19 December 2023
One border - One community: A cooperation project between Mauritania and Senegal
The border between Mauritania and Senegal, marked by its permeable nature and proximity to Mali's security instabilities, faces multifaceted challenges. These include restricted access to natural resources, basic social services...more
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12 December 2023
Filling the data gap: UNODC supports Member States in producing and collecting drug-related data in West and Central Africa
The production and collection of drug-related data is a key challenge in Central and West Africa. The unavailability of reliable data on drug use and trafficking is a major obstacle to the development of evidence-based prevention and demand reduction strategies in the region ...more
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19 October 2023
Le Mali lance un Plan d'action national de lutte contre la traite des personnes 2023-2027 avec l'appui de l'OIM et de l'ONUDC
Le Ministre de la Justice et des Droits de l'Homme, Garde des Sceaux, Mahamadou KASSOGUE, a présidé à Bamako le jeudi 19 octobre 2023, la cérémonie de lancement officiel du plan d'action national de lutte contre la traite des personnes 2023-2027. Le nouveau document, élaboré avec l'appui des agences des Nations Unies (ONUDC et OIM), vise à renforcer et poursuivre les interventions en matière de lutte contre la traite des personnes au cours des cinq prochaines années au Mali. ...more
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05 October 2023
UNODC launches the 'Safer Children Online' campaign to combat online child sexual exploitation and abuse in Ghana and Senegal

In a significant step towards safeguarding the digital well-being of Ghana and Senegal's children, the Global Programme on Cybercrime of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has launched a compelling campaign titled 'Safer Children Online.' ...more

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13-14 September 2023

Integrated Border Stability Mechanism Set to Strengthen Border Governance and Security in West African Countries


The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the United Nations Office of Counterterrorism (UNOCT), and INTERPOL launched the “Integrated Border Stability Mechanism (IBSM)” aimed at strengthening...more

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01 September 2023
Appel à candidatures de la deuxième édition de « Peindre le Silence : histoires sur le handicap et la traite » au Mali

Au Mali, les personnes vivant avec un handicap sont souvent confrontées au silence concernant les formes de traite qu’elles subissent. Le silence et le secret sont des obstacles majeurs à l’identification des victimes de la traite, et ces obstacles sont amplifiés lorsqu’il s’agit de victimes vivant avec un handicap...more

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30 July 2023
Concert de lancement de la Campagne Cœur Bleu au Sénégal : Journée mondiale de la lutte contre la traite d'êtres humains 2023

La musique et la danse comme moyens de sensibilisation et de prévention du crime. C'est dans ce contexte que le lancement de la campagne Cœur Bleu au Sénégal s’est déroulé le 29 juillet dernier au théâtre Daniel Sorano de Dakar à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de la lutte contre la traite d’êtres humains...more

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29 August 2023
A Youthful Drive for Change: Preventing Crimes and Facilitating the Reintegration of Youth in Conflict with the Law in Mauritania

Each year, police services apprehend thousands of children and young individuals. The reasons that drag these young people into conflict with the law are diverse...more

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19 July 2023
Journée mondiale de la lutte contre la traite d'êtres humains - Campagne Cœur bleu

Sous l’égide du Comité National de lutte contre la traite des personnes (CNLTP) et du Ministère de la justice du Sénégal, l'Office des Nations Unies contre la Drogue et le Crime (ONUDC) Bureau régional pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre et le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux Droits de l’Homme (HCDH) ...more

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11-14 July 2023
UNODC trains intelligence, law enforcement and justice actors in remote border areas of Côte d'Ivoire on countering improvised explosive devices used by terrorist groups

The use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) has become one of the most recurrent modus operandi in attacks committed by terrorist groups in West Africa, killing, wounding and traumatizing an increasing number of men, women, and children throughout the region. In Côte d’Ivoire, between April 2021 and February 2022, 10 incidents involving IEDs occurred in the northern border regions of the country....more

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29-31 May 2023
Strengthening trust between defence and security forces and local population through a reinforcement of controls at checkpoints to prevent conflict and violent extremism in Niger

UNODC ROSEN organized a training workshop on Security Search in the region of Tillabéry, contributing to peace and social cohesion by optimizing defence and security forces’ capacities to conduct better and safer searches in respect of people’s rights...more

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23-26 May 2023

Transnational cooperation against Improvised Explosive Devices' (IED) across Ivorian, Ghanian and Burkinabe borders

UNODC organized a Trilateral Workshop on detection of Improvised Explosive Device (IED), on their use by terrorist groups and on the judicialization of intelligence collected in the border areas between Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Ghana...more

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12 May 2023
Law enforcement officers in Niger complete 10-module course on Digital investigations designed by the Global Programme on Cybercrime

After ten sessions of intense training, eight officers from the Niger National Police and eight officers from the Niger National Gendarmerie have completed on 12th May 2023, an integrated course on digital investigations and digital forensics...more

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26-28 April 2023
UNODC supports the Regional Conference on Investigative Journalism's Impact on the Fight against Corruption with the Norbert Zongo Cell for Investigative Journalism in West Africa (CENOZO)

As the guardian of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) assists the State parties in preventing corruption in the private sector...more

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20 April 2023
Africa's Digital Forensics Talents shine bright at the 2023 UNODC Africa Digital Forenscis CTF Challenge

For the third year in a row, the Global Programme on Cybercrime organized the Africa Digital Forensics Challenge. The 3rd edition of the competition organized in a Capture the Flag (CTF) manner...more

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13 April 2023
Sing for justice contest - Blue Heart Campaign

PROMIS organizes the contest “Sing for Justice” open to young musicians under 30 years (< 30 years) living in Senegal, Mali and The Gambia ..more

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30 March 2023
Nigeria shares knowledge and experience with other ECOWAS Member States on the Dismantling of Clandestine Laboratorieslization to violence

According to the 2022 UNODC World Drug Report, West Africa has become a hub for drug trafficking and production, with a significant increase in the production of synthetic drugs in recent years....more

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30 March 2023
UNODC brings together Investigators, Judges and Prosecutors to share knowledge on effective pathways to dismantling criminal networks

UNODC convened a workshop on Dismantling Criminal Networks through Effective Investigation, Prosecution and Adjudication from eight countries of the Economic Communities of West African States ..more

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15 March 2023
Communication Day at the Gendarmerie School of Niger gathers 95 young women

To launch the second phase of the project Femmes Prévôts au Sahel, UNODC organized in Niamey, a communication day gathering 95 women Gendarmes. ..more

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10 March 2023
UNODC Global Programme on Cybercrime Delivers Holistic Support in Africa through Inter-Agency and Regional Collaboration

Today, digital evidence is a part of all criminal investigations, from cyber-dependent crimes, like ransomware attacks and online child sexual abuse...more

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7 March 2023
Launch of TOCTA reports on transnational organized crime in the Sahel

UNODC's research and awareness unit organized a ceremony to launch reports on trafficking in medical products, fuel, firearms, and migrants in the Sahel as part of the TOCTA Sahel research project...more

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7 March 2023
Prison volunteers, Young specialists in charge of supporting prisons and access to justice in Mauritania

Most prisons in Mauritania exhibit several characteristics that include overcrowding, long-term pre-trial detention, absence of separation between accused and convicted prisoners, limited utilization of..more

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10 February 2023
Prisons in Ghana: Introductory training workshop on prison management and the prevention of radicalization to violence

What is the purpose of a prison sentence?...How do we ensure that prisons do not become places of radicalization to violence?..more

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8 February 2023
UNODCs Liaison Magistrate Initiative helps Nigeria and Italy to achieve major success in the fight against human trafficking

Traditional tools have largely proven insufficient against more sophisticated organized crime groups and there is a pressing to come up with innovative approaches to effectively tackle the continuously growing threats to the stability of the region..more

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6-10 February 2023
Protection and access to justice for Nomadic Communities: The National Guard of Mauritania trains its Meharists on gender mainstreaming in meharis units

The National Guard, with the support of UNODC, organized a training seminar at the Centre d'Instruction Méhariste in Achemime...more

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31 January 2023
The Global Maritime Crime Programme took part in a simulation exercise to test the conditions for the transfer of piracy suspects and their associated evidence

In the framework of Obangame Express 2023 Exercise, UNODC in collaboration with ECOWAS, the EU and the navies of Senegal, Morocco and the French has facilitated the testing of the transfer procedures described in the SOPs, simulating in real time at sea..more

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30-31 January 2023
UNODC Organizes the Second Session of the WACAP Working Group on Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants

UNODC Regional Office for West and Central Africa organized in Praia, Cabo Verde the second session of the West and Central African Network of Central Authorities and Prosecutors working group on Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants...more