The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) contributes to global peace and security, human rights and sustainable development by making the world safer from drugs, crime, corruption and terrorism by working for and with Member States. UNODC recognizes the importance of integrating gender aspects in its efforts to strengthen crime prevention, enhance justice, address organized crime, ensure a balanced response to drugs, improve the rule of law and bolster resilience.
Ms. Helin Herlbauer is a qualified lawyer working with the UNOV/UNODC Gender Team. She supports efforts to promote and mainstream gender equality throughout UNODC publications, programmes, policies, and initiatives, including through raising awareness about gender aspects of UNODC’s mandate areas and supporting the development of capacity building and tools to integrate gender considerations effectively.
As part of UN Women Austria Round Table, Ms. Herlbauer will look at the gendered nature of organized crime and will also provide an overview of UNOV/UNODC institutional mechanisms for gender mainstreaming and the role of the UNOV/UNODC Gender Team.