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Norwegian support to the UNODC programme to enhance the education and training capacity of the Punjab Provincial Police.

Norway mandate in Pakistan 15/03/2014 - 30/07/2014

Pakistan's policing services continue to be in need of reform, in particular regarding police services that are community responsive, while utilizing modern policing strategies and techniques to solve crimes. A report by UNODC in 2010,"Policing in Pakistan: an overview of institutions, debates and challenges"noted a growth in organized criminal activities in the Punjab. The report also listed several areas where reform should be concentrated, including improving relations with communities; crime intelligence; investigation and evidence handling; personnel management and skills/capacity building. UNODC Pakistan, as part of its Country Programme (2010-2015) is providing support to police departments across Pakistan, including training to build capacity of law enforcement personnel to manage crime scenes and process the collection of evidence. In addition, a programme to promote cooperation between police and prosecutors is being rolled out.

UNODC and representatives of the Embassy of Norway Pakistan have met with the Inspector General (IG) of Police Punjab and his executive staff.  The IG has acknowledged the need for improvement in the law enforcement capacity of the Department.  However, he also noted that while the instances of training support provided by the international community (including UNODC) are welcomed, it does little to reach the vast number of the department.  As a result, he has requested Norway and UNODC to design a more comprehensive approach that will reach a larger segment of his Department’s personnel.  The suggested approach involves the following tasks:

1) Undertake a comprehensive assessment of training in all police colleges and training centres to include specialized training offered to the current police corps.

2) Using the results of the assessment, undertake a revision of the training platform offered to police personnel in these training institutions to include specialized training offered to senior officers.

3) Assist the Department to implement this revised training platform

4) Provide specialized training to develop the investigative capacities of investigators to include the collection, preservation and use of forensic evidence to identify and prosecute perpetrators of crimes.

5) Implement the recommendations as outlined in the report by NCIS (2013).

 

Scoping Mission

At a meeting in Oslo on 14 February, where also UNODC was represented, there was agreement across the Norwegian Government (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Police Directorate, and the Norwegian Police University College (PHS)) that a scoping mission should be carried out to assess the feasibility of a more comprehensive assessment (Task 1 above).

Mandate

Assessment of the Punjab Police Training and Education System

Norway , UN mandate in Pakistan 01/02/2015 - 31/12/2016

The purpose of this mission is to conduct a comprehensive assessment of police training in Punjab. Pakistan’s police services continue to be in need of reform, in particular regarding police services that are community responsive, while utilizing modern policing strategies and techniques to solve crimes. The challenges faced by the current police education system are organisational, substantive and attitudinal. At present, reform initiatives are ad hoc or personality driven rather than as a part of a process of systemic change. Currently, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Pakistan is providing support to police departments across Pakistan, including training to build capacity of law enforcement personnel; however this training is limited and does little to reach the vast number of police in Punjab.

For any changes in the education and training system to have an effect, it will require and be dependent on  reforms elsewhere within the system – changes in the recruitment system, promotion system and police welfare, overall police strategy, rules and regulations. To this effect, the Inspector General of Police Punjab has requested Norway and UNODC to help design a comprehensive assessment that will reach a larger segment of his Department’s personnel.

Mandate

UNODC Regional/Country Director, D1

Application Deadline: 10/06/2019 12:00 pm

The Regional/Country Director heads a Regional- or a Country Office and within delegated authority, the incumbent oversees and directs the effective implementation of UNODC programmes and activities in the designated region/country, in supporting Member States capacities to deal effectively with issues related to drug control, crime prevention, countering corruption and terrorism prevention. The incumbent will be responsible and accountable for the efficient management of all human and financial resources allocated to the programmes and the office, as well as for ensuring outputs of a high-quality standard. 
The incumbent is also a member of the relevant United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in the region, under the strategic guidance and coordination of the United Nations Resident Coordinator (UNRC), and member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG) Regional Team wherever applicable, and as such will work closely with them. 
As member of the local Security Management Team (SMT) the incumbent supports and advises the local Designated Official (DO) in all security management related matters. 

For full access to the vacancy, UNODC Regional/Country Director, D1, kindly follow the link. 

Vacancy

UNODC - Short-term Expert Trainers & Capacity-Builders - AML/CFT

Period: 31/10/2018 to Indefinite
Application Contact: https://www.imolin.org/imolin/en/frontpage/unodc-call-for-experts--combating-money-laundering--terrorism-financing--proceeds-of-crime.html ()
Application Deadline: 04/11/2018 12:00 pm

UNODC's Global Programme against Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism (UNODC GPML) is looking for short-term experts to deliver AML/CFT training worldwide and to participate in other capacity building activities.

Areas of Expertise:

  • AML/CFT compliance in financial institutions and DNFBPs;
  • AML/CFT supervision over financial institutions and DNFBPs;
  • FIU investigations - operational, tactical and strategic analysis; AML/CFT international cooperation;
  • Criminal intelligence analysis;
  • Analysis of large volumes of financial data;
  • Special investigative techniques; Financial investigation;
  • ML investigations and recovery of crime proceeds;
  • Combating of cross-border transportation of cash;
  • Asset freezing and confiscation;
  • Frozen assets management; 

For further information about the position, Short-term Expert Trainers & Capacity-Builders, please follow the link. 

Vacancy

ONUDC : Chef du Service de la prévention du terrorisme, D1

Location: Vienne, Austria
Application Deadline: 10/05/2018 12:00 pm

La délégation aux fonctionnaires internationaux (DFI) signale que l’Office des Nations unies contre la drogue et le crime (ONUDC) publie un appel à candidature pour le poste suivant :

  • Chef du Service de la prévention du terrorisme, D1 
    Lieu d’affectation : Vienne (Autriche)
    Référence de l’appel à candidature : 18-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNODC-94578-R-Vienna (G)

Date limite pour postuler : 10 mai 2018

Les personnes ayant l’intention de postuler sont invitées à en informer la DFI, par courriel avant de déposer leur dossier de candidature auprès de l’ONUDC, en joignant leur CV, et à se signaler en cas de pré-sélection.

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Vacancy

Chief, Terrorism Prevention Branch

Location: Vienna, Austria
Application Deadline: 10/05/2018 11:55 pm

The post is located in the Terrorism Prevention Branch (TPB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in Vienna, Austria. The incumbent reports to the Director of DTA.

Within delegated authority, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
• Lead UNODC participation in the coordination, strategic and programmatic mechanisms developed by the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UN OCT), and develop strong working relationships among UNODC, UN OCT and UN OCT’s participating entities.
• Ensure communication and coordination within UNODC regarding outreach strategy and programmatic developments and work related to UN OCT. 
• Oversee and ensure policy level coordination of activities within the Branch between Sections working on different aspects of implementation of the UNODC mandates in terrorism prevention in the context of the international legal instruments against terrorism, relevant Security Council resolutions and the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.
For further information about the vacancy on  Chief-Terrorism Prevention Branch, please kindly follow the link. 

Vacancy

ONUDC : Administrateur(trice) de programme (prévention du crime et justice pénale), P4

Location: Vienna, Austria
Application Deadline: 21/04/2018 8:00 pm

La délégation aux fonctionnaires internationaux (DFI) signale que l’Office des Nations unies contre la drogue et le crime (ONUDC) publie un appel à candidature pour le poste d'Administrateur(trice) de programme (prévention du crime et justice pénale), P4.

Afin d'accéder à l'offre d'emploi, ONUDC : Administrateur(trice) de programme (prévention du crime et justice pénale), P4, veuillez suivre le lien.

Vacancy

Policy and Research Papers

Handbook on police accountability, oversight and integrity

The present UNODC Handbook is one of the practical tools developed by UNODC to support  countries in the implementation of the rule of law and the development of criminal  justice reform. It aims to assist countries in their efforts to develop effective systems of  oversight and accountability within their law enforcement authorities and enhance  police integrity, and it addresses issues including:

  • " Enhancement of police integrity and the integrity of policing
  • Dealing with complaints about policing (receipt, investigation and follow-up)
  • " Setting policing priorities and encouraging policy input, including from outside the police
  • " “Inviting” external review, including from independent actor
Paper

Thematic Programme - Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Reform 2012-2015

This Thematic Programme (TP) provides the global framework for UNODC’s work in crime prevention and criminal justice reform for the period 2012-2015. As such, the TP will ensure consistency in the UNODC approach to issues in this area, based on the
UNODC Strategic Framework for the period 2012-2013 and the UNODC Strategy 2012-2015 and in line with the relevant UN Conventions and standards and norms on crime prevention and criminal justice reform. The TP outlines the focus areas of UNODC in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice and gives an overview of outcomes to reach agreed objectives, as well as a specific set of indicators. Providing a global framework, the TP integrates the various components of the Office’s mandates and expertise in the areas of advocacy, research, setting norms and providing technical assistance. As such, it reflects the UN Secretary General’s programme of action for the strengthening of the rule of law at the national and international level, as presented to the General Assembly early 2012.

Moreover, for the implementation of this TP, particular attention will be paid to the practical recommendations offered by the World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security and Development, on how to move beyond conflict and fragility and secure development.

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Criminal Justice Assessment Toolkit

The Criminal Justice Assessment Toolkit is a standardized and cross-referenced set of tools designed to enable United Nations agencies, government officials engaged in criminal justice reform, as well as other organizations and individuals to conduct comprehensive assessments of criminal justice systems; to identify areas of technical assistance; to assist agencies in the design of interventions that integrate United Nations standards and norms on crime prevention and criminal justice; and to assist in training on these issues. The Criminal Justice Assessment Toolkit is a practical guide intended for use by those charged with the assessment of criminal justice systems and the implementation of criminal justice reform.

To view this toolkit, please follow this link.

Paper

Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems in Africa

The aim of this survey is to provide a snapshot of access to legal aid in Africa. The purpose is to provide practitioners and policymakers with accurate and contemporary data to inform the development of legal aid strategies. The survey was conducted as part of the implementation of Economic and Social Council resolution 2007/24, entitled "International cooperation for the improvement of access to legal aid in criminal justice systems, particularly in Africa".

To view this publication, please follow this link.

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Global Study on Legal Aid

The United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime undertook the Global Study on Legal Aid to establish a baseline understanding of how the right to legal aid in civil, criminal and administrative cases has been defined and addressed around the world. The Global Study is the international community’s first attempt to collect data on and present a comprehensive overview of the state of legal aid globally. It provides valuable insights on a number of common priorities faced by countries for enhancing people’s access to effective legal aid services.

For full access to Global Study on Legal Aid, kindly follow the link.

Paper

UNODC - Strategy for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (2018–2021)

The present Strategy for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (2018–2021) establishes the first institutional framework on gender equality for the United Nations Office at Vienna/United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNOV/UNODC). One of its aims is ensuring that United Nations standards to promote and achieve gender equality are met. It provides a systematic framework that sets institutional standards and defines commitments on gender equality and the empowerment of women for the period 2018–2021. The Strategy will assist the Offices in:

(a) Complying with the new United Nations System-wide Action Plan on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-SWAP 2.0) for the implementation of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination Policy on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, as well as the system-wide strategy on gender parity launched by the Secretary-General in September 2017;

(b) Providing structured support to Member States in implementing the United Nations commitments on gender mainstreaming into drug control and crime prevention activities, as set out in the Doha Declaration on Integrating Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice into the Wider United Nations Agenda to Address Social and Economic Challenges and to Promote the Rule of Law at the National and International Levels, and Public Participation, and the outcome document of the thirtieth special session of the General Assembly, entitled “Our joint commitment to effectively addressing and countering the world drug problem”;

(c) Systematically planning, as well as guiding, delivering and reporting on progress towards gender equality and the achievement of transformative genderrelated Sustainable Development Goals results.

In terms of scope, the Strategy covers UNODC and all organizational units of UNOV that are directly accountable to the Director-General, namely the Office for Outer Space Affairs of the Secretariat and the United Nations Information Service.

For full access to UNODC - Strategy for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (2018–2021), please follow the link. 

Paper

Global Study on Smuggling of Migrants

This is the first Global Study on Smuggling of Migrants from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Every year, thousands of migrants and refugees, desperately seeking to escape violence, conflict and dire economic straits, die on perilous journeys by land, sea or air, often at the hands of criminal smugglers. Concerted, comprehensive action to counter this crime and protect people is needed.

This research represents a start towards developing a deeper, more nuanced understanding of the crime of migrant smuggling and its terrible toll. Complementing UNODC’s existing support to Member States, it can help to inform effective criminal justice responses, and contribute to continuing efforts towards the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

For further reading the research on Global Study on Smuggling of Migrants, please kindly follow the link. 

Paper

Strengthening the rule of law through education: a guide for policymakers

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, working in partnership, have developed this guide to assist policy-makers in developing policies and programmes that promote the rule of law through education. It contains guidance and examples of good practices on how the education sector, as a whole, can help young people become engaged and constructive citizens, making ethically responsible decisions in their daily lives and acting with empathy and respect for others.

For full access to the report Strengthening the rule of law through education: a guide for policymakers, kindly follow the link.

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Other Documents

Decision Points in Criminal Justice Chain

This graph depicting the decision points in a criminal-justice chain comes from the UNODC Criminal Justice Assessment Toolkit

Other Document

Handbook on Police Accountability, Oversight and Integrity

The Present Handbook on Police Accountability, Oversight and Integrity is one of the practical tools developed by UNODC to support countries in the implementation of the rule of law and the development of criminal justice reform. It aims to assist countries in their efforts to develop effective systems of oversight and accountability within their law enforcement authorities and enhance police integrity, and it addresses issues including:

  • Enhancement of police integrity and the integrity of policing
  • Dealing with complaints about policing (receipt, investigation and follow-up)
  • Setting policing priorities and encouraging policy input, including from outside the police
  • “Inviting” external review, including from independent actors

The Handbook describes an integrated approach to installing an effective police accountability system, including both preventive and corrective measures, and explains the roles and functions of the different actors in this system.

To read the complete Handbook on Police Accountability, Oversight and Integrity, Please follow the link.

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