The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) is about to enter its eighth year of operation. During this time, we have continued to expand both the scope and reach of our activities. Our aim is to galvanize international, regional and local responses to organized crime, with a particular focus on developing more sophisticated ways of analyzing illicit markets and criminal organizations. The organization brings together players from diverse backgrounds, but with a common interest in countering criminal activity through better understanding the phenomenon and implementing activities that make a difference in communities where organized-criminal activities have profoundly detrimental impacts. Here, more than ever, our focus is on local civil society.

The year 2019 has been an exciting one for the GI-TOC, as our team and network continue to steadily grow, and we expand our reach into new geographic – and thematic – areas.