The Organized Crime Strategy Toolkit aims to assist States in the development of comprehensive strategic frameworks to prevent and combat organized crime. As such, it provides guidance on overarching strategic principles while describing some of the more specific approaches, capabilities and instruments that can be adopted to address this problem. Furthermore, it offers recommendations relating to the implementation and monitoring of strategies.
In the words of UNODC Executive Director, Ms. Ghada Waly:
"The Toolkit envisions a response which prioritizes respect for human rights obligations, incorporates gender perspectives and protects victims and those most vulnerable in our societies. Ultimately, it seeks to foster inclusive and coordinated approaches that leave no one behind, in keeping with the central objective of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development."
UNODC Global Programme for the Implementation of the Organized Crime Convention is proud to have worked alongside a large number of partners worldwide in the development of this publication, from national institutions to international and regional organizations, civil society and the private sector. In particular, UNODC thanks the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for its generous financial contribution and partnership in this project.
The Toolkit was officially launched in a high-level side event of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76) in September 2021, which featured remarks from Ms. Ghada Waly, UNODC Executive Director, H.E. Mr. Damian Hinds, UK Minister for Security, H.E. Ms. Helena Mateus Kida, Minister of Justice of Mozambique and Ms. Ivana Veselcic, Assistant Minister for Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Watch here the high level remarks delivered for the Toolkit launch at UNGA76