CCPCJ Side Event Application

The application period is open from 28 February to 12 March 2024.

28 Feb, 2024

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

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

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

Register for the Fourth Intersessional Consultation of the Ad Hoc Committee

March 6th to 7th, Vienna

07 Feb, 2023

Applications for the 2023 Constructive Dialogues for UNTOC review now open

05 Jan, 2023

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

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

Information on the constructive dialogues

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

07 May, 2022

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

National Strategy

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

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

07 Dec, 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

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

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

27 Sep, 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

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

10 Jul, 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

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

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

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

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

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