Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC)

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Region(s)

North Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Eastern Africa
Caribbean
Central America
South America
North America
South-eastern Asia
Southern Asia
Eastern Europe
Northern Europe
Southern Europe
Western Europe
Oceania

Stakeholder Type

NGO

Timezone

GMT+1 (Local time: 5:18 AM)

UN Languages Spoken

English
French
Spanish

Organization's mission

The Global Initiative is an independent civil-society organization, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with a globally dispersed Secretariat and a high-level advisory board. Its network members include prominent law-enforcement, governance and development practitioners who are dedicated to seeking new and innovative strategies and responses to organized crime. We provide a platform to promote greater debate and innovative approaches, which serve as the building blocks to an inclusive global strategy against organized crime.

International Legal Framework

UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC)
UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)
Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

UNTOC Working Groups

Human trafficking
Migrant smuggling
Firearms trafficking and manufacturing
International cooperation
Review mechanism

UNCAC Chapters

Preventive measures
Criminalization and law enforcement
International cooperation
Asset recovery

Areas of work

Human trafficking
Smuggling of migrants
Firearms trafficking and manufacturing
Wildlife crime
Environmental crime
Cybercrime
Terrorism
Falsified medical products
Child labour
Corruption prevention
Fraud
Extortion
Asset recovery
Money laundering
Whistle blower protection
Bribery
Abuse of power
Embezzlement
Drug trafficking and distribution
Intellectual property crime
Currency counterfeit
Organized property crime
Cultural heritage trafficking
Illicit waste trafficking
Crime prevention
Victim protection

Areas of interest

Human trafficking
Smuggling of migrants
Firearms trafficking and manufacturing
Wildlife crime
Environmental crime
Cybercrime
Terrorism
Falsified medical products
Child labour
Corruption prevention
Fraud
Extortion
Asset recovery
Money laundering
Whistle blower protection
Bribery
Abuse of power
Embezzlement
Drug trafficking and distribution
Intellectual property crime
Currency counterfeit
Organized property crime
Illicit waste trafficking
Cultural heritage trafficking
Crime prevention
Victim protection

Skills and Expertise Offered

Advocacy, including media relations
Monitoring and research
Sharing experiences and best practice
Joint-project submissions
Connections with governmental counterparts
Fundraising

Skills and Expertise Needed

Advocacy, including media relations
Monitoring and research
Sharing experiences and best practice
Joint-project submissions
Connections with governmental counterparts
Fundraising

Does your organization engage with UNODC

Yes

Engagement type

We are an implementing partner in the Stakeholder Engagement 4 U project, which encourages civil society engagement with the UNTOC Review Mechanism.

Organization work linked to UNTOC

GI-TOC is an official partner in the UNODC project “Stakeholder Engagement for the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC), its Review Mechanism and Related Activities”. As part of this work, GI-TOC and UNODC have worked together to produce a joint Guide on how to engage in the Review Mechanism, which is now available below. GI-TOC has also produced a wide range of research related to UNTOC, including the 2020 report 'The Promise of Palermo: A political history of the UNTOC'.

Public-Private partnership initiative

No

Is consent required to appear online

Yes