Multi-Stakeholder Workshop on the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)


Deadline:  6 July 2018
Open to: Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) based in the Southeast European Region
Venue: 24-27 September 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia

Description

Over the last 25 years, UNODC has played a leading role in assisting Member States to develop and implement drug control policies, including policies of alternative development. Alternative development continues to be the principal method used by Member States and UNODC to address illicit drug crop cultivation. UNODC's concept of alternative development centres around the understanding that drug crop growing areas are mostly areas where isolation and poverty are inherent and where farmers cultivate illicit drug crops because they are unable to obtain sufficient income from legal activities due to lack of markets, conflict, marginal land and absence of basic infrastructures. Alternative development aims to provide sustainable livelihoods to communities that cultivate illicit drug crops. UNODC's alternative development interventions also target communities that have stopped illicit cultivation but which used to cultivate illicit drug crops in the past or are vulnerable to starting illicit cultivation in the future.

The engagement of civil society in the fight against corruption is crucial in preventing and combating this global plague. This application form targets Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)[1] and relevant stakeholders working on good governance and transparency that wish to be trained on UNCAC and its review mechanism. The four-day workshop will provide participants with substantive expertise on UNCAC provisions, enabling them to contribute to the review alongside governments and other relevant stakeholders.

[CSOs are defined as not-for-profit organizations including Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), community groups, trade unions, indigenous groups, charitable organizations, faith-based organizations, professional associations and foundations. Business is not included in this category.

Eligibility

Mandatory requirements for eligibility:

  1. CSOs must be based in the Southeast European region, particularly (but not exclusively) from: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Moldova, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia.
  2. Experience in conducting monitoring, legal analysis, drafting reports, working with the private sector, advocacy, and the organization’s potential to make useful contributions to the review process and follow-up activities;
  3. Good working knowledge of English;
  4. Other elements such as geographical balance across the region, diverse ideological and professional backgrounds; gender, ethnic and social diversity will also be considered in the final selection of participants.

Only Civil Society Organizations can apply. Please note that only one representative per organization will receive funding. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis. If your organization corresponds to these criteria and requires financial support to develop knowledge and skills to actively work with governments and the private sector on anti-corruption activities, we invite you to complete this application form.

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia should be understood in the context of the UN Security Council resolution 817 par 2.

*This designation is without prejudice on status, and is in line with UNSC 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

Costs

Selected participants will only be reimbursed amounts determined by the United Nations. Expenses beyond these amounts will be the sole responsibility of the participant. 

Application

Fill in the below Application Form and send it along with the CV of the person who would be attending the training to unodc-ngounit@un.org before 6 July  2018. Kindly note that only complete applications with both documents received before 6 July 2018 will be eligible.

In order to apply, register HERE.

The official web-page.