Our Work

The UNODC Sahel Programme supports the development of accessible, efficient and accountable criminal justice systems to combat illicit drug trafficking, organized crime, terrorism, and corruption in the G5 Sahel States.

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.

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...


The Sahel Programme is supported by contributions from Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, European Union, France, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and the United States.

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Immeuble Abbary, Almadies Extension - Zone 10, Villa 10 

BP 455, CP 18524, Dakar, Senegal

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(+221) 33 859 96 96

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