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The Implementation and Impact in Canada of the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime and its Protocols: Civil Society Inputs on Cluster I of Canada’s UNTOC Review
The present report contains Canadian civil society’s responses to the relevant self-assessment questions for Cluster I of the UNTOC Review Mechanism to support the Government of Canada in completing and submitting its questionnaire to the COP in May 2022.2 It also captures civil society’s views on whether and to what extent Canada is preventing and countering transnational organized crime, including firearms trafficking, even though Canada is not a party to the Protocol Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, their Parts and Components and Ammunition (henceforth referred to as the “Firearms Protocol”). To collect inputs on the self-assessment questionnaire, the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform (ICCLR) conducted a national consultation in January and February 2022, in which a total of 37 civil society organizations and individuals participated. In support of the consultation, the Canadian Bar Association organized two focus groups with its members i
Vienna, 24 and 25 March 2022
The Annual General Assembly will take place on 18 May 2022, in conjunction with the 31th Session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (16-20 May).
Outcome Document: Africa Conference on Drugs andCrime, aCivil Society Perspective on Promoting Evidence-based Interventions to Foster African Development
The African Conference on Drugs and Crime: a civil society perspective on promoting evidence-based interventions to foster African Development took place on 21-23 February 2022 in a hybrid format. The conference was organized by Slum Child Foundation Kenya, with support from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the NGO Alliance on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, and the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has been working in Pakistan for over 35 years, in close collaboration with the Government of Pakistan and civil society, with the purpose of addressing development challenges, specifically related to drugs and crime. This kind of multistakeholder cooperation among UNODC, the Government of Pakistan and civil society brings about differentiated impacts on the ground. One such case is the Centre for Governance Research (CGR)-Pakistan – National Initiative against Organized Crime (NIOC). This organization is taking a leading role in convening governmental and non-governmental actors for the engagement in the Review Mechanism of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC).
Participation of non-governmental stakeholders in Constructive Dialogues for the UNTOC Review Mechanism
The first Constructive Dialogues for the Review Mechanism of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and the Protocols thereto will take place on 6 May, 27 May and 1 July 2022 in Vienna, Austria, as outlined below.
Programmes of side events are organized during the regular session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. The events are organized by Member States, UN entities, international or civil society organizations. For more information please consult the current side event guidelines. To apply, please send a completed application form to the Secretariat within the application period.
Registration for the Ad Hoc Committee for a new UN convention on countering the use of information and communication technologies for criminal purposes
The stakeholders listed in operative paragraph 8 of General Assembly resolution 75/282 may register to participate in the first session of the Ad Hoc Committee through an official letter duly signed containing the names, titles and email addresses to cybercrimeAHC@un.org by 16 January 2022, 6:00 p.m., New York time, at the latest.
Call for Applications: CCPCJ Expert Discussions on Crimes that Affect the Environment - February 2022
Deadline for applications is January 12th, 23:59 / 11:59 pm Vienna time (GMT+1)
The Expert Discussions on Crimes that Affect the Environment will be held from 14 to 16 February 2022. The meeting will be held in a hybrid format, combining an in-person component with online participation. Interpretation in the six official languages of the United Nations will be available during the meeting.
Duration: 24 January 2022 – 5 March 2022 Please register by January 2, 2022
Application periods for side events: CND (10 to 21 January 2022) - CCPCJ (21 February to 4 March 2022)
Programmes of side events are organized during the regular sessions of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. The events are organized by Member States, UN entities, international or civil society organizations. For more information please consult the current side event guidelines. To apply, please send a completed application form to the Secretariat within the application period.
Call for Applications: Ad Hoc Committee for a new UN convention on countering the use of information and communication technologies for criminal purposes
Opportunity for civil society organizations to register to join the negotiation process for a new UN convention on countering the use of information and communication technologies for criminal purposes, deadline 1 December 2021.
Sunday, 12 December 2021 NGO Meeting Room, International Congress Centre (ICC) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
NGO Call for Participation to the ninth session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption in Sharm El-Sheikh
UNODC is pleased to inform representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that the ninth session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC/COSP9) will be held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, from 13 to 17 December, 2021. More information on the participation of NGOs and the rules of procedure will follow soon and will be available on the website of UNODC.
We are looking for an associate to support with the organisational and logistical aspects of the 24-hour conference on global organized crime (OC24) held on 1-2 December 2021 (https://oc24.globalinitiative.net/). The OC24 conference was founded last year during the coronavirus pandemic, aiming to bring together organized crime scholars, practitioners, students, and relevant stakeholder groups from all corners of the world. Following up on the success of OC24 - 2020 (with over 3,000 participants worldwide), this year's conference will continue with the 24-hour format and is again jointly organized by ECPR-SGOC, CIROC, IASOC and GI-TOC.
The Alliance brings together a broad network of civil society organizations contributing to the achievement of security and justice for all. It ensures that civil society are recognized and heard in advancing the crime prevention and criminal justice agenda and in designing, implementing and measuring results of relevant policies everywhere. Under the umbrella of the Alliance, cooperation among its members will be strengthened, reinforcing the expertise and vision of each of the members to add value and support the work of relevant international organizations, especially UNODC. The Alliance encourages its members in playing a key role towards the achievement of the SDGs, and in particular Goal 16 to “Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.”