This document has been prepared by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, in conjunction with the seven South Eastern European countries/territory.
This Regional Programme document outlines the proposed strategic scope of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) work, cooperation and partnership in South Eastern Europe from 2016 to 2019. The Regional Programme has been designed and developed through an inclusive and participatory process engaging over seventy five national officials and experts to ensure their input, support and, ultimately, the countries’ ownership of the initiative. Throughout these consultations, the added value of UNODC was reiterated by the Member States from the region as well as by regional organizations. The Regional Programme also duly takes into consideration the experience of the previous Regional Programme (2012-2015) in terms of relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and impact; the lessons learned and best practices identified; recommendations formulated by the Mid-Term In-Depth Evaluation of the Regional Programme for South Eastern Europe (released in May 2015); and international community support and funding prospects based on the principles of common and shared responsibility.