Author: Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime
April 20th, 2017
We are pleased to share the Annual Report of the Global Initiative for 2016, which summarises the activities
undertaken by the organisation, and attempts to highlight some of the achievements and impact that the Global
Initiative could be said to have had over the past year.
2016 was an important year for the organisation, consolidating our continued rapid expansion and extension of
reach. With the Sustainable Development Goals now approved, including a target dedicated to ending organized
crime, it has never been more important that a more nuanced, creative and diverse response to be employed to
counter the threat that organized crime represents to human security and the integrity of states. Our mandate – to
work towards the building blocks of a global strategy to counter transnational crime – has become increasingly
pertinent. We advance using both thematic and geographic approaches, undertaking catalytic research, analysing,
supporting policy development and piloting innovative responses, and it has been rewarding to see this approach
On some of the most pressing contemporary organized crime and illicit trade issues, the Global Initiative has come
to the fore as a pre-eminent source of expertise. Thanks to all who have supported our work.