You are most welcome to the United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders (UNAFRI) web portal a one stop center for all information on the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders in the member countries, we believe your experience here will be one that will warrant your coming back over and over again.
UNAFRI, like its sister regional Institutes: HEUNI, ILANUD and UNAFEI; is mandated, inter alia, to promote the United Nations Crime Programme in Africa.
UNAFRI is a vital regional mechanism to coordinate regional cooperation and harmonise the provision of needed technical assistance through tailored activities in the field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Systems in Africa.
As the window of United Nations Crime Prevention strategies and framework to Africa, the Institute derives its legitimacy for its operations from the needs of Member States in Crime Prevention, particularly as Crime has been noted to be a major impediment to sustained social development.
Areas in which technical assistance is requested by Member States are hereafter summarized. The basis for UNAFRIs effective delivery of technical assistance relates to its affiliation, collaboration and partnership with other Agencies of crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, including the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network of Institutes.
The Network is a resourceful medium that has to explore ways of harmonising the technical assistance requested by Member States, by putting together the means at our disposal with a view to offering to the African region the needed technical assistance.
The continent appears more vulnerable to the devastating impact of crime on the development of the region, given its low technical capacities. Some parts of Africa are very fertile ground for National and Transnational Organised Crime.