Following the postponement of the NGO briefing on the sidelines of the UNCAC Implementation Review Group (IRG) and the first intersessional meetings in preparation of the first-ever preparation of the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on Corruption, UNODC has published an updated timeline for these meetings.

18 Aug, 2020

UNODC Training on Stakeholder Engagement for UNTOC

UNODC is pleased to invite Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), academics and private sector representatives from Africa and Europe to apply for the participation in the upcoming training on Stakeholder Engagement for the Implementation of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC). Date: 15-17 September 2020.

04 Aug, 2020

Call for Nominations for the Annual General Assembly (October 14th, 2020)

The Nominations Committee has sent to all Members a call for nominations for candidates for elections to be held at the Annual General Assembly on October 14th 2020. The following Board positions are up for election: up to two (2) Vice-Chairs up to four (4) Members of the Board Nomination Letters should be received by the Nominations Committee ( no later than September 2nd 2020, 11.55 p.m. CET.

04 Aug, 2020

14th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

The United Nations Crime Congress has been postponed to 07 - 12 March 2021. Updated information, various deadlines and other changes will be announced in due course. For all inquiries from Non-Governmental Organizations, please contact the Secretariat of the Congress through the Civil Society Team ( For all other inquiries, please contact the Secretariat of the Congress (

31 Jul, 2020

BEIJING+25: Realizing Gender Equality and the Empowerment of all Women and Girls

The JOINT CND & CCPCJ VIRTUAL EVENT commemorated the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) and discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting women and girls. Now with the inclusion of the civil society statements.

18 Jun, 2020

Special session of the General Assembly against corruption

The first intersessional meeting of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption on the preparations for the special session of the General Assembly against corruption (UNGASS) will be held on 22 and 23 June 2020.

10 Jun, 2020

UNODC Thematic Brief on COVID 19

Impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on trafficking in persons.

08 May, 2020

UN Women survey on Trafficking and COVID 19 (closes on May 11th)

UN Women in partnership with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe/Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) are in the process of developing short-term and mid-term policy recommendations based on data collected through surveys with survivors of trafficking and frontline responders to ensure the implementation of a human rights-based, gender-sensitive and victim-centered approach to trafficking in persons during and post COVID-19.
Please find below the links to the surveys, which will be active until 11 May 20.
If you are a survivor of trafficking, please click this link:
If you are a staff of an NGO or IGO, please click this link:

08 May, 2020

NGO Branch of DESA is currently accepting applications from NGOs that wish to apply for ECOSOC consultative status

Applications are accepted throughout the year however the timeline to review your application will depend on when your application is received by us. Complete applications must be received by June 1st of the year before the NGO wishes to be considered for recommendation by the Committee. For example, applications submitted by 1 June 2020 will be taken up by the Committee on NGOs in 2021. Applications received between 2 June 2020 and 1 June 2021 will be taken up in the year 2022. Please hurry and submit your application as the review process is on first come first served basis. For more information click To apply click To see a Webinar conducted on the topic click here:

08 May, 2020

Call for applications to the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, see their message below.

The Tenth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (COP UNTOC) will be held from 12 to 16 October 2020 in Vienna, Austria. This intergovernmental Conference will discuss, among other things, the implementation of the Convention and its three Protocols, namely the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons; the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air; and the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms.

02 May, 2020

Extraordinary General Assembly Meeting May 20th, 2020

The Board agreed to maintain the date of 20 May for an extraordinary General Assembly Meeting to discuss urgent matters and to be held exclusively online. This extraordinary GA meeting will be convened as per rules established in the Statutes and will allow for the adoption of by-laws, membership fees and any other urgent matters of relevance to the GA which are necessary for the functioning of the Alliance.

21 Apr, 2020

The 8th Conference of the States Parties to the UNCAC

The biennial meeting of the Conference of the States Parties to the UNCAC, aimed at assessing progress on the implementation of the Convention, has taken place in Abu Dhabi from 16 to 20 December 2019. CSO representatives were allowed to attend the COSP as observers. A Civil Society Preparatory Meeting have taken place the day before the Conference (Sunday 15 December at 10:30).

11 Dec, 2019