Burkina Faso launched its first master's programme on anti-corruption
Drug seizure in Mauritania following UNODC assistance
UNODC supports Chad in joining the UN Convention against Corruption
Mauritania seizes drugs shortly after receiving UNODC assistance on countering drug trafficking
AIRCOP Task Force in Niamey, Niger assists in the seizure of 2,5 tons of cannabis
600 detainees assisted by the United Nations Volunteers in Niger
Malian authorities achieve positive results in the fight against fraudulent medicine and drugs
Sahel: Governments achieve positive results with UN Support
UNODC Sahel Programme reaches 10,000 beneficiaries
2017 : positive results in the fight against firearms trafficking and for AIRCOP
Niger processes 230 cases of terrorism in 60 days
Independent evaluation highlights best practices of UNODC Sahel Programme
Drug trafficking in the Sahel : Mali and Niger make several seizures
Mali seizes drugs and arrests traffickers and druglords
A national workshop organized by the United National Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice was held in N'Djamena, Chad, from 29 to 30 January 2019. The meeting brought together 25 representatives (including 6 women) of key national institutions to discuss how to efficiently implement the United Nations...
UNODC provides first training for UN Police Officers against human trafficking and migrant smuggling
Bamako, Mali, 31 January 2019 - In countries affected by conflict, human trafficking and migrant smuggling not only threaten civilians, but also jeopardise efforts towards peace and stability.
The UNODC Regional Programme for West Africa (2016 - 2020) reached halfway since its validation in May 2016. In line with the first Steering Committee meeting held in November 2017 , the Second Steering Committee meeting was organized in Dakar, from 27 to 28 November 2018. The aim of this meeting was to present the main results achieved...
On 26 November 2018, the G5 Sahel and its technical and financial partners met in Niamey, Niger for a high-level conference on coordinating assistance to the Police Component of the G5 Sahel Joint Force. The conference was organized with the support of UNODC and was chaired by the Nigerien DGPN in his role as president of the G5 Sahel defense...
At the request of the Chadian government, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) organized from 6 to 8 November 2018 in N'Djamena a national training activity on the police component and its role in the national, regional and international security system.
Strong engagement from the Permanent Secretariat of the G5 Sahel in the operationalization of the police component of the Joint Force
Since December 2017, the G5 Sahel and its Permanent Secretariat have been stepping up initiatives to operationalize the police component of the G5 Sahel Joint Force as soon as possible. The main role of this police component is to ensure the judicialization of Joint Force operations and to ensure the effectiveness of the criminal justice chain...
The UNODC Sahel Programme, developed in 2014 as UNODC's contribution to the UN Regional Integrated Strategy for the Sahel launched by the UN Secretary-General in June 2013, has now been extended to 2023.
Training of trainers in Niger on the treatment of children associated with violent and extremist groups
Like most of the Sahel countries affected by Boko Haram, Niger has been facing the phenomenon of child recruitment and exploitation by violent extremist and terrorist groups. The country is also known to serve as a key source of, transit point, and destination for trafficking in persons, especially women and children.
Aware of the fundamental role played by the police, the gendarmerie, and customs in dealing with the security challenges of the Sahel, UNODC is committed to providing technical support and to building the capacities of these defense and security forces. In line with the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), requiring that each State...
West African States discuss cooperation and targeting fisheries crime in the framework of UNODC's CCP
Between 9 and 11 October 2018, representatives from West African States came together in Lomé, Togo for a regional meeting targeting fisheries crime in the containerised trade supply chain. The event was organised by the UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme in cooperation with the UNODC Regional Office for West and Central Africa, and brought...
West Africa is affected by many threats and criminal activities. In Mali, the porous borders along with political, economic and social instability contribute to the development of criminal networks and illicit activities such as firearms trafficking, drug trafficking, smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons. Trafficking in persons is the...
Trafficking in persons is a complex reality in Niger. As a country that acts as a departure, transit, and destination point for trafficking victims, Niger must address the expansion of criminal networks, both domestically and internationally. Nigerien authorities have made the fight against this phenomenon a government priority and have set up a...
From 25 to 27 September 2018, UNODC's Terrorism Prevention Team organized in Dakar the eighth annual meeting of the Sahel Judicial Cooperation Platform (the Sahel Platform) focal points to identify challenges and exchange best practices on current cooperation cases. The annual meeting was attended by 20 participants, including the Sahel Platform...
As part of its assistance to the G5 Sahel, UNODC supports Sahelian countries in setting up the police component of the G5 Sahel Joint Force. The main objective of this police component is to ensure the judicialization of all Joint Force's operations and to guarantee the efficiency of the whole criminal justice chain.
UNODC trains key actors of the criminal justice chain in Mali and Niger on the fight against TIP and SOM
West African countries, and in particular Sahelian states, increasingly have to address the threat posed by transnational organized crime (TOC) such as trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants.
Trafficking in persons is a complex reality in Niger. It is a country of departure, of transit as well as a destination for the victims of this matter; Niger experiencing the rise of criminal networks, at a national and international scale.