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UNICRI Board of Trustees Report to the Economic and Social Council - 2022



The present report of the Board of Trustees contains a summary of the work carried out by UNICRI in 2022, in line with the UNICRI Strategic Programme Framework for the period 2019–2022.

Within the broad scope of its mandate to develop and implement improved policies in the field of crime prevention and control, the mission of UNICRI is to advance justice and the rule of law in support of peace and sustainable development.

UNICRI works in specialized niches and selected areas related to crime prevention, criminal justice, security governance, counter-terrorism and the risks and benefits of technological advances. The Institute contributes to United Nations policy and operations through its specialized, cutting-edge and action-oriented research, training and capacity-building programmes. Within the scope of its mandate, the Institute serves as a conduit for channelling innovative ideas from within and outside the United Nations system.

In 2022, UNICRI developed its new Strategic Programme Framework for the period 2023–2026.

Building upon the research and findings of the work carried out by UNICRI under the Strategic Programme Framework for the period 2019–2022, the new Framework defines five priorities for the Institute for the period 2023–2026 and identifies youth, gender and climate change as cross-cutting issues.

The five strategic priorities are as follows:

(a) Preventing and countering transnational security threats, terrorism and points of nexus;

(b) Countering criminal enterprises, illicit financial flows and corrupt practices;

(c) Promoting the responsible use of new and emerging technologies to address crime and exploitation;

(d) Preventing and countering violent extremism and radicalization; (e) Promoting the rule of law and safeguarding access to justice.

(e) Promoting the rule of law and safeguarding access to justice.

As with its predecessor, the strategic priorities in the Strategic Programme Framework for the period 2023–2026 are aligned with Goal 16 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and are linked to several other Goals, most notably, Goals 2 to 6, 8, 9, 11, 14 and 15. 

ECOSOC Resolution on UNICRI's Work

On 7 June 2023, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) passed a resolution that acknowledges the role of the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Institute (UNICRI) as a valuable component of the UN system and contributor to the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 
The resolution encourages UNICRI to continue its efforts to advance evidence-based and data-centric approaches to address the global challenges of transnational organized crime in its many evolving dimensions and to promote the rule of law. 
The milestone resolution was tabled by the Vice President of ECOSOC and Chair of the Management Segment, H.E. Ambassador Paula Narváez Ojeda, Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations, and facilitated by the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations.  It is the first such resolution from an institutional level on the work of UNICRI since UNICRI was established in 1968.

Report of activities 2022

Report to Ecosoc 2022, Arabic

Report to Ecococ 2022, Chinese

Report to Ecosoc 2022, English

Report to Ecosoc 2022, French

Report to Ecosoc 2022, Russian

Report to Ecosoc 2022, Spanish


Report of activities 2021


Report of activities 2020

Report to Ecosoc 2020, Arabic



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Report of activities 2019



Report of activities 2018


Report of activities 2017


Report of activities 2016


Report of activities 2015