UNICRI is deeply involved in the promotion of the UN Millennium Development Goals.
The Secretary-General has highlighted the need for the UN development System to deliver as one integrated entity. He has also urged the UN System to work together more effectively to support national efforts to achieve the internationally agreed development goals. In this regard UNICRI, as part of the UN System, is actively involved in following up with the Secretary-General’s indications.
Today underdevelopment generates crime and crime generates underdevelopment. The most vulnerable and exposed such as woman and children constantly pay the price of this vicious cycle.
UNICRI supports governments and the international community at large in tackling the threat of crime to development and stability and in strengthening human rights. Its mission is deeply embodied in the MDGs core objective.