Event Details

11 Jun


11 Jun 2019
1.15 - 2.45

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Mission of Sweden to the United Nations,
885 Second Avenue, 46th floor

Please join the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations and the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) for the launch of a new Interactive Tool exploring the work done across the United Nations to address organized crime.

Introductory remarks by:

Olof Skoog
Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Mission of Sweden

Presentation and discussion:

Summer Walker
Senior Analyst and New York Representative, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime

John Billow
Justice Counsellor, Police Adviser, Mission of Sweden


Richard Gowen
UN Director, International Crisis Group

From peace operations to better managing forests and food supply chains, the GI-TOC analysis found that at least 75 per cent of the UN Secretariat, Agencies, Funds and Programs are occupied in some form of organized crime response in connection to the UN’s wider goals: peace and security, human rights, and sustainable development.
Mandates relating to key crime types are allocated to divisions across the UN System, yet information about these mandates and the relevant programs and activities carried out by agencies are fragmented and scattered, resulting in a lack of coherence, efficiency and the inability to learn key lessons across the System.
To better understand the UN’s overall framework for addressing organized crime, the Global Initiative conducted a survey of UN entities to identify working agendas related to organized crime, and more specifically on six specific crime types: financial crimes, environmental crimes, arms trafficking, illicit drugs, human trafficking and smuggling, and cybercrime.
The resulting policy paper and interactive online graphic aims to be a useful information tool for those wishing to better understand the UN’s counter-crime work and serve as a basis for discussion about how organized crime mandates can be distributed effectively and how different agencies may coordinate more effectively.

A light lunch will be served.

RSVP to louise.vikstrom@gov.se by June 7, 2019.