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 developmentSustainable Development Goals
4. Quality education; 16. Peace, justice and strong institutionsIssue areas
Anti-Corruption; Education; Peace; Principle 10; Rule of LawRegions / countries / territories
Industrial Goods & Services - Support Services; Other