The Countering Firearms Trafficking project alerts on evolving trends during a webinar on new trends in firearms trafficking

As part of the business of organised crime groups (OCGs), firearms are a tool for criminal violence  enabling OCGs to leverage other forms of criminality, like gang violence, intimidation, or coercion. Apart from the violence and tension that a high number of firearms in a region creates representing a major human security concern, it also…

AIRCOP co-organises the First Inter-regional Workshop on Combatting Trafficking in Persons by Air

On the 1st and 2nd of September 2021, UNODC brought together East African, Middle Eastern, and Gulf countries for an inter-regional workshop on combatting trafficking in persons by air. The first-of-its-kind inter-regional workshop aimed to spread awareness on and find solutions to challenges related to trafficking in persons by air offering an opportunity for experts…

Double Anniversary: 20 years of the Firearms Protocol and the Programme of Action on small arms

The Firearms Protocol and the Programme of Action on small arms turn 20 this year. On the 26th of July 2021, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) held a joint high-level side event on the continued importance of the two instruments. Esteemed experts,…

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…

The 10th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime

The UNTOC Conference is a biannual event that supports discussions relating to the ratification, progress and implementation of the convention and an opportunity to take stock of the global trafficking situation, current trends and newly identified challenges. Organised over a week, the UNTOC Conference is a forum for diplomats, representatives of governmental agencies, non-governmental organisations…

The European Drug Report 2020 is out!

The European Drug Report (EDR) 2020 was released on 22 September 2020. The EDR is a yearly publication produced and presented by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). It aims at providing a picture of the drug and drug addiction situation across Europe as well as identifying current trends. The 2020…

UNODC presents the main findings from its work in supporting the process of destruction/incineration of illicit drugs seized in Bolivia in the first semester of 2018

During its mission to Bolivia, CORMS attended, on 23 July, the presentation of the main findings from the UNODC’s work in supporting the process of destruction/incineration of illicit drugs seized in Bolivia in the first semester of 2018. The Representative of the UNODC in Bolivia, Mr. Thierry Rostan, who gave the presentation, recognised the work…

Cocaine production hits absolute record highs according to the latest UNODC World Drug Report

  The 2018 World Drug Report, launched on 26 June by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), provides a global overview of the supply and demand of opiates, cocaine, cannabis, amphetamine-type stimulants and new psychoactive substances (NPS), as well as their impact on health. Moreover, it highlights the different drug use patterns…