World NGO Day
Feb 27 all-day
World NGO Day

Hold your own NGO Day and raise your voice!

Application Due for HLPF 2018 Exhibition
Feb 28 all-day
Application Due for HLPF 2018 Exhibition

Exhibition Guidelines:

Exhibition Form:

Send the form by February 29, 2018 to:

NOTE: Each organization must independently register their representatives and procure UN grounds passes.

Application Period for CCPCJ 2018
Mar 5 – Mar 23 all-day

Commission on Narcotic Drugs Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Guidelines for Side Events 2018

Application Period: CCPCJ (5 March to 23 March 2018)


The present guidelines relate to the organization of side events during the regular sessions of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ).

The Secretariat to the Governing Bodies Section (SGB) is responsible for the coordination of side events. For the organization of exhibitions and their openings, please contact the UNODC Advocacy Section.

To see the rest of the document, please download it here:

Application information

Call for Papers: Linking Organized Crime and Cybercrime @ Hallym University
Mar 30 all-day

16 January 2018 – Submissions are now open for the academic conference, ‘Linking Organized Crime and Cybercrime 2018’ to be held from 7-8 June in Chuncheon, South Korea. Hosted by the Hallym University and sponsored by UNODC, the conference aims to produce novel insights into the linkages between organized and cybercrime, particularly in light of technology as an enabler.

The conference will explore insights and produce material for tertiary level teaching as part of the Education for Justice (E4J) initiative’s work in develop modules and materials that support academics in their activities related to UNODC mandate areas.

Topics of interest:

Submissions are due by 30 March 2018 with research papers on the following topics being sought (with preference given to case studies):

  • Organized crime enabled or supported by technology, including but not limited to money laundering, corruption, obstruction of justice, trafficking in drugs as well as participation in an organized criminal group (i.e. how technology enables/facilitates/shapes/changes participation);
  • Trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants enabled or supported by technology; and
  • New or emerging types of organized crime in cyberspace, including but not limited to wildlife trafficking, trafficking in cultural property, production and sale of falsified medical products and counterfeit goods such as foodstuffs, clothing, electronics, etc.).

Important dates:

  • Submissions due: 30 March 2018
  • Author notification: 30 April 2018
  • Conference: 7-8 June 2018

Submission information:

  • There are no submission, publication or registration fees for the conference.
  • Submissions should be written in English, and should not be published – or considered for publication – elsewhere. Submissions should not exceed 10 pages, not including references. A cover page is not necessary.
  • For more information on submission requirements, please see
  • UNODC will cover the cost of participation of the selected authors, in accordance with UN financial rules and regulations (i.e. daily subsistence allowance and economy-class airfare).

Additional information:

  • For more information and updates, please see the conference website or contact Joshua+LOCC {at} / kamola.ibragimova {at}
27th Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, Vienna, 14-18 May 2018 @ Vienna International Center
May 14 – May 18 all-day
High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development @ UNHQ New York
Jul 9 – Jul 18 all-day
High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development @ UNHQ New York

The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2018 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council will be held from Monday, 9 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Monday, 16 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018.

The theme will be “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies“. The set of goals to be reviewed in depth will be the following, including Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, that will be considered each year:

  • Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice will provide again substantive inputs to the 2018 HLPF showcasing the intergovernmental bodies’ contribution towards the 2030 Agenda in general, and particularly for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and respective targets that are substantial to their mandate, as requested by the President of ECOSOC.

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