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UN / WORLD DRUG PROBLEM

Senior United Nations officials called for a greater focus on development activities and alternative crops in countries where the tight grip of drug lords has disrupted peace, security and development, such as in Afghanistan and Myanmar. UNIFEED -UNTV

15 Jul 2014 | Read More »

MALI / LADSOUS ORGANIZED CRIME

UN head of peacekeeping Herve Ladsous and the director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Yury Fedotov are visiting Mali in a bid to step up efforts to fight organized crime in the country. MINUSMA

10 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / AFGHANISTAN

Addressing the Security Council via video link from Kabul today, the head of the United Nations (UN) mission in Afghanistan Jan Kubis said that the UN stands ready to assist Afghans in finding a way out of current crisis but it cannot "prepare solutions and decide on behalf of Afghans." UNIFEED-UNTV

25 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / NIGERIA DJINNIT

Fresh from his trip to Nigeria, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Office for West Africa, said that Boko Haram "is creating chaos" in some regions in the country" and noted that the UN is "working with the education system in Nigeria to see what the UN could provide in [...]

22 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / WEST AFRICA DRUG TRAFFICKING WRAP

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council that drug trafficking presents "an enormous challenge to peace, stability, economic and social development in West Africa and the Sahel." Ban said the latest estimates indicate that $1.25 billion of cocaine transits through West Africa each year. UNTV / FILE

18 Dec 2013 | Read More »

AFGHANISTAN / DRUGS

Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan rose to record levels this year with a 36 percent increase compared to last year, according to a new survey launched by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the Afghan Government. UNAMA

13 Nov 2013 | Read More »

UN / TRAFFICKING OF PERSONS

The Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, along with the head of the UN office against drugs and crime, Yuri Fedotov, and Oscar-winning actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador, Mira Sorvino, called today (13 May) for concrete actions to combat the trafficking in persons, a modern form of slavery that creates millions of victims, and whose profits in the [...]

13 May 2013 | Read More »

UN / JUVENILE JUSTICE

A new report on violence against children in the juvenile justice system says at least one million young people under the age of 18 are locked up worldwide, and many of them end up in prison because child protection systems have failed. UNTV

8 Oct 2012 | Read More »

UNODC / ORGANIZED CRIME

The annual turnover of transnational organized criminal activities such as drug trafficking, counterfeiting, illegal arms trade and the smuggling of immigrants is estimated at around $870 billion per year, the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said today (16 July), as part of a campaign aimed at raising awareness of the issue’s financial [...]

16 Jul 2012 | Read More »

UN / BORDER SECURITY

The Security Council today asked Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to report in six months’ time on the UN system’s work in combating trafficking of weapons, drugs, people and various illicit materials, with the aim of streamlining such efforts. UNTV / FILE

25 Apr 2012 | Read More »

 

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