UNODC and UNV Programme signed a new Joint Action Plan

21st May, during the 28th session of the CCPCJ, the UNODC ROSEN organized a side-event on Volunteering For Justice in Terrorism cases. This was the occasion to sign a new Joint Plan of Action with the UNV Programme which will foster the partnership between the 2 organizations. One of the main projects illustrating this collaboration has enabled the deployment of UNVs in Niger to provide legal aid to persons held in pre-trial detention on terrorism charges. Read more

The Sahel Judicial Platform meets with the G5 Sahel in Mauritania

In March 2019, the Sahel Judicial Cooperation Platform (PCJS) focal points, and their substitutes, (9 men and 3 women in total), met with the G5 Sahel Permanent Secretariat, in Nouakchott, Mauritania. The objective of this meeting was to explore partnership opportunities between the PCJS and the G5 Sahel. This visit was also the opportunity for an additional meeting between the PCJS and Mauritanian prosecutors and judges. Read more

Bissau-Guinean authorities achieve largest ever drug seizure

On 9 March 2019, Guinea Bissau seized 789 kg of cocaine as a result of operation "CARAPAU" led by its Transnational Crime Unit (TCU) and the Judicial Police. The drugs were found in a false bottom of a truck loaded with frozen fish known as CARAPAU. Guinea-Bissau showed renewed commitment and leadership in successfully conducting this operation and expediting the incineration of the seized drugs which took place on 14 March 2019. Read more

Official opening of a UNODC project office in Central African Republic 

The UNODC project office in Bangui opened in June 2018 following the signing of an agreement with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in March 2018. This partnership between UNODC and MINUSCA aims to support the operationalization of the Special Criminal Court in CAR and more specifically the development of its legal aid and victim and witness protection services. Read more 


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