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.

 

 

You’re invited to a reception showcasing the work of the UN OCHA Centre for Humanitarian Data’s inaugural class of Data Fellows!

The event will take place from 16:00 – 17:30 on Thursday, 26 July at the The Hague Humanity Hub. The Data Fellows will present the outcomes of their research projects and then participate in a moderated discussion on data in the humanitarian sector with Ben Parker, Senior Editor at IRIN News.

Light refreshments including beer and wine will be served. We look forward to seeing you!

Registration is required no later than Friday, 20 July by emailing centrehumdata@un.org.