17 May 2021 - 21 May 2021
All side events at this year’s CCPCJ will take place exclusively online with links and platforms organized by the individual event organizers. There is no central platform hosting the events.
Posted on 10 May 2021
Following our contributions to the 14th UN Crime Congress in March, GI-TOC is preparing to engage in the upcoming CCPCJ, which will take place from 17-21 May at the Vienna International Centre and online. We will bring our global expertise and the local experiences of civil society to help further the debate and policymaking at the CCPCJ, as part of our contribution to developing more holistic and effective multilateral strategies against organized crime.
The ‘smuggling of migrants’ is the theme of this year’s CCPCJ, and we will be discussing the most effective measures to prevent and counter this form of exploitation as part of the official CCPCJ panel organized by the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform.
Event: PNI WORKSHOP: LESSONS LEARNED: IMPACT OF THE SMUGGLING PROTOCOL TWENTY YEARS LATER
Date: Monday 17 May – Time: 18:00 – 20:00 (CEST/Vienna)
The event will be webcast on https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/commissions/CCPCJ/session/30_Session_2021/webcast.html
Outside of the official agenda, we will also present the findings of our latest field research on human smuggling and trafficking dynamics in North Africa and the Sahel.
Event: CHANGING HUMAN SMUGGLING AND TRAFFICKING DYNAMICS IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE SAHEL IN 2019 AND 2020
Date: Tuesday 18 May – Time: 11:00 (CEST/Vienna)
This event will launch GI-TOC’s new report, which builds on our previous research and mapping of human smuggling trends and dynamics in Libya, Tunisia, Niger, Chad and Mali between 2019 and 2020, as well as the political and security dynamics that impacted and influenced smuggling and trafficking during the period.
We are also co-organizing or taking part in a wide range of side events across a broad range illicit markets and responses to them, including:
Event: PREVENTING VULNERABILITY OF AND STRENGTHENING POLICY RESPONSES FOR COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN
Date: Tuesday 18 May – Time: 09:00 – 09:50 (CEST/Vienna)
Astra and the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) will present a regional assessment of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in the Western Balkans.
Event: ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING AND COUNTERING THE FINANCING OF TERRORISM – CHALLENGES FACED BY NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
Date: Wednesday 19 May – Time: 09:00 – 09:50 (CEST/Vienna)
This event will present examples of the challenges faced by civil society as included in a new report to be published by the GI-TOC, and the principal multilateral policy bodies will explain how policy coherence to address the challenge is being developed and implemented.
For details on how to register for this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Event: THE ROLE OF GENDER IN ORGANIZED CRIME AND IN DESIGNING EFFECTIVE RESPONSES
Date: Thursday 20 May – Time: 09:00 – 09:50 (CEST/Vienna)
The event will feature the presentation of a new GI-TOC report showcasing how taking gender perspectives more seriously can enhance the effectiveness of support provided to community organizations, as they build resilience to organized crime.
Event: LINKAGES BETWEEN ORGANIZED CRIME AND CORRUPTION AND THE MULTILATERAL RESPONSE
Date: Thursday 20 May – Time: 13:10 – 14:00 (CEST/Vienna)
The event will feature a presentation of the results of this consultation and highlight the importance of and galvanizing improved responses to the links between organized crime and corruption, which is one of the priorities of Italy’s current chairmanship of the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group (ACWG). The event will also feature updates on the work of the G20 ACWG in this regard.