September 15, 2016 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am America/Los Angeles Timezone
Karen Judd Smith

Discover more ways NGOs can work better together in our increasingly turbulent and fast-paced world.

NGOs are often the innovators while the UNODC has the mandate to lead the fight against illicit drugs and international crime by assisting member states and supporting the implementation of international treaties.

The three pillars of the UNODC work program include:

  • field-based technical cooperation projects
  • evidence-based research to support programs and policy development
  • normative work for the ratification and implementation of relevant international treaties

Technical assistance is provided in the following areas:

  • Organized crime and trafficking
  • Corruption
  • Crime prevention and criminal justice reform
  • Drug abuse prevention and health
  • Terrorism prevention

Find out how the Alliance and its members work with the UNODC & Member States 

NGOs are significant contributors to the implementation of UN mandates in many areas of work and the Alliance works to provide increased access to information, UN engagement and the development of global policy under the purview of the UN Office of Drugs and Crime.

This webcast will provide an overview of the Alliance, the UNODC Civil Society Team and the work of the Alliance through its various Focal Points and Working Groups.


  • Introductions
  • About the UN Office of Drugs and Crime:
    • Mandates and scope of work
    • How it works
    • How UNODC works with NGOs
  • Alliance
    • Who we are and how we work
      • Focal Points
      • Working Parties
      • Editorial & Promotional Team
    • In Vienna
    • NY / International
    • Getting & Staying connected
  • Q&A

Future Vienna Meetings

Alliance Focal Points will also hold online briefings and updates in the coming months. Check our calendar for future events.

Online Meetings

How to Join An Online Meeting

These are the main steps.

  1. Register and you will be sent an email with a link to the webinar to be used at the appointed hour
  2. You will also receive a confirmation email with  inks to calendar options so you can easily add the event to your calendar PLUS we will send a reminder before the event.
  3. Decide how you will join the meeting: e.g. on your computer or mobile device, or by calling in.
  4. At the appropriate time, if you are joining online, click the link that was sent to you in your email or from your calendar event. Then you will be asked to download a file, and you can choose for the device that you are using.
  5. If you are joining by phone, use the telephone numbers provided and when prompted, add the meeting number in the registration confirmation. There is also a link on your confirmation to a url that will give you more international numbers to use if you need one.
  6. There is more information on the Zoom website here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/201137166-Audio-Video-Sharing
  7. After the event, we will send those who registered, a link to the replay. That will usually be sent 24 – 48 hours after the meeting.

Online briefings will usually be held the 2nd Friday of every month and feature an expert in one of the main areas of concern being addressed by UNDOC. Held as webcasts with technical services provided by the NGO Academy, these briefings are held to provide interested parties on current issues in the field and how the UNODC is working to address these.

All online briefings are recorded and are made available for replay.

  • October 14th: Cyber security and today’s invisible wars
  • November 11th: Machine intelligence at work in international law
  • December 16th: Corruption
  • January 13th 2017: TBA

Click this button to register for the Briefing. After adding your name and email, you will be sent the information you need to join next Thursday 15th.