The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is the secretariat of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its three supplementary protocols on: Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children; Smuggling of Migrants; and illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms. It is also the secretariat of the Conference of the States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption. UNODC promotes the ratification and implementation of all of these conventions and protocols through capacity building, training and technical assistance.
The UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch provides, through its Global Programme against Terrorism, technical and legal assistance to Member States seeking to ratify and implement all of the international legal instruments relating to the prevention and suppression of terrorism. The mandate of UNODC is to support Member States in the prevention of illicit drugs crime and terrorism. The three pillars of the Office's work programme are:
- Research and analytical work to increase knowledge and understanding of drugs crime issues
- Assistance for states in the ratification and implementation of relevant international treaties, the development of domestic legislation on drugs, crime and terrorism, and provision of secretariat and other services to the treaty-based and governing bodies
- Field-based technical cooperation projects to enhance the capacity of Member State counteract illicit drugs, crime and terrorism.
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