UNODC

Briefing to Civil Society on UNODC Strategy

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.

Register here!

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CoNGO Notes: For more information on the Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, please visit crimealliance.org. For more information on the NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace, and Security, please visit ngocdps.wordpress.com. For more information on the NGO Committee on Financing for Development, please visit ngosonffd.org

Reconvened Twenty-Ninth Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Reconvened twenty-ninth session

Vienna, Austria, 3 – 4 December 2020

VIC Meeting Guidelines: COVID-19 –  Guidance for participants of meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic (latest updated on 24 July 2020)

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NOTE: As part of the Secretariat’s efforts to reduce expenditure and limit environmental impact through the digitization of conference materials and publications, pre-session documents of the reconvened 29th session will only be issued electronically. 

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E/CN.15/2020/1/Add.1 Addendum to the provisional agenda and annotations
E/CN.7/2020/3/Add.1 – E/CN.15/2020/3/Add.1 Addendum: Note by the Secretariat on the work of the standing open-ended intergovernmental working group on improving the governance and financial situation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
E/CN.7/2020/16 –             E/CN.15/2020/16 Report of the Executive Director on the implementation of the consolidated budget for the biennium 2020-2021 for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
E/CN.7/2020/17 –            E/CN.15/2020/17 Report of the Executive Director on gender balance and geographical representation within the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
E/CN.15/2020/CRP.xx
E/CN.15/2020/CRP.xx
E/2020/30/Add.1 –          E/CN.15/2020/15/Add.1 Report on the reconvened twenty-ninth Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, Vienna 3 and 4 December 2020

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CoNGO Notes: For information about the New York Committee on Drugs, email its Chair, Heather Haase at hhaase@msn.com. For information about the NGO Alliance on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, visit cpcjalliance.org and Facebook.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE Campaign to End Violence against Women is pleased to invite you to the United Nations Official Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Date: 25 November 2020 | Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM (EST)

The Official Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women will be a virtual multi-stakeholder event with the participation of high-level representatives of Member States, United Nations agencies, Goodwill Ambassadors, and civil society organizations. In the current context of COVID-19 and in line with the SG Political Engagement Strategy on Gender-Based Violence, the event will:

  • Highlight achievements and initiate additional commitments by Member States on the issue of ending violence against women;
  • Honour women’s organizations as first responders and acknowledge their leadership in ending violence; and
  • Activate UN-wide mobilization under the umbrella of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign and promote zero tolerance across all spheres of society everywhere.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres will participate live alongside UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and UNFPA Executive Director Natalia Kanem. Heads of State, UN Women Goodwill Ambassadors Ms. Nicole Kidman and Ms. Cindy Bishop; SDG Advocate, UNODC Goodwill Ambassador and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Ms. Nadia Murad; and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and Rise Founder Ms. Amanda Nguyen will participate via video.The event will be co-hosted by Zahra Al Hilaly and Stuart Moir and feature a performance by Ensemble Corona.

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CoNGO Notes: For more information on the NGO Committee on the Status of Women-Geneva, please visit ngocsw-geneva.ch. For more information on the NGO Committee on the Status of Women-New York, please visit ngocsw.org. For more information on the NGO Committee on the Status of Women-Vienna, please visit ngocswvienna.org.

Intersessional Meeting of the COP to the UN Convention Against Corruption: Asset Recovery

Intersessional meeting of the Conference of the States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption: Thematic focus on asset recovery (Vienna)

This meeting is second of five preparatory meetings to be held before the Special Session of the General Assembly Against Corruption.

Tentative timeline available here: https://ungass2021.unodc.org/uploads/ungass2021/documents/session1/UNGASS2021_tentative_timeline.pdf

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CoNGO Notes: For more information the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-Vienna, please visit ngocsdvienna.org. For more information on the NGO Committee on Financing for Development, please visit ngosonffd.org

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

“Committed to the Cause – Working on the Frontline to End Human Trafficking”

The 2020 theme for the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons will focus on the first responders to human trafficking. These are the people who work in different sectors – identifying, supporting, counseling and seeking justice for victims of trafficking, and challenging the impunity of the traffickers.

During the COVID-19 crisis, the essential role of first responders has become even more important. Particularly as the restrictions imposed by the pandemic have made their work even more difficult. Still, their contribution is often overlooked and unrecognized.

Through stories from first responders describing their practical work in assisting victims UNODC intends to spotlight their contribution and that of their function, institution, organization, team or community and its impact on fighting trafficking.

Find more information here:

How you can get involved:

  • Highlight the work of first responders in your country, community or organization;
  • Share, like and comment on the social media messages for the World Day,
  • Donate to the United NationsVoluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking, which provides on-the-ground assistance and protection to victims of trafficking.

Please use the hashtags #EndHumanTrafficking and #HumanTrafficking on all digital platforms.

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CoNGO Notes: For more information on the NGO Committee on Migration, please visit ngo-migration.org.

Webinar: Violence Against Women in Time of COVID-19

Dear civil society representatives,

We are pleased to announce the latest in the webinar series Violence Against Women in Time of COVID-19 which will be held on Monday 29 June starting at 16:00 hours Central European Time (10:00 hours US EST).

This webinar is hosted in collaboration with the Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the Vienna Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, Vienna NGO Committee on the Status of Women, and KAICIID. The latest event follows an initial webinar and the latest event on Faith for Earth, and forms part in a series of talks on FBOs and crime-related issues.

Please email coalitionfbo@gmail.com in advance to receive a link to the event.

Moderator:

Michael Platzer, Co-Chair of the Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations

Speakers:

Dubravka Šimonovic, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women
Sakena Yacoobi, Director of the Afghan Institute of Learning
Ngoji Eze, UPF Ambassador for Peace
Fatma Ismetova Usheva, Researcher, UNODC
Vesna Nikolić-Ristanović, Belgrade U; Director Victimology Society Serbia
Anna Alvazzi del Frate, Chair The Alliance of NGOs on CPCJ

We hope you may find this of interest and thank you for your attention.

Best regards,

Civil Society Team

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vienna, Austria

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CoNGO NOTES: To learn more about the NGO Committee on Status of Women in Vienna, visit www.ngocswvienna.org.

Launch of the Toolkit on Stakeholder Engagement for the Implementation of UNTOC

You’re invited to the launch of the UNODC Toolkit on Stakeholder Engagement for the Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC), the Protocols Thereto and the Review Mechanism.

Date: 18 June 2020

Time: 15:30 CET (13:30 GMT)

Registration: bit.ly/36IDLGF

The Toolkit, which is a collaborative effort of relevant UNODC offices, will serve as a resource for training non-governmental stakeholders with the view to contribute to the implementation of the UNTOC, and prepare them for meaningful participation in the review process. Ultimately, the Toolkit is expected to help non-governmental stakeholders develop strategies for response to transnational organized crime, including how they could best engage with their governments and build cross-cutting partnerships among themselves and with UNODC.

Join the conversation on social media at @UNODCCST, #SE4U, #SE4UToolkit, #UNTOC2020

With best regards,

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UNODC Civil Society Team
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

T. +43 1 26060-4620 or +43 1 26060-4170