2024 UN Civil Society Conference

Dear Civil Society Representatives,   We are pleased to invite you to a briefing on the 2024 UN Civil Society Conference which will be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 9 to 10 May 2024. The briefing will take place on 29 February 2024 from 3 to 4 p.m. (CET) online.

16 Feb, 2024

Organizing side events and exhibitions at the 33rd CCPCJ

The application period for side events and exhibitions during the 33rd regular session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) is from 28 February to 12 March 2024.

31 Jan, 2024

Harnessing global responses to a new UN cybercrime convention

Vienna, Austria - 30 January 2024. In the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats, civil society emerges as a vital ally, offering unique perspectives and grassroots connections crucial in combatting the multifaceted challenges posed by cybercrime. Building on this understanding, the UNODC Civil Society Unit (CSU), plays a pivotal role as a conduit for non-governmental stakeholders, including civil society, academia, and the private sector, facilitating their engagement with UNODC substantive offices and Member States.

30 Jan, 2024

Regional Consultations on Cybercrime - Summaries

The three regional consultations on cybercrime were held between 16 to 18 January, 2024. In total, over 200 stakeholders from Africa, the Americas, and Asia shared their regional challenges and recommendations.

26 Jan, 2024

Call for Applications: Application Deadline for the Constructive Dialogues on Technical Assistance & International Cooperation, Trafficking in Persons, and the Smuggling of Migrants

This is a kind reminder that the deadline for applying to participate in the Constructive Dialogues on Technical Assistance & International Cooperation (7 June 2024), Trafficking in Persons (10 July 2024), and the Smuggling of Migrants (15 July 2024) is coming up soon: Sunday 4 February 2024. 

26 Jan, 2024

Alliance Statement - Cybercrime Stakeholder Initiative Reception

19 Jan, 2024

Cyber Stakeholder Initiative: Reception and Informal Exchange with Member States and Stakeholders

The Alliance, together with the CSU and its partners, hosted a reception with Member States to informally discuss the convention ahead of the concluding session of the AHC, and to further increase the exchange between member states and civil society in a less formal setting.

19 Jan, 2024

Appointment of new a Treasurer

A message from the Chair of the Alliance.

09 Jan, 2024

A message from CoNGO

UN Civil Society Conference 2024 to be held this May in Nairobi, and other news

05 Jan, 2024

APPLY NOW: Fourth Review Conference on the Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons (17–28 June) and its Preparatory Committee (12–16 February)

The deadline to apply for both the Review Conference and its Preparatory Committee is 12 January. There will be a second application period for organizations wishing to attend only the Review Conference.

04 Jan, 2024

Advancing synergy between UNTOC and UNCAC through the engagement of civil society

Atlanta, USA – 14 December 2023. The connections between corruption and organized crime are complex and varied. Corruption serves as a primary facilitator of organized crime, with proceeds from illicit activities further sustaining corrupt practices. At the same time, the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) have many overlaps and linkages, as do their Conferences of Parties and review processes.

14 Dec, 2023

Linda Witong chosen for YWCA Marin Women’s Hall of Fame Class of 2024

Linda Witong, a treasured Board Member, has been chosen by the YWCA in Marin County to be inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame Class of 2024 together with four other distinguished women. Established in 1987, the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame recognizes Marin women of distinction, preserves their stories, educates the public on women’s contributions, and inspires future generations of women and girls.

11 Dec, 2023

Working paper on NST published by the Working Group on GBV

This working paper explores the critical issue of non-State torture, with a focus on women and girls. The paper analyses international, regional, and national legal frameworks, emphasizing a paradigm shift to address the complexities of torture definitions. The comparative overview of anti-torture laws reveals diverse approaches, advocating for a victim-centric, inclusive definition. The conclusion calls for broader legal frameworks and international collaboration, presenting recommendations to reshape our approach to combatting non-State torture. This paper serves as an advocacy tool, urging stakeholders to contribute actively to the eradication of non-State torture and the protection of human dignity.

07 Dec, 2023

Call for Papers - International Conference: The Impact Of Global Arms Control Regimes In Reducing Armed Violence: A Regional Assessment

We welcome proposals that address the scientific areas and the various issues listed above. Scholars, practitioners and officials are invited to submit such proposals (including an outline and a detailed abstract of up to 500 words) by sending an email to mariarita.piraino@unimi.it by 30 November 2023. Successful applicants will be notified by 15 December 2023. Speakers whose paper proposals are selected should be prepared to submit a draft paper (between 15,000 and 17,000 words, including footnotes) by 15 March 2024. All proposals and final papers must be in English.

07 Nov, 2023

Looking at the past to understand the future. Part two

02 Oct, 2023

Looking at the past to understand the future. Part one

02 Oct, 2023

The Alliance and the Constructive Dialogues

08 Sep, 2023

Alliance takes part in multi-stakeholder panel at cybercrime UN negotiating committee in New York

Side event on Multistakeholder perspective on developments at the 6th session of the AHC. Tuesday, 29 August 2023.

29 Aug, 2023

Call for Speakers: CND thematic discussions in October 2023

This year's thematic discussions of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will focus on cross-cutting topics including: - Links between drug trafficking, corruption & other forms of organized crime - Low value of confiscated proceeds of crime related to money-laundering arising from drug trafficking - Criminal misuse of information & communications technologies Apply before 17 September 2023.

25 Jul, 2023

Canada: A rare beacon of light for the UNTOC Review Mechanism

Canada has become the first country in the world to publish its responses to the self-assessment questionnaire for the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and the Protocols Thereto. The self-assessment questionnaire forms the basis on which countries are reviewed by their peers, who provide their own comments before a jointly agreed list of ‘observations’.

25 Jul, 2023

Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2024 NGO survey

Respond to the UNODC survey to contribute the next UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons!

21 Jul, 2023

Sixth session of the Ad Hoc Committee Registration Details

NGOs with ECOSOC status and NGOs that have already been accepted as registered organizations need to register their delegates in Indico by Monday, 14 August 6 p.m. New York time.

19 Jul, 2023

The Wildlife Justice Commission publishes a new report on the key role of corruption in enabling wildlife crime

The Wildlife Justice Commission published a new report focusing on the role of corruption as one of the most important enabling factors behind wildlife crime, in an attempt to bring more clarity to this murky subject.

13 Jul, 2023

Call for Speakers: CCPCJ THEMATIC DISCUSSIONS SEPTEMBER 2023

During its 30th session in May 2021, the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) formally adopted the Kyoto Declaration. Following the CCPCJ workplan, thematic discussions on Pillar III of the Kyoto Declaration: Promoting the Rule of Law will be held from 21 to 23 September in Vienna in a hybrid format. Deadline for applications for speaking slots: 23:59 CET (Vienna time) of 13 August 2023.

11 Jul, 2023

National Action Plan Against Migrant Smuggling (NAPAMS)

On behalf of civil society, a group of independent experts, headed by IGP Retd Tariq Parvez, former Director General of the Federal Investigation Agency, have come up with a 14-point National Action Plan Against Migrant Smuggling (NAPAMS) under the National Initiative against Organised Crime (NIOC) launched by the Centre for Governance Research ( CGR). This coincides with the UN Convention against Transnational Organised Crime ( UNTOC) Review that Pakistan is undergoing currently. The Government of Pakistan did well to ratify UNTOC Protocol on Trafficking in Persons (TIP) during 2022. Now it is time to ratify the Protocol on Smuggling of Migrants (SOMs) in order to elicit effective cooperation of the international community.

28 Jun, 2023

UN CYBERCRIME TREATY: ‘Civil society is fact-checking the arguments made by states’

CIVICUS speaks with Ian Tennant about the importance of safeguarding human rights in the ongoing process to draft a United Nations (UN) Cybercrime Treaty. Ian is the Chair of the Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, a broad network of civil society organisations (CSOs) advancing the crime prevention and criminal justice agenda through engagement with relevant UN programmes and processes.

15 Jun, 2023

NIOC Digest May

This year we are actively engaged with the UNODC in participating in the UNTOC Constructive Dialogues being held in Vienna. Our contributions have earned acclaim and recognition from international stakeholders.

08 Jun, 2023

Register for the fifth intersessional consultation of the Ad Hoc Committee

The registration process will be open from Monday, 22 May until Monday, 19 June 2023 6PM New York time.

06 Jun, 2023

The Alliance welcomes its new Chair, Ian Tennant

30 May, 2023

Overview of Alliance and partner events at the 32nd session of the CCPCJ

19 May, 2023

Alliance Annual Report 2022

18 May, 2023

Call for Speaker for CCPCJ Side Event

We are looking for a civil society expert wishing to speak at a side event in the margins of the 32nd Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ, 22-26 May 2023).

25 Apr, 2023

Call for Questions - Informal Dialogues at the 32nd session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ)

Please submit your questions before 2 May 2023, 23:45 CET.

06 Apr, 2023

The German Chancellor Fellowship for tomorrow’s leaders

Application deadline: 15 October 2023 Recommended period of sponsorship: 1 October 2024 – 30 September 2025

06 Apr, 2023

Register for Fifth session of the Ad Hoc Committee

The registration process will be open from 13 March until 6 April 2023 6 p.m., New York time.

03 Apr, 2023

Pakistan UNTOC Review Process 2022 - Civil Society Perspective

24 Mar, 2023

Register for the Fourth Intersessional Consultation of the Ad Hoc Committee

March 6th to 7th, Vienna

07 Feb, 2023

Launch of the UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2022

24 January 2023, 1 - 3 PM, CR-1 Vienna International Center

13 Jan, 2023

Applications for the 2023 Constructive Dialogues for UNTOC review now open

05 Jan, 2023

Job vacancy UNODC Research Officer (Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants), P3

This position is located in the Crime Research Section (CRS), Research and Trend Analysis Branch (RAB), Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs (DPA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in Vienna. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Team Leader of the research team on Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants. For more information on UNODC, please visit www.unodc.org.

13 Nov, 2022

NIOC Digest September

05 Oct, 2022

Collection of questions for the Informal Dialogues with the UNODC Executive Director and the President of the CoP

In preparation of the 11th session of the CoP to UNTOC, the Alliance of NGOs is organizing an Informal Meeting to brief its members and other civil society participants on the upcoming conference.

29 Sep, 2022

Tribute to our friend and honorary member Gary Hill, a pillar of the UN Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme (1939-2022)

29 Sep, 2022

Global People's Assembly 2022

We kindly invite you to participate in this year's Global People's Assembly, which will take place online from Tuesday 20th September - Thursday 22nd September 2022. 

13 Sep, 2022

Youth Consultation Preceding the 11th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (COP11) | Date: Thursday 13th October 2022

The deadline for the registration is September 18 2022.

08 Sep, 2022

NIOC Digest August

07 Sep, 2022

NIOC Policy Briefing: Trafficking in Persons - Challenges and way forward

07 Sep, 2022

Call for Applications: SE4U Workshop and Self-paced Course on UNTOC and its Review Mechanism

SE4U Self-paced course - Deadline for registration: August 28, 2022   Workshop on the UNTOC Self-assessment Questionnaire - Deadline for registration: October 6, 2022

08 Aug, 2022

Statements at the intersessional meeting of the COSP to UNCAC on the achievements of the political declaration (September 5 -8)

All pre-recorded video statements, including transcripts, should be submitted by 26 August 2022.

08 Aug, 2022

CALL FOR WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS: Consultations of the Committee on NGOs with NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC

The deadline for submitting written contributions is 31 August 2022

09 Jul, 2022

Information about side events: Eleventh session of the UNTOC Conference of the Parties, 17-21 October 2022

Application period: 5 July to 12 August 2022. Side events requests received after the deadline will not be considered.

08 Jul, 2022

NIOC Digest June

05 Jul, 2022

A new issue of the International Review of Contemporary Law, IADL’s digital legal journal, has been released.

A new issue of the International Review of Contemporary Law, IADL’s digital legal journal, has been released on 31 May 2022. With content in both French and English, this edition was edited by Walid Okais, with editor-in-chief Evelyn Dürmayer. The issue highlights various legal, political and social issues related to the United Nations Charter, its current relevance, its history, interpretations and utility for those seeking a just world. Charlotte Kates laid out this issue.

17 Jun, 2022

Information on the constructive dialogues

For questions or inquiries please contact unodc-se4u@un.org.

07 May, 2022

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

28 Apr, 2022

NIOC - Fostering an Effective Society and State Response to Serious and Organized Crime in Pakistan

National Strategy

06 Apr, 2022

NIOC Digest March

06 Apr, 2022

Call for Nominations

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).

13 Mar, 2022

Procedural report of the 2022 CCPCJ Expert Discussions on Crimes that Affect the Environment (14-16 February)

09 Mar, 2022

WhatsOn - National Initiative against Organized Crime (NIOC)

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).

01 Mar, 2022

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.

21 Feb, 2022

Application periods for side events: CCPCJ (21 February to 4 March 2022)

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.

18 Feb, 2022

Recording: Civil society engagement against transnational organized crime: An overview

07 Dec, 2021

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.

02 Dec, 2021

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25th

25 Nov, 2021

Thematic Session 1: Addressing the causes, including the root causes of crime; enhancing evidencebased crime prevention and promoting tailor-made crime prevention strategies

The Thematic Discussions of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice on the Implementation of the Kyoto Declaration, 10-12 November 2021

10 Nov, 2021

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. 

04 Nov, 2021

Job opening - Global Initiative

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.

28 Oct, 2021

IADL Statement for COP26

28 Oct, 2021

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.

17 Oct, 2021

World Mental Health Day

Today, October 10th, is the World Mental Health Day. Check out this very informative graphic prepare by Non-State Torture.

10 Oct, 2021

Call for NGO Statements at the third intersessional meeting of the CCPCJ

27 Sep, 2021

Out now: Women Unsilenced - Our Refusal to Let Torturer-Traffickers Win

A book by Jeanne Sarson and Linda MacDonald.

12 Sep, 2021

NIOC July Extremism Watch

Eight articles and news items are reported in the current edition, depicting various dimensions of extremism in the country, not only in the religious domain but also highlighting gender disparity. Major focus is on discrimination against and persecution of religious minorities, especially, Ahmadis and Hindus. The alleged “indirectly forced” conversions of Hindus in Sindh and increased killings and economic boycott of Ahmadis in Punjab are alarming. More alarming is the fact that incidents of violence/killings are not random; there is an emerging organized patronage of the crime, threatening not only the individuals but law enforcement system overall. The alleged persecution/discrimination is not confined to physical and economic harm only by the extremist organizations but is described as linked to the very constitution, which is the mother of all laws.

02 Aug, 2021

World Day against Trafficking in Persons

This year’s theme for the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons highlights the importance of listening to and learning from survivors of human trafficking. Survivors are key actors in the fight against human trafficking. They play a crucial role in establishing effective measures to prevent this crime, identifying and rescuing victims and supporting them on their road to rehabilitation.

30 Jul, 2021

WhatsOn Platform

WhatsOn is an online platform designed to bring together relevant stakeholders in the fight against transnational organised crime, including non-governmental organisations, academia and the private sector.

22 Jul, 2021

Dominicans for Justice and Peace Internship

As part of the Resource Mobilisation Team, the intern will participate in increasing the visibility of the organization among potential and current donors, partners and the Dominican Family. S/he will help in the roll-out of the fundraising strategy of Dominicans for Justice and Peace, supporting the various processes in securing funding for the organization, including undertaking research, reaching out to potential donors and updating the database of the organization. The intern will work under the supervision of the Director and the Project Manager.

22 Jul, 2021

UNAFEI training programmes in 2022

14 Jul, 2021

NIOC Monthly Newsletter June

A total of 12 terrorist attacks took place in Pakistan during June 2021, representing a decrease of 20 percent from the month before. These attacks claimed 29 lives – compared to 33 in the previous month – and injured 31 other people. Six of these attacks happened in Balochistan, four in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and one attack took place in each of Punjab and Islamabad.

12 Jul, 2021

UNODC Delivers the first Workshop for Civil Society on the Self-assessment Questionnaire of the UNTOC Review Process

10 Jul, 2021

APCOF Research Report: Poverty is not a crime - Decriminalising petty By-laws in South Africa

South Africa may be classified as an upper middle-income country but it remains amongst the most unequal societies in the world, with high income and wealth inequality and low intergenerational mobility remaining as marked legacies of the historic entrenchment of economic and social exclusion.

29 Jun, 2021

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Promotion and protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of Africans and of people of African descent against excessive use of force and other human rights violations by law enforcement officers

29 Jun, 2021

SE4U Self-paced Training on the Implementation of UNTOC and its Review Mechanism

UNODC Civil Society Unit is inviting applications for an online and asynchronous training “Stakeholder Engagement for the Implementation of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (SE4U)”. The overall objective of this training is to improve the capacity of civil society organizations, academia and the private sector to contribute to the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and its Review Mechanism in accordance with Resolution 9/1 of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and to prepare them for constructive dialogue with government authorities and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

22 Jun, 2021

UNODC: WhatsOn - Fostering partnership against organized crime

WhatsOn is an online platform designed to bring together relevant stakeholders in the fight against transnational organised crime, including non-governmental organisations, academia and the private sector.

11 Jun, 2021

Gender Equality Forum 22 - 24 June, 2021

The mission of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is to contribute to global peace and security, human rights and development by making the world safer from drugs, crime, corruption and terrorism by working for and with Member States.  It is a virtual conference to discuss the future of gender equality and women’s empowerment in UNODC's mandated areas of work.

11 Jun, 2021

NIOC Strengthening CE laws in Pakistan

This research study has attempted to unravel the gaps in the laws against extremism across multiple dimensions. The research process, however, has broadened the focus, by examining the historical trajectory of extremism, the state’s response to deal with it by using legislative and policy instruments and the quantum of success that these instruments have achieved. Towards the end, the research findings have been translated into recommendations and conclusions and a proposed way forward .

27 May, 2021

Information about the special session of the General Assembly against corruption

21 May, 2021

Results of the Annual General Assembly of the Alliance

21 May, 2021

Statement on behalf of Non-Governmental Organizations at the 30th CCPCJ

Anna Alvazzi del Frate, Chair, Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

18 May, 2021

Relevant meetings and side events during the 30th session of the CCPCJ

14 May, 2021

Coordination of NGO statements at the 30th Session of CCPCJ

05 May, 2021

Registration for 30th session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice is open to all ECOSOC NGOs

In order to register, an official letter signed by the Head of the Organization needs to be shared with the members of the delegation, in order to enable them to register in INDICO by 12 May 2021.

26 Apr, 2021

WFWP Statement at 14. Crime Congress

09 Apr, 2021

IADL: International Memorial Event for Ebru Timtik

09 Apr, 2021

Call for Civil Society Gender Equality Stories

Everyday around the world, civil society takes action for gender equality. Stories of positive impact provide hope for the future. In a world where COVID-19 has exacerbated existing gender inequality, recovery must be a gender-responsive. This is why the United Nations now calls for civil society organizations to share your Stories on Gender Equality. UN Department of Global Communications will highlight the achievements of civil society on gender equality through social media posts and on our website*. We know your actions will inspire others. Working together, we can make a difference.

09 Apr, 2021

Call for Special accreditation for the Fifth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs)

Apply now for the special accreditation for the Fifth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), the joint thematic event of the GA & ECOSOC on LDCs, and other preparatory processes! Application website: https://indico.un.org/event/35735/ #UNwithCivilSociety #LDC5 Deadline: 15 April 2021

09 Apr, 2021

Special Session of the General Assembly against Corruption

The application for special accreditation is now open until 4 April 2021.

30 Mar, 2021

Call for Nominations

The Annual General Assembly will take place on 19 May 2021, in conjunction with the 30th Session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (17-21 May).

13 Mar, 2021

The Importance of Urban Safety Strategies in the situations of emergency and disaster

Statement submitted by the Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice during the 14th Crime Congress

09 Mar, 2021

NIOC Pakistan’s Organized Crime Monthly Review February 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic is not only affecting the economies and societies across the world but also changing the trends of the organized crime and illicit markets. Pakistan is already facing critical economic challenges as well as issues related to governance and internal security. While the coronavirus pandemic has complicated these challenges, it can also bring to fore new challenges related to organized crime and non-state actors in the country.

08 Mar, 2021

Joint Statement on behalf of Non-Governmental Organizations

Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

03 Mar, 2021

Launch of the UNODC Strategic Vision for Africa 2030 24 February 2021 at 1PM CET

The launch of the UNODC Strategic Vision for Africa 2030 takes place virtually on 24 February 2021 at 1PM CET. The document will be available online at www.unodc.org. For more information, please contact unodc-africa@un.org.

20 Feb, 2021

Briefing on UNODC Strategy to Civil Society 25th February 10:30-11:30 Vienna time

UNODC has recently launched its new five-year strategy, covering 2021-25. Recognizing that a key to successful implementation of this Strategy will be the expanded use of partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders, the online meeting on February 25th will provide a briefing to Civil Society partners. The briefing will include a presentation of the Strategy by Jean-Luc Lemahieu, Director of the Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs (DPA), UNODC and Bo Mathiassen, Deputy Director of the Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs (DPA), UNODC. The presentation will be followed by a Question & Answer session for the civil society participants.

18 Feb, 2021

14th Crime Congress: Important information for registration 

The NGOs who reconfirmed their interest in participating in the Kyoto Congress are progressively receiving emails from the Secretariat inviting them to register online.

17 Feb, 2021

Joining the Crime Congress Platform

Personalized Link: Once you have successfully registered for the Congress in the INDICO registration system, you will receive a personalized link to your email address. By clicking on the personalized link, you will join the VIRTUAL LOBBY of the Congress. Please save the email with your personal access link, which will allow you to join the platform for the entire duration of the Congress. Link to the platform: https://inevent.com/en/UNODC/CrimeCongressUN/hotsite.php

16 Feb, 2021

Webinar Series by the Coalition of Faith based Organizations now accessible online

In our webinar series we have had representatives from UNODC, Religions For Peace, KAIDIID, United Religions Initiative, Universal Peace Federation, UN Habitat, along with representatives of all the world’s great religions, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and others.

13 Feb, 2021

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 (cst-crimecongress@un.org). For all other inquiries, please contact the Secretariat of the Congress (unodc-congress@un.org).

26 Jan, 2021

Change the World - webinar #2 Police and Policing in a System of Safety is now on YouTube

Police and Policing in a System of Safety The crisis in policing has prompted world-wide contemplation of the possibility of de-funding the police. The webinar series will explore and present alternatives to de-funding the police and also to the brutality and enforcement-focused mandate for policing. Policing should be reframed within a concept of systemic urban safety, as one amongst a transversal set of mandates.

21 Jan, 2021

14th Crime Congress Registration for the Congress is open as of 20 January and will close on 24 February 2021

Registration for participation in the Congress has to be done via the United Nations registration platform INDICO. INDICO is based on the principle of self-registration by the individual participants. Each participant attending in-person or online must register in INDICO with his/her personalized INDICO profile (pls. see below under “steps to register”).

20 Jan, 2021

CCPCJ Thirtieth session, First intersessional meeting, 22 January 2021, 9.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m.- Vienna Time (CET)

The meeting will be webcast starting at 9.30 a.m. on 22 January, Vienna Time (CET).

19 Jan, 2021

NIOC - Paper on terrorism in Pakistan during Covid-19

By Muhammad Amir Rana

14 Jan, 2021

ACPF - Mail Magazine No.4

The Asia Crime Prevention Foundation published the APCF Mail Magazine No.4 (English Version).

14 Jan, 2021

IADL - International Commission of Inquiry to Open Hearings on Racist Police Violence in the US on MLK Day

The National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL), the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) and the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) have assembled a commission of experts from around the world to investigate racist police violence against people of African descent in the United States.

14 Jan, 2021

UNODC Chief Meets Civil Society Umbrella Organizations

UNODC Executive Director Ghada Waly met with leaders of the Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC) and the UNCAC Coalition. Together, they discussed civil society participation in meetings and processes related to UNODC’s mandate.

22 Dec, 2020

IADL - New issue of International Review of Contemporary Law released: Democracy and Feminism in the Era of COVID-19

Edited by Evelyn Dürmayer, the issue focuses on broad themes related to democracy and feminism in the era of COVID-19. It addresses a wide range of topics, remembering Ebru Timtik, the lawyer in Turkey who lost her life on hunger strike for justice, and highlighting the call for fair trials in Turkey; addressing international gender violence and abuse; highlighting coastal erosion in Togo; chronicling the women’s movement for democracy in India; looking towards a Red Feminist future; calling attention to serious injustices at international tribunals; reviewing the trial of Golden Dawn in Greece; examining the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; exploring neoliberalism and democracy; and confronting colonialism and reparations in Kanaky.

20 Dec, 2020

UNODC public launch of "Female victims of tracking for sexual exploitation as defendants"

This virtual event aims to launch a new UNODC publication entitled “Female victims of tracking for sexual exploitation as defendants: A case law analysis”. The case-law analysis will be presented in a panel discussion with representatives of international organisations and criminal justice practitioners, in presence of the donor, the Kingdom of Sweden. Main findings of the analysis will be presented during the launch.

14 Dec, 2020

NIOC - Terrorism in Pakistan during COVID-19

This policy brief was researched and written by Muhammad Amir Rana, Secretary NIOC. Ms Samina Ahmed and Mr. Jawaid Akhtar, Advisory Board members, reviewed this policy brief and added very valuable comments. Director NIOC Tariq Khosa provided strategic guidance. This policy brief is issued after the review and approval of the NIOC Advisory Board and with the support of NIOC Secretariat.

11 Dec, 2020

Global Initiative - Resilience Fellowship 2021

The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) is pleased to announce the second edition of the Resilience Fellowship, ‘Extortion as an illicit economy of organized crime’, to build a platform for cross-sectoral, global and interdisciplinary collaboration between civil-society actors, human-rights activists, journalists, artists, scholars, policymakers, grassroots community leaders and others working to counter the effects of organized crime.

10 Dec, 2020

Crime Prevention and Justice in 2030 The UN and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Book edited by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Helmut Kury and Dr. Sławomir Redo to honour the 75 th anniversary of the United Nations comprises 35 contributions prefaced by H.E. Brigitte Bierlein, former Chancellor of Austria and President of the Constitutional Tribunal, and by H.E. Lech Wałęsa, Nobel Prize Laureate and former President of Poland An Online/ZOOM virtual book launching hosted by the International Institute for Peace features real-time topical statements with online discussants and Q&A.

09 Dec, 2020

Change the World - webinar #1 is now on Youtube

Let’s change the world and make it a safer place! Webinar #1 - Why partnerships matter - What makes collaboration difficult - What processes to follow to build sustainable and productive partnerships - What we can achieve when we do them all

13 Nov, 2020

Change the World - webinar zero is now on Youtube

Let’s change the world and make it a safer place! Pursuing urban safety objectives towards the Sustainable Development Goals in times of extreme disruption #BuildBackBetter The Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in collaboration with African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF) and Fixed invite your participation in a series of web workshop using a systems approach to cast a civil society lens on the future of urban safety in the context of COVID-19 responses and impacts. The series will start with a “Webinar Zero” introducing concepts and scenarios, to be followed by five more webinars between November 2020 and February 2021.

30 Oct, 2020