French voluntary contribution to UNODC
France has just provided the United Nations Office on drugs and crime –UNODC- with a 2.33 million Euros contribution.
This contribution demonstrates France’s interest in UNODC work to fight against drug trafficking and other transnational threats. It will enable the funding of technical cooperation projects to combat drugs trafficking and organized crime.
The activities that will be funded by France’s contribution are the following:
Thematic of drug trafficking: heroin trafficking (Paris Pact); strengthening regional law enforcement cooperation in the framework of the regional programme for Afghanistan and neighbouring countries; capacity building to strengthen the judicial systems in West Africa ; funding of the global containers program; fight against the traffic in chemical precursors.
Thematic of organized crime and corruption: activities of the Terrorism Prevention Branch aiming to reinforce the capacities of judges and prosecutors in West Africa; support to the implementation of the Palermo and Merida Conventions; funding the global programme against money laundering, global programme against the smuggling of migrants; combating the trafficking in persons.