From Members

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: #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

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 For more information, please contact

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:

16 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 ( For all other inquiries, please contact the Secretariat of the Congress (

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

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

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

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