SOLVE2018 Report

Oct 9, 2018

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The the frank discussions regarding the challenges of the CCPCJ that H.E. Ambassador Lotfi Bouchaara, Chair of the 27th Session initiated with members of civil society in May, encouraged the members Alliance Working Party on Partnerships. They were already at work on a pilot project intended to enable Commission delegate to contribute to the formulation of strategy prototypes on key topics being considered at the Commission: cybercrime, wildlife trafficking, and violent extremism.

These and other pressing issues facing the global crime prevention and criminal justice community deserve access to the best people, new processes, and the latest technologically leveraged resources. To get there, from a where we are today requires courage driven by curiosity, a determined sense of possibility, and a compelling vision for the future crime prevention and criminal justice community.

This report provides a more comprehensive picture of the innovative process and importantly, the key roles of the various stakeholders that are essential to this effort, and importantly to the larger vision behind it. Our hope is to help precipitate upgrades in some of the UNODC processes so that it can function optimally in our digital 21st Century.

SOLVE2018 was a pilot project testing what we call more briefly, SCII—a “Smart Collective Intelligence Initiative.” SCII emerged as an initiative of the Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice’s Working Party on Partnerships in response to the triangulation of three key drivers affecting the UNODC in this digital 21st Century:

  1. Technology: Technology’s exponential growth increasingly reveals the limitations of existing social structures (including the UN and UNODC).
  2. Finances: The UNODC’s funding is decreasing by the day, even as the need for global policy and oversight are increasingly needed.
  3. Need for an agile Partnership Platform: As society and governance practices evolve in a technologically leveraged world, functional, timely partnerships are needed.

Governments, essential to a culture of lawfulness, increasingly need faster and greater access to the resources, innovations, empathy, passion and drive of civil society. When both parties appreciate and optimize the natural tensions that arise between the security and stability governments provide, and the changing, evolutionary push of civil society, all stakeholders will benefit.

This initiative assumes that civil society can help provide the UNODC increased access to intelligence resources (both collective and technical) that are currently outside UNODC’s reach. It assumes this access is critical for the future health and well-being of our global community. And it assumes we need to upgrade the ways these partners engage for desirable outcomes in an increasingly digital future.

We believe that the UNODC’s efficacy and functioning will increasingly depend upon its capacity to create meaningful, adaptive, and tractable partnerships with all its stakeholders—member states, NGOs, the private sector, academia, and institutes. This report contributes to the re-envisioning of this essential partnership and a practical way forward together. We hope to see a “UNODC 2.0” take shape in these challenging times.

Working Party on Partnerships

partnerships(@)cpcjalliance.org

Karen Judd Smith

Karen Judd Smith

Chair

Afaf Mahfouz

Afaf Mahfouz

Advisor

Dinela Dervovic

Dinela Dervovic

Working Party Member

Joris Fontaine

Joris Fontaine

Working Party Member

Marie Leoni

Marie Leoni

Working Party Member

Ana Vilfan

Ana Vilfan

Working Party Member