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 18 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

Stakeholder Engagement for the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (SE4U) ASIA online training


30 Sep, 2020


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

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

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

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