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The Road to Kyoto podcast is a series of discussions with leading experts in organized crime ahead of the UN Crime Congress in Kyoto, Japan. The Congress was due to take place in April 2020 but has been postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

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The Road to Kyoto podcast is a series of discussions with leading experts in organized crime ahead of the UN Crime Congress in Kyoto, Japan. The Congress was due to take place in April 2020 but has been postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

    GI Network Members' Messages to the Crime Congress

    GI Network Members' Messages to the Crime Congress

    In this episode Ian is joined by a selection of distinguished guests and members of the GI Network of experts. They will discuss the current global state of organized crime, in the context of the quinquennial Congress, and the more recent developments as a result of COVID-19.
    The podcast will also analyse the current framework of international responses to issues of concern to the Experts, and make suggestions on what should be the key issues and recommendations discussed by governments and civil society at the Congress. The recording is scheduled to last one hour.
    Presenter: https://twitter.com/IanTennant9 (Ian Tennant), https://globalinitiative.net/profile/ian-tennant/ (Fund Manager, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime)
    Guests:
    https://twitter.com/Marika_McAdam (Marika McAdam), https://globalinitiative.net/profile/marika-mcadam/ (International Legal and Policy Advisor).
    https://twitter.com/johngithongo (John Githongo), https://globalinitiative.net/profile/john-githongo/ (CEO of Inuka Kenya Ni Sisi.)
    https://twitter.com/LuciaDammert (Lucia Dammert), https://globalinitiative.net/profile/lucia-dammert/ (Professor of International Relations at Universidad de Santiago de Chile.)
    https://twitter.com/DrJayAlbanese (Jay Albanese), https://globalinitiative.net/profile/jay-albanese/ (Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and Co-Founder of Criminologists without Borders.)
    Useful Links
    https://globalinitiative.net/initiatives/un-toc-watch/ (UNTOC Watch)
    http://www.un-congress.org/ (UN Crime Congress)
    https://globalinitiative.net/ (Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime)

    • 44 min
    UNTOC: The Conference of Parties

    UNTOC: The Conference of Parties

    Ian takes a look back at the first major UN Conference on organized crime to have taken place this year – the Conference of Parties to the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime – the UNTOC.
    He will consider what implications this Conference had for the upcoming Crime Congress, the broader international response to organized crime, and the place of civil society within those discussions.
    Presenter: https://twitter.com/IanTennant9 (Ian Tennant), https://globalinitiative.net/profile/ian-tennant/ (Fund Manager, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime)
    Reading: https://globalinitiative.net/analysis/untoc_cop_10/ (The 10th UN Conference of Parties to the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime: What happened and what comes next?)
    From the Faces of Assassination to Deep Dive: Exploring Organized Crime and Africa and the Global Illicit Economy to The Impact: Coronavirus and Organized Crime - all podcasts from the GI are available https://globalinitiative.net/multimedia/?content_type=podcastandregion=andinitiatives=andobservatory= (here) or wherever you else you may listen.

    • 11 min
    Voices of Resilience

    Voices of Resilience

    The Global Initiative has always championed the community leaders and civil society groups and activists who face the damage caused by organized crime at the local level. In this episode, we will hear some of those voices.
    All of the people you will hear from are beneficiaries of the Global Initiative’s Resilience Fund, which supports exactly these kind of groups and individuals as they seek to build their community’s resilience against criminal governance.
    Presenter: https://globalinitiative.net/experts/ian-tennant/ (Ian Tennant)
    https://resiliencefund.globalinitiative.net/ (Global Initiative Resilience Fund)

    • 25 min
    Considering Criminal Justice Governance at the UN

    Considering Criminal Justice Governance at the UN

    https://globalinitiative.net/experts/ian-tennant/ (Ian Tennant) is joined by https://globalinitiative.net/experts/ugljesa-ugi-zvekic/ (Ambassador Ugi Zvekic), Permanent Observer Office of the European Public Law Organization to United Nations in Vienna and Senior Advisor at the https://globalinitiative.net/ (Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime.)
    They dicuss criminal justice governance at the UN.

    • 14 min
    Penal Reform International

    Penal Reform International

    This week https://globalinitiative.net/experts/ian-tennant/ (Ian) is joined by https://twitter.com/livirope?lang=en (Olivia Rope), the Director of Policy and International Advocacy at https://www.penalreform.org/ (Penal Reform International.)
    https://globalinitiative.net/ (Global Initiative)
    https://globalinitiative.net/the-road-to-kyoto/ (Road to Kyoto)

    • 12 min
    The UN and Cybercrime

    The UN and Cybercrime

    This week, Ian will be discussing cybercrime with Neil Walsh, the Chief of the Cybercrime, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism Department at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
    https://globalinitiative.net/ (Global Initiative)
    Presenter: https://globalinitiative.net/experts/ian-tennant/ (Ian Tennant)
    Guest: https://twitter.com/NeilWalsh_UN?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (Neil Walsh)
    https://twitter.com/UN__Cyber (UN Cybercrime)
    https://www.unodc.org/ (UNODC)

    • 17 min

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