High School ECOSOC Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice - A
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Delegate: Guo Tongli
Committee: Economic Commission of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Topic: Restorative Justice
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs, international crime, corruption and terrorism. UNODC assists Member States in the implementation of relevant international conventions and the related resolutions of United Nations organs. UNODC is headquartered in Vienna (Austria) and operates in more than 150 countries around the world with a network of more than 25 field offices.
At global level, UNODC carries out research and analytical work to increase knowledge and understanding of issues related to drugs, transnational organised crime, corruption, terrorism, criminal justice and crime prevention. The Office also provides technical assistance to Member States to strengthen their capacities and normative frameworks in these areas, through the promotion of international standards, good practices and lessons learnt.
UNODC has been providing continuous technical and legal assistance to the Plurinational State of Bolivia since the mid-nineteen eighties. Over the years, UNODC built strong relations with a wide array of national institutions and important alliances with international partners and civil society organisations. In this timeframe, UNODC Bolivia contributed to the country’s development through activities in the fields of comprehensive development drug demand reduction, corruption prevention, fight against human trafficking, firearms control and justice reform. An independent evaluation carried out in 2014 acknowledged the role of the UNODC Country Office in facilitating important alliances with the Plurinational State of Bolivia and the international community. The document also emphasised the Country Office’s efficiency in terms of financial and physical delivery.
Over the period 2016-2020, the cooperation between the Plurinational State of Bolivia and UNODC will follow programmatic orientations enshrined in a “Country Programme”, which defines assistance priorities for the next years as a result of an extensive coordination process. It is the first time in the history of their cooperation that the Plurinational State of Bolivia and UNODC formally adopt such a document.
The Country Programme’s main objective is to strengthen the capacities of the Plurinational State of Bolivia towards preventing crime and responding to the interconnected threats of drugs, organised crime and corruption. The programmed initiatives directly address several priorities of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, making the best use of UNODC’s comparative advantages in the framework of its mandate.
Through the implementation of the Country Programme 2016-2020, the Plurinational State of Bolivia and UNODC will contribute in multiple ways to the goals set in the country’s Patriotic Agenda 2025 and in the Economic and Social Development Plan for 2016-2020. The programmed initiatives will also support the efforts of the Plurinational State of Bolivia towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and meet the recommendations contained in the Outcome Document of the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs 2016 (UNGASS 2016).
The Country Programme will directly contribute to 8 pillars of Bolivia’s Patriotic Agenda 2025:
Eradication of extreme poverty.
Health, education and sport for the formation of a wholesome human being.
Scientific and technological sovereignty with own identity.
Productive sovereignty with diversification and comprehensive development, without dictatorship of the capitalist market.
Food sovereignty through the construction of nutritional knowledge for “Buen Vivir”.
Environmental sovereignty with comprehensive development; respecting the rights of Mother Earth.
Complementary integration of peoples with sovereignty.