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Since its creation in 2014, the UNODC Sahel Programme has organized and conducted 526 activities in the region reaching over 14,000 beneficiaries

As part of its Regional Strategy to Combat Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants, UNODC organized a consultation workshop from 14 to 18 May, in Bamako. Under the supervision of the Ministry of Justice, the National Coordinating Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons and Related Practices, the Legal Drafting Committee, EUCAP Sahel and...

UNODC has partnered with the G5 Sahel since its inception to fight terrorism and transnational organized crime, which repeatedly weaken governments' development efforts in the region. It has supported the G5 Sahel Secretariat in drafting the legal framework of its Security Cooperation Platform (PCMS, in French Plateforme de Cooperation en Matière...

Mali remains at the heart of the crisis affecting the Sahel region since the fall of the Libyan regime in 2011 and the Tuareg rebellion of 2012. This country faces a difficult humanitarian and security situation since these events, which facilitated the expansion of criminal activities such as drug trafficking, among others.

Access to justice is fundamental to the protection of human rights. Indeed, as recognized by several international instruments, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, when a person's fundamental rights to liberty and life are put at risk by the State, that person has a right to...

A fair, effective and efficient justice is a justice that respects the fundamental rights of victims and witnesses in the same way it respects those of suspects and offenders. It must focus on the prevention of victimization, protect and assist victims and witnesses, and treat them with compassion while respecting their dignity. Moreover, victims...

Mali has been faced with a delicate humanitarian and security situation throughout recent years. Following the political crisis that struck the northern part of the territory in 2012, Malian authorities and the international community established a number of cooperative efforts aiming to restore peace and security in the country.

On 25-26 March 2015, a technical workshop was held in N'Djamena, Chad, to validate the draft law on the fight against human trafficking in the country. Like other countries in Central Africa, human trafficking has become a concern for the Republic of Chad, considered an area of ​​origin, transit and destination for victims of this form of...

The situation in Niger regarding terrorism remains particularly worrying, as illustrated by terrorist attacks against security and defense forces since October 2017. Despite the considerable efforts initiated at the national level and the active participation of the country in a regional response to terrorism, Niger remains vulnerable to terrorist...

20 March 2018 - Mali is facing a unique combination of threats associated with various kinds of illicit trafficking and terrorism. Disrupting the flow of funding to terrorist groups through targeted financial sanctions is one way to reduce threats in the country, which will also benefit the region.

The fight against terrorism has become a shared imperative for all G5 Sahel heads of state, to strengthen the security of their states and promote peace and development in the Sahel, but also to ensure the security of their populations. Addressing terrorist threats in the Sahel requires a coordinated response, in line with international standards...

As part of its continued support to West and Central African States, UNODC met with Mauritanian criminal justice agencies in order to strengthen their responses to terrorism. Under the leadership of the Ministry of Justice, UNODC officials supported Mauritanian officials to identify their goals, priorities and ways to reach them. As part of this...

Niger is facing recurrent attacks in the South-East and West. The latest attacks are the deadly ambush in Tongo Tongo, South-West Niger, where Nigerien and American soldiers were killed on 5 October 2017 and the attack of a gendarmerie camp in Ayorou, Tillaberi region, 180 km North of Niamey, during which at least 13 gendarmes were killed two weeks...

The numerous security and development challenges faced by states in the region are the reason why the Sahel is a major international security concern. Sahelian States are particularly exposed to the jihadist threat, due to the combined action of several terrorist groups and organized crime networks.

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...

Investigative journalism can play a critical role in the fight against corruption, by exposing corrupt practices and thereby promoting accountability. Indeed, article 13 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption calls for appropriate measures to respect, promote and protect "the freedom to seek, receive, publish and disseminate...

From 19 to 21 September 2016, representatives from 12 countries in West Africa gathered in Monrovia, Liberia, to discuss whistle-blower and witness protection in the fight against corruption. This regional meeting was organised by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in partnership with the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission...

The anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) system gives a central role to financial Intelligence units (FIUs). However, to play their effective role, these units rely on the cooperation of national reporting entities to transmit suspicious transaction reports, every time they have such a suspicion.

Corruption challenges the very legitimacy of the State. The scourge of corruption within the police force itself constitutes a serious threat to efforts to combat organized crime and illicit drug trafficking. Within the Sahel region, a study from the Afrobarometer (2013) has revealed on average 71% of respondents feel that some or most police...

Du 25 au 27 septembre 2018, l'équipe de la prévention de terrorisme de l'ONUDC a organisé à Dakar, Sénégal, la 8 ème réunion annuelle des points focaux nationaux de la Plateforme de coopération judiciaire pénale des pays du Sahel (dite Plateforme Sahel) afin d'échanger sur des cas concrets de coopération internationale facilités par la Plateforme...

L'ONUDC et le G5 Sahel ont décidé, lors d'une réunion conjointe à Nouakchott le 18 juillet 2018, d'approfondir leur coopération dans les domaines de la sécurité et de la justice : entre autres, la poursuite de l'appui de l'ONUDC à l'autonomisation de la PCMS et à l'opérationnalisation de la Composante police de la Force conjointe du G5 Sahel....

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...

Magistrates play a leading role in the fight against trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants. Recent years, especially in the Sahel region, have shown that supporting the development and strengthening of curricula from magistrate schools is one of the most sustainable and comprehensive solutions to thwart the modus operandi of regional...

As part of its continued support to West and Central African States, UNODC met with Mauritanian criminal justice agencies in order to strengthen their responses to terrorism. Under the leadership of the Ministry of Justice, UNODC officials supported Mauritanian officials to identify their goals, priorities and ways to reach them. As part of this...

Faced with the continuous rise of terrorism in the Sahel, UNODC provides judiciary assistance to the region's States in order to help them better prevent, investigate and prosecute acts of terrorism. In this context, UNODC has organized a regional workshop on the role of supreme courts in the fight against terrorism.

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