Stories from UNODC - Eastern Africa

UNODC Supports Ethiopia to Review Legislation on Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants

Group Photo - Uganda Addis Ababa, 13 June 2018 - UNODC recently assisted the Federal Office of the Attorney General of Ethiopia - and its six-member drafting team composed of experts from the Office of the Prime Minister, Federal Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs - to review its Proclamation to Prevent and Suppress Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (Proclamation 909).

The drafting work session from 1-12 June at Bishoftu, Ethiopia, was organized within the framework of the UNODC Regional Programme for Eastern Africa (2016-2021) and its sub-programme to Counter Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking, as well as the Better Migration Management (BMM) Programme, funded by the European Union (https://ec.europa.eu/trustfundforafrica/node/1057) and GIZ (https://www.giz.de/en/worldwide/40602.html). During this workshop, UNODC experts provided advice and guidance to the drafting team, utilizing UNODC Model Laws on Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants and other UNODC resource material. Read More

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UNODC Supports ICCS National Workshops in Kenya and Uganda

Group Photo - Uganda Kampala, 30 May 2018 - The UNODC Regional Office for East Africa recently supported two national workshops on the International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS). The first workshop, which was jointly organized by the UNODC and the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), was held in Machakos, Kenya, from 24 to 25 May 2018. Whereas, the second workshop, which was jointly organized by the UNODC, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) and the Secretariat of the Uganda's Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS), was held in Kampala, Uganda, from 28 to 29 May 2018.

The ICCS was endorsed in 2015 by the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) as an international statistical standard for data collection. The ICCS's primary unit is the act or omission that constitutes a criminal offence rather than legal provisions and as a result it cuts across the different definitions found in national penal codes. It is, therefore, the first common framework to group all kinds of criminal offences into categories that are useful for producing global crime statistics.   Read More

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UNODC Hosts and Participates in Training on the Financial and Administrative Framework Agreement between the European Community and the United Nations (FAFA) and Pillar Assessed Grant or Delegation Agreement (PAGoDA)

Group Photo - Uganda Nairobi, 24 May 2018 - The European Union remains, and continues to grow into, an essential supporting partner to the agendas of United Nations Organisations. Sharing the same fundamental values of the United Nations, The European Commission exists as the largest financial contributor to the United Nations, in the context of both the regular budget and the funding of development assistance programmes, projects and peacekeeping operations. 

Against this backdrop, UNODC, in conjunction with the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), hosted and participated in a two-day training seminar on the Financial and Administrative Framework Agreement between the European Community and the United Nations (FAFA) and Pillar Assessed Grant or Delegation Agreement (PAGoDA) on the 23 rd and 24 th of May. The event was opened by UNODC's Ms. Charity Kagwe, Head of the Anti-Corruption Pillar, who articulated UNODC's gratitude to all the participants and, in particular, the expert speakers hosting the Seminar and closed by Regional Representative Amado Philip de Andrés.   Read More

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