UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, welcomed a new UN Security Council resolution on trafficking in #CulturalProperty today.

"The resolution adopted by the Security Council addresses the vital issue of trafficking in cultural property as a source of terrorism financing, and also sets out ways of protecting cultural heritage during armed conflict where it is most vulnerable. This...
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LIVE NOW: Security Council to adopt resolution on protecting cultural heritage from terrorist groups and in situations of armed conflict.

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Security Council: Destruction and trafficking of cultural heritage by terrorist groups and in situations of armed conflict (7907th meeting)
#Nigeria continues to take important steps towards countering the terrorist threat facing the country. However, serious challenges still remain and, in response to that, Nigeria, UNODC, EU and CTED are continuing partnering to strengthen Nigeria's criminal justice measures against the terrorist threat of Boko Haram and to do so in compliance the rule of law and fully respecting human...
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From school to the workplace, from home to the community, prevention programmes result in happier and healthier children, families, schools and communities.

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Available now: UNODC's new publication, “Case Digest on Evidential Issues in Trafficking in Persons Cases”

The Case Digest aims to assist criminal justice practitioners worldwide in addressing recurring evidential issues that are typical to trafficking in persons cases. It has analysed 135 cases from 31 jurisdictions and provides the reader, based on these real cases tried, with a range of...
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#ASEAN countries have been benefiting from economic and infrastructure integration, but they have recently also had to consider the evolution of related challenges including the illegal movement and trafficking of persons, goods, and capital between countries.

In this context, Senior ASEAN region officials and diplomatic partners have gathered for a high-level conference in Bangkok to...
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"Together we have made a commitment under the international drug control conventions to the health and welfare of people and communities everywhere - an enduring promise to millions of children,women and men that we must uphold," UNODC Chief, Yury Fedotov, said at the closing of the 60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs #CND.

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#Fentanyl: The clandestine manufacture of fentanyl has risen to unprecedented levels and is linked to more than 5,000 overdose deaths in North America since 2013.

By scheduling two fentanyl precursors and a fentanyl analogue, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (#CND) is sending a clear message that it can help protect people's health and respond to the urgent needs of states, the Chair of 60th...
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Joint UNODC/World Health Organization (WHO) initiative addresses public health impact of community management of opioid overdose

Drug use and drug use disorders are a public health, developmental and security problem both in industrialized and developing countries.

Out of a total of more than 200,000 drug-related deaths in 2014, overdose deaths contribute to between roughly a third to a...
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Human trafficking thrives in countries where the rule of law is weak or non-existent, top United Nations officials today told the Security Council, calling on Governments to make better use of the tools created under the UN flag to stop the victimization of men, women and children.

"At a time of divisions in so many areas, this should be an issue that can unite us," Secretary-General António...
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#Nepal joins global initiative on human trafficking and migrant smuggling

The Government of Nepal, UNODC, and the European Union launched GLO.ACT - the Global Action to Prevent and Address Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants on the eve of the 107th International Women's Day.

GLO.ACT aims to prevent and address the two crimes within 13 strategically selected countries from...
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Less drug use, less violence and better school performance are some of the results of science-based prevention programmes.
Such programmes make it possible to save at least 30 times the amount of funds invested on health-care, social services and crime prevention.

It's important to #ListenFirst to the needs of children and youth and then, take action. You can start today: visit our website...
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#CND: Civil society is a crucial partner for UNODC's efforts to help countries tackle the world drug problem, UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, said today.

"Civil society's energy and experience enriches the sessions of the Commission on Narcotic drugs and represents a vital resource for the international community. The simple truth is: we need you," he said.

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In using education to promote a culture of lawfulness, UNODC's 'Education for Justice' (E4J) initiative held its latest Expert Group Meeting from 7-8 March.

Focussing on tertiary education, the meeting generated a set of practical recommendations to support stronger teaching in the fields of corruption, organized crime, trafficking in persons, smuggling of migrants, terrorism, cybercrime,...
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#CND: Alternative development can help farmers escape the poverty trap of illicit crop cultivation, but other factors are also involved, the head of UNODC Yury Fedotov said today.

"The transfer of skills and access to land, credit, and infrastructure, as well as marketing support and access to markets, while promoting environmental sustainability and community ownership are all necessary," he...
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#CND2017: UNODC's Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, meets at the UNODC Youth Forum with 42 outstanding young leaders in drug use prevention, health promotion, and youth empowerment.

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#LineUpLiveUp: Next phase of UNODC's youth crime prevention through sports outreach begins in Rio de Janeiro

This past week saw the start of phase two of UNODC's work in Brazil around using sports as a means to prevent crime, violence and drug use among youth. Following the start of the Office's 'Line Up Live Up' curriculum in Brasilia, which will deliver life skills training in vulnerable...
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#CND: UNODC Chief sets out global efforts being taken against illicit drugs

The efforts of UNODC against illicit drugs is helping to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as promote peace and security, UNODC Chief Yury Fedotov told a high-level audience in Vienna today.

"Alternative development is aimed at, not only reducing the cultivation of coca, opium poppy and...
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Drug trafficking is a global business that generates huge profits. The illicit financial flows that sustain this business, undermine the economies of Member States, heighten perceived and actual risks to direct foreign investment and the confidence of international development efforts.

In this regard, experts across regions recently got together to share experiences and best practices at the...
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