The present report of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute was prepared pursuant to a decision of the Board taken at its meeting held on 25 and 26 October 2017 to report to the Economic and Social Council, through the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. The report contains information on the work of and the results achieved by the Institute, in accordance with its Statute (Council resolution 1989/56, annex).
The Institute contributes to socioeconomic development, increased security and the protection of human rights by designing practical models and systems aimed at providing support for policy formulation, implementation and evaluation.
The work undertaken by UNICRI in 2017 was funded exclusively from voluntary contributions. Its primary donors were Canada, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Thailand, the United States of America, the European Commission, the European Union, and several private companies, foundations and international organizations.
The present report of the Board of Trustees contains a summary of the work completed during 2017 and is organized into the following three thematic areas:
UNICRI has a broad impact at the country, regional and international levels, and the beneficiaries of its technical assistance are wide-ranging. Its programme of activities is delivered through UNICRI headquarters in Turin, Italy, and an extended network of offices, including a liaison office in Rome, project offices in Brussels and Geneva and the centres of excellence on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear risk mitigation in Abu Dhabi, Algiers, Amman, Manila, Nairobi, Rabat, Tashkent and Tbilisi.