The Global Action to Prevent and Address Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants (GLO.ACT), a four-year joint initiative by the European Union (EU) and UNODC, was launched in Islamabad, Pakistan on Wednesday.

In addition to the project, a public awareness campaign on the topic was launched, co-funded by Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the... View more »
The Global Action to Prevent and Address Trafficking in Persons and the

Pakistan joins UNODC global initiative against human trafficking and migrant smuggling

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Under the Regional Programme entitled "Making the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region Safer from Crime and Drugs", UNODC and the bloc assist Member States in policy development and legislation review in line with international norms and standards, capacity building of criminal justice practitioners, infrastructure development, and cross-border cooperation.

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Under the Regional Programme entitled "Making the Southern African Development C

UNODC-SADC Regional Programme holds annual review meeting to reflect on progress in tackling crime and drugs

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Each year on 18 July, South Africans and people living across the world are encouraged to do 67 minutes of good in celebration of the life and principles of Nelson Mandela: 18 July, marking the birthday of the late icon, and 67 minutes to represent 67 years of his life spent in public service.

UNODC Southern Africa joined the movement and highlighted the power of #sport for social good on... View more »
Each year on 18 July South Africans and people living across the

UNODC Southern Africa highlights the power of sport for social good this Nelson Mandela International Day

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In 2016, #coca bush cultivation increased 14% in #Bolivia compared to the previous year, according to the latest Coca Crop Monitoring Survey launched today in La Paz by UNODC and the Bolivian Government.

In this period, the surface under cultivation increased from 20,200 hectares (ha) to 23,100 ha, following five years of continuous reduction (2011-2015).
In 2016 coca bush cultivation increased 14 in Bolivia compared to the

UNODC Monitoring Survey reports 14 per cent increase of coca bush cultivation in Bolivia during 2016

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According to the World Drug Report of 2017, West Africa's role in global #drug trafficking is becoming a growing concern. In the Sahel region, drug trafficking is intrinsically linked to terrorism as drug proceeds are often used to finance related activities.

Having organized 10 sessions on investigation and drug identification techniques, UNODC continues to provide trainings to the law... View more »
According to the World Drug Report of 2017 West Africa's role in

UNODC helps Mali strengthen capacity to tackle drug trafficking

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Since 2010, the United Nations has celebrated today as Nelson Mandela International Day to recognize the birthday of South Africa's former President and his outstanding contribution to a culture of #peace and #freedom.

For UNODC, #MandelaDay is also a time to draw attention to the more than 10 million prisoners worldwide as well as to the work of those entrusted with their safe, secure and... View more »
Since 2010 the United Nations has celebrated today as Nelson Mandela International

On Nelson Mandela International Day, UNODC highlights the plight of prisoners and the continued need for prison reform

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It's #MandelaDay!

UNODC Chief, Yury Fedotov, calls on everyone to reflect on prisoner rights and on #NelsonMandelaRules.

"Prisoners should never be ignored in efforts to strengthen the rule of law, improve criminal justice systems and make societies resilient to the ravages of drugs, crime, corruption and terrorism," Mr. Fedotov said.
It's MandelaDay UNODC Chief Yury Fedotov calls on everyone to reflect on

Statement of UNODC Executive Director on Nelson Mandela Day

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2016 #Colombia Cultivation Survey was released today, showing an increase of 52% coca cultivation area - from 96,000 hectares (ha) in 2015 to 146,000 ha in 2016.
2016 Colombia Cultivation Survey was released today showing an increase of 52

New UNODC report: Coca crops in Colombia increase over 50 per cent in one year

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UNODC has received a generous contribution from the Government of Norway – 18 million NOK – 18,000,000 for its General Purpose Fund.

Jean-Luc Lemahieu, UNODC Director of Policy Analysis and Public Affairs, exchanged letters with Ambassador Bente Angell-Hansen, Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations (Vienna), today in #Vienna.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to #Norway for... View more »
UNODC has received a generous contribution from the Government of Norway –

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Tackling illicit financial flows and money laundering is a core element of UNODC's efforts in combatting #drug trafficking and transnational organized #crime in #Afghanistan, and more widely in West and Central Asia.

To support Member States in investigating financial crimes, UNODC's Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries recently organized an inter-regional training... View more »
Tackling illicit financial flows and money laundering is a core element of

UNODC organizes inter-regional training course on reducing risks from the abuse of money and value transfer services

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According to the United Nations' estimates, the illegal trade in #wildlife is the world's 4th most lucrative crime.

It has driven some of iconic species to near-extinction while undermining national security and development efforts, threatening the livelihoods of rural communities, and putting entire ecosystems at risk.

Uniting to combat this crime, legal and justice officials from 22... View more »
According to the United Nations' estimates the illegal trade in wildlife is

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“Our priority is prevention - prevention of conflict, of the worst effects of natural disasters, and of other manmade threats to the cohesion and wellbeing of societies,” says United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.

Find out how UNODC and the United Nations Vienna family are helping to prevent #terrorism and #crime, promote #HumanRights and the rule of law, and foster sustainable... View more »
“Our priority is prevention prevention of conflict of the worst effects of

The UN in Vienna works to prevent conflict and disasters

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UNODC's Education for Justice (#E4J) initiative is currently accepting applications for funding from institutions that are interested in creating non-electronic games to educate secondary level students (aged 13-18) on the issues of crime prevention, criminal justice and rule of law.

Civil society organizations, academic and/or research institutions from any region of the world may apply for... View more »
UNODC's Education for Justice E4J initiative is currently accepting applications

E4J call for proposals: funding for the development of non-electronic games

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According to recent statistics, one in every five young girls is sexually abused as a child while 33 per cent of women has been beaten, coerced into sex or abused - most often by someone they know.

With a view to strengthening regional cooperation in addressing gender-based violence from a criminal justice perspective, a two-day regional gender-based workshop was recently organized by UNODC... View more »
According to recent statistics one in every five young girls is sexually

UNODC continues to combat gender-based violence, meets SADC to strengthen cooperation on criminal justice

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The Vienna International Centre: headquarters of UNODC and other international o

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Under the #Education4Justice initiative of Doha Declaration Global Programme, UNODC and Africa Teen Geeks have established a partnership to host a Hackathon at the end of July: #Hack4Justice. It will in particular challenge African youth at the secondary level to develop mobile and online games and apps dealing with crime issues in South Africa. The young participants will use their coding... View more »
Under the Education4Justice initiative of Doha Declaration Global Programme UNOD

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Network will endeavour to harmonise data collection on trafficking in persons, conduct joint awareness raising, strengthen cooperation in victim identification and assistance, and support mutual legal assistance in investigation and prosecution of #HumanTrafficking offences.
Network will endeavour to harmonise data collection on trafficking in persons conduct

Southern Africa: UNODC launches network to combat human trafficking

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