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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 »

AFGHANISTAN / TRIANGULAR INITIATIVE

The head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) today praised counter-narcotics ministers from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran on a new agreement that will increase the exchange of information to tackle drug trafficking in the region. UNAMA

28 Nov 2011 | Read More »

UN / WORLD DRUG REPORT WRAP

The annual UN drug report says that global markets for cocaine, heroin and cannabis declined or remained stable, but there was a rise in production and abuse of prescription opioid drugs and new synthetic drugs. UNTV / FILE

23 Jun 2011 | Read More »

VIENNA / NICOLAS CAGE

UNODC’s Goodwill Ambassador actor Nicolas Cage speaks of the anguish of victims of organized crimes around the world including “heart wrenching” stories of the children he met during his recent trip to East Africa. UNODC

21 Oct 2010 | Read More »

UNODC / AFGHAN OPIUM SURVEY

The latest UN report on opium output in Afghanistan says that the drug has dropped by almost a half this year due to a crop disease but its value has soared. Afghanistan has produced an estimated 3,600 tonnes of opium this year, almost 50 percent of the 2009 output. FILE

30 Sep 2010 | Read More »

 

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