For over 40 years, Crime Stoppers International (CSI), the global authority on anonymous reporting and member of the Humanity Hub, has been administering safe reporting platforms which empower communities around the world to take an active role in assisting law enforcement solve and prevent crime.

Cumulatively, over 1 million criminals have been arrested and in excess of US$10 billion worth of illicit and stolen products have been seized by law enforcement as a direct result of information provided to affiliated Crime Stoppers chapters around the world.

For CSI to advance its mission and to lend its direct support to the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goal 16, the CSI Governing Board CSI will ratify a declaration, to be known as The Hague Accord, on 31 October 2018 at the 39th Annual Crime Stoppers International Conference, in The Hague, The Netherlands – fittingly, the internationally recognised city of peace and justice.

The Hague Accord is a series of actions that Crime Stoppers International (CSI) will undertake to promulgate the concept of anonymous reporting worldwide, especially targeting transnational organized crime.  The effort needed to combat transnational organized crime through anonymous reporting networks requires a coordinated global response.  In order to help in this struggle, CSI seeks to raise its profile and obtain the backing of law enforcement, governments, academia, business, media and civil society.

CSI hereby calls on governments, law enforcement, academia, media, major corporations and businesses, and the not-for-profit sector, who share a desire to see citizens empowered to genuinely help solve and prevent crime in their communities, to become a signatory to The Hague Accord.

Agencies and organizations interested in being signatories to The Hague Accord are asked to express such by sending an email to csi@csiworld.org  no later than 11.59pm CET on October 29th 2018.