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UNICRI Board of Trustees Report to the Economic and Social Council

Note by the Secretary-General

The attached report of the Board of Trustees of UNICRI contains information on activities undertaken by the Institute and was prepared pursuant to a decision of the Board taken at its meeting held on 14 December 2011 to report to the Economic and Social Council, through the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, on the work of the Institute, in accordance with the statute of the Institute (Council resolution 1989/56, annex).

Structure of the Report

The Report describes UNICRI major activities and is structured as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Countering the threat of crime
    Knowledge base on countering organized crime: the European experience
    Counterfeiting: engaging in combating organized crime
    A new priority: countering environmental crime
    Countering trafficking in precious metals
    Addressing crime prevention and criminal justice in an urban environment
  • Increasing the efficiency of criminal justice systems and protection of vulnerable groups
    Building capacity in juvenile justice
    Countering gender-based violence and trafficking in women and children
    Addressing gender differences in drug addiction
    Protecting a vulnerable population: the case of albinism
  • Promoting international criminal law and practice: the War Crimes Justice Project
  • Sharing best practices, building capacity to promote human rights and improving access to services
    Establishing a platform to provide access to evidence-based research
    Research and dissemination of best practices to counter addiction and promote healthy lifestyles
    Protection of human rights in clinical drug trials
    Strengthening health research ethics
    Capacity- building and dissemination of best practices: establishing a drug observatory in the region of Calabria, Italy
  • Security governance and countering the appeal of terrorism
    Enhancing security at major events
    Countering the appeal of terrorism
    Leading public-private initiatives
    Mitigating the risks posed by trafficking in and criminal use of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials
  • Training and advanced education: building capacity in crime prevention and criminal justice
  • Management of the Institute


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