International Anti-Corruption Day 2021- GIFP overview of anti-corruption efforts

“Corruption is the ultimate betrayal of public trust”, stated António Guterres, ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, as he was addressing the world on corruption in the context of the global health crisis of COVID-19. Since 2003, the UN has instituted the 9th of December as the International Anti-Corruption Day, to raise awareness of this…

CRIMJUST and the UNODC launch the second issue of the series Cocaine Insights

While the first issue of the “Cocaine Insights” series focused on the trade of cocaine, the trends, and the evolving market, the second issue concentrates on the variety of cocaine products available. As cocaine presents an important health and security risk for Europe and globally, it is important to understand the ways coca is cultivated,…

CRIMJUST launches the first issue of the new “Cocaine Insights” publication series – The illicit trade of cocaine from Latin America to Europe: from oligopolies to free-for-all?

On 7 September 2021, CRIMJUST launched the first issue of a new publication series “Cocaine Insights” in an online event during which UNODC and EUROPOL presented the main findings. In the opening remarks, Ms Chloé Carpentier, from the UNODC’s Drug Research Section, noted that while the cultivation and production of cocaine is concentrated in Latin…

The UNGASS 2021 and GIFP responses to corruption

Corruption is a major threat to stability and security worldwide. It undermines the functioning of public institutions and corrodes political processes, jeopardising economic growth and development. By reducing the overall potential revenue of a country, corruption hampers the ability of governments to adequately fund services such as health care, schools, transport, or the judiciary ultimately…

CRIMJUST showcases the value of inter-regional criminal justice cooperation with good examples from Bolivia, during a CCPCJ side event.

Under the framework of the Global Illicit Flows Programme (GIFP) on 19 May 2021 at the Thirtieth Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), CRIMJUST hosted an online side-event organised by the European Union, in partnership with the government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. This side-event showcased the potential for…

The Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice holds its thirtieth session

Established in 1992 by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) resolution 1992/1, the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) acts as the principal policymaking body of the United Nations in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. Furthermore, the CCPCJ works to improve international action to combat transnational crime and the efficiency and fairness of…