UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute)

UNICRI profile

  • Overview

    The threats to peace and security we face in this globalized world are interconnected, so the action we take in response must also be unified.

    Established in 1968, the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) is a fully-fledged United Nations entity. UNICRI delivers a range of national, regional and interregional initiatives, including applied research, technical cooperation projects, advanced training, the exchange and dissemination of information, cooperation in international law enforcement and judicial assistance.

    Worldwide, UNICRI plays a significant role by assisting governments and the international community at large to proactively counter the challenges to peace, development and political stability that may result from threats to security including: conflict, trans-national organized crime, international terrorism and illicit trafficking, particularly relating to CBRN materials.

    We witness on a daily basis the shocking consequences of terrorism, emerging crimes and other major security threats and we recognize that new and multifaceted responses and synergies are nowadays required. UNICRI therefore offers a comprehensive range of effective response options designed around very robust pillars of governance, prevention and legacy. We work in partnership with governments, international organizations and the private sector community.

    Our action oriented approach is currently focused on matters such as Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) for Vulnerable Target Protection, Major Event Security, CBRN Trafficking, Countering the Appeal of Terrorism, International Criminal Law, Urban Security, Counterfeiting, Judicial Reform, Countering Organized Crime, Cyber Crime and Victim Protection.

    Demand for UNICRI assistance, training, advanced education and support is significant but our projects to protect people and vulnerable targets have to be entirely financed from voluntary contributions.

    Please visit UNICRI’s website http://www.unicri.it for further information.

    Preferences in private sector partnership

    UN key documents, such as the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, clearly highlight the importance of private sector collaboration and very active involvement in activities designed to counter terrorism and prevent crime. The UN Secretary General’s position in this regard has been repeatedly endorsed at meetings of business leaders and strategists around the world, highlighting the need for an enhanced public-private collaborative environment.
    UNICRI has projects prepared and ready to implement to meet this need but we need the active participation of multi-national corporations and others in the business sector to help us build capacity to save lives and enhance the protection of possible targets of terrorist or organized criminal groups.

    Private sector entities interested in financially supporting our United Nations’ programmes are invited to actively contribute and support UNICRI’s efforts in improving security and crime prevention, very important elements in sustaining growth at the socio-economic level. An investment in security is an investment in development and progress, enhancing not only the prosperity of people but also the conditions for the emerging markets of the future to flourish and thus generate a win-win situation for everyone involved.

    Preferred partnership types

    Advocacy of global issues; Project funding; Provision of services / personnel; Standards and guidelines development

    Sustainable Development Goals

    4. Quality education; 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

    Issue areas

    Anti-Corruption; Education; Peace; Principle 10; Rule of Law

    Regions / countries / territories

    Africa: 17 countries (click to show)
    Angola; Cape Verde; Central African Republic; Congo; Ethiopia; Guinea-Bissau; Kenya; Mozambique; Nigeria; Rwanda; Sao Tome and Principe; Senegal; Sierra Leone; South Africa; Sudan; Uganda; United Republic of Tanzania
    Americas: 37 countries (click to show)
    Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Bolivia; Brazil; Canada; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; El Salvador; Grenada; Guadeloupe (France); Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras; Jamaica; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; United States; Uruguay; Venezuela
    Asia: 24 countries (click to show)
    Afghanistan; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Cambodia; China; Georgia; India; Indonesia; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Maldives; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka; Tajikistan; Thailand; Timor Leste; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan; Vietnam
    Europe: 16 countries (click to show)
    Albania; Austria; Belarus; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Montenegro; Republic of Moldova; Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia; Slovenia; The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
    Middle East: 8 countries (click to show)
    Egypt; Iran; Jordan; Lebanon; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Morocco; Qatar; United Arab Emirates

    Type(s) of services / business sectors

    Industrial Goods & Services - Support Services; Other


    Description Date
    Specialized Training of the Judiciary and Law Enforcement Authorities to Address Organized Crime and Global Challenges 02 Mar 2011
    Compilation of the Manual on Key Established Practices of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) 02 Mar 2011
    Regional Initiatives for Major Events Security 02 Mar 2011
    Training Programme of Excellence on Public-Private Partnerships & Vulnerable Targets Protection 02 Mar 2011
    Promoting Public-Private Partnerships to Protect Non-Nuclear Critical Energy Infrastructure from Terrorist Attacks 02 Mar 2011
    Promoting Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) to Strengthen the Protection of Vulnerable “soft” Targets from Terrorist Attacks 02 Mar 2011
    Centre on Public-Private Security Policies – get involved 02 Mar 2011
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