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.

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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.

Education is a fundamental tool to prevent crime and corruption. In addition to promoting a culture that supports the rule of law, crime prevention and criminal justice, introducing anti-corruption curricula in higher education also helps to build the capacities of future professionals responsible for the fight against corruption.

Following a search of a private residence in Nouakchott in November 2018, Mauritanian police officers of the counternarcotic office seized 100kg of cannabis and 2200 tablets of illicitly trafficked medication (Rivotril). The specialized police unit discovered a secret room with a hidden access point under the kitchen sink, thanks to intelligence...

The effectiveness of a legal response to terrorism heavily depends on the respect of basic human rights of detainees suspected in terrorism cases. For this reason, since 2017, UNODC has been supporting Niger's judicial system, which deals with numerous cases related to terrorism, by organizing trainings for Nigerien lawyers and by providing legal...

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...

Prisons continue to be places of vulnerability that harbour identity seekers, protection seekers and rebels in greater concentrations than any other environment. Associated risks, such as criminal contamination in prisons, have long been recognized. More recently, there has been an increasing concern that if left unchecked, prisons may also serve...

UNODC and the G5 Sahel agreed, during a joint meeting organized in Nouakchott on 18 July 2018, to strengthen their cooperation in the areas of security and justice including through continued UNODC support towards the empowerment of the PCMS and towards operationalizing the police component of the G5 Sahel Joint Force. Possible future assistance...

To better anticipate and respond to cross-brder threats in the Sahel sub-region, such as illicit trafficking and terrorism, G5 Sahel States (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger) decided to create a "Security Cooperation Platform" (SCP, in French "Plateforme de cooperation en matière de sécurité") to increase information exchange between...

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