20 October 2005

Media Advisory

NGOs from Central and South-Eastern Europe to Discuss Fight Against Human Trafficking, Urban Crime and Corruption

VIENNA, 20 October (UN Information Service) -- More than 80 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from 20 countries from Central and South-Eastern Europe will meet at the Vienna International Centre (Conference Room III, C building, 7th floor) on 27 and 28 October 2005 to share their experiences in preventing human trafficking, urban crime and corruption.

This Regional Crime Prevention Forum for NGOs is organized by the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in consultative relationship with the United Nations (CONGO), in close collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the City of Vienna. This seminar is part of a series of regional consultations that CONGO has been undertaking in other regions (Africa, Asia and Latin America) as part of its outreach programme. It aims at establishing a regional network among NGOs to work in partnership with the United Nations, other international and regional organizations and national governments to promote effective crime prevention.

The programme includes high-level speakers from the three organizing bodies as well as the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and various NGOs working in crime prevention. It can be viewed on http://www.unodc.org/unodc/event_2005-10-27_1.html

Media Arrangements

The meeting is open to the media.

Accreditation: Journalists without United Nations (Vienna) accreditation who wish to attend the Forum  should send a request on agency letterhead to Veronika Crowe-Mayerhofer email: veronika.crowe-mayerhofer@unvienna.org  

For further information on the Forum, or inquiries regarding media interviews, please contact:

Friedrich Gehart
CONGO Vice-President
Tel. 0664 3363114
Email: congovie@ngocongo.org


Mirella Dummar Frahi,
Civil Affairs Officer, UNODC
Tel. 26060 5583
Email: mirella.frahi@unodc.org

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