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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

New York, United States
Joined February 2012
Presence in: United States

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. Established in 1997 through a merger between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention, UNODC operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices. UNODC relies on voluntary contributions, mainly from Governments, for 90 per cent of its budget.

UNODC is mandated to assist Member States in their struggle against illicit drugs, crime and terrorism. In the Millennium Declaration, Member States also resolved to intensify efforts to fight transnational crime in all its dimensions, to redouble the efforts to implement the commitment to counter the world drug problem and to take concerted action against international terrorism.

The three pillars of the UNODC work programme are:

Field-based technical cooperation projects to enhance the capacity of Member States to counteract illicit drugs, crime and terrorism
Research and analytical work to increase knowledge and understanding of drugs and crime issues and expand the evidence base for policy and operational decisions
Normative work to assist States in the ratification and implementation of the relevant international treaties, the development of domestic legislation on drugs, crime and terrorism, and the provision of secretariat and substantive services to the treaty-based and governing bodies.
In pursuing its objectives, UNODC makes every effort to integrate and mainstream the gender perspective, particularly in its projects for the provision of alternative livelihoods, as well as those against human trafficking.

People Associated With This Organization

Gabrielle Wellemans

United Nations Office on Drugs and... (Unverified)
Joined March 2017
Interests: Criminal Justice
International jurist specialised in international criminal law.

Lívia Zanatta

United Nations Office on Drugs and... (Unverified)
Joined April 2017
Interests: Citizenship, Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Labor & Employment, Women's Rights
I am feminist, LL.B and I have been working with human rights issues since 2011.
I worked at Themis - Gender, Justice and Human Rights, a civil society organisation which works with women legal empowerment, between 2016 and 2018.
Currently, I am doing my Master of Laws at Univesity of Brasilia, in Brazil. I have been studying women legal empowerment as a way of tackling domestic violence in the community in Brazil.
I also work as a volunteer at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Brasilia.

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