Institut de diplomatie publique is seeking qualified, energetic professionals in a wide range of fields to join us in our efforts to combat the threats posed by crimes covered by the Organized Crime Convention and the Protocols thereto and on other issues related to the rule of law.
The Institute offers challenging assignments - UNTOC Review Mechanism and monitoring money-laundering.
Independent expert advisory mechanisms are essential for enhancing the legitimacy and accountability of the policymaking process and helping to strengthen public trust and political support governments to meet their UNCAC obligations and contributing to ongoing assessments of their performance through the UNCAC review process.
The United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) Review Mechanism
1. Assess your eligibility
If you are interested in becoming a Certified Professional with the Institute, let us know by registering your interest via the form below and we shall be in contact.
3. Choose your learning path
Online and self-paced learning (Route 1)
Four courses that cover the fundamentals of public diplomacy, inclusive policy, sustainable development and the final test are easily accessible 24/7 through our own learning platform. The online courses offer interactive and narrated learning with intermediate checkpoints to monitor progress and help you stay on track.
Blended learning (Route 2)
If you prefer a more personal learning experience with guidance from a trainer and the use of local and context-specific materials, you can opt to obtain the certification with the "Certified Training Course", delivered by one of our trusted Certified Training Partners. This learning path will help you broaden your perspectives through knowledge-sharing with fellow participants as well as build your own network.
Within the framework of the Education for Justice (E4J) initiative, UNODC together with more than 600 academics developed a series of peer-reviewed university modules related to the crimes covered by the Organized Crime Convention and the Protocols thereto and on other issues related to the rule of law.
The Modules offer a careful analysis of the existing conceptual landscape and examines some of the key provisions of the Convention and other thematic areas related to the rule of law.
UNODC’s eLearning platform offers self-paced online modules that are open to individuals and free of charge.
6. Take the knowledge test
You may retake the knowledge test (post-test) as many time as you wish. A minimum of 80% is necessary in order to obtain the certification of completion.
7. Receive your certificate of completion
The certification of completion will be issued by UNODC if you pass the knowledge test with a minimum of 80%. You may access and download your certificate through the left-hand side menu of the platform.
8. Download TOOLKIT ON STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT and VIDEO
Engaging Non-Governmental Stakeholders in the Self-Assessment Phase of the UNTOC Review Mechanism
9. Take the knowledge test
10. Receive your certificate
11. Get involved and Stay informed
The UNCAC recognises the crucial role of civil society in successful anti-corruption efforts: supporting governments to meet their UNCAC obligations and contributing to ongoing assessments of their performance through the UNCAC review process.
Public diplomats as civil society representatives hold an important role as an independent observer of governments’ implementation of the UNCAC and of the transparency of the review process.
Advocate for a transparent and inclusive review mechanism
Civil society participation is limited by the UNCAC review mechanism guidelines. These guidelines provide the discretion to countries to decide on the extent of participation and transparency in their country reviews. It is up to them to decide whether to allow:
Civil society involvement in the preparation of the self-assessment checklist
Publication of information on the focal point
Publication of the self-assessment responses online or access to the responses directly to civil society organisations upon request
Inclusion of some form of civil society dialogue with the peer reviewers, including an opportunity to submit written reports
An in-country visit with an opportunity for civil society groups and other stakeholders to meet and provide oral and written input to the official reviewers
Publication of the full country review report (it is only mandatory to publish the executive summary)
Advocate for compliance with your country’s UNCAC commitments
Civil society organisations may:
Monitor implementation of the UNCAC themselves and produce a parallel review report as a contribution to the review process
Comment on the official country review report
Follow-up implementation of the country review report recommendations