UNODC briefs Austrian Foreign Affairs Committee
UNODC is committed to supporting initiatives to promote integrity and good governance in sport, and to help safeguard major sporting events against #corruption, UNODC's Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, told those taking part in the 2 nd International Forum for Sport Integrity (IFSI), organized and hosted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

"UNODC recognizes the vital contribution...
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The Central African Convention for the Control of Small #Arms and Light Weapons, their Ammunition and all Parts and Components that can be used for their Manufacture, Repair and Assembly, also known as the #Kinshasa Convention, was adopted in 2010 by eleven signatories.

On 6 February 2017, the conditions for the entry into force of the instrument were met, after its ratification by #Angola....
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Recently, UNODC launched the first #Afghanistan Synthetic Drugs Assessment report.

The survey draws attention to the presence of synthetic #drugs in Afghanistan alongside the continued dominant presence of an illicit #opiate market. The main objective of this report is to offer some initial insights into the extent of synthetic drug production, use, and #trafficking in Afghanistan and to...
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#Thai Princess Becomes UNODC Goodwill Ambassador on the Rule of Law for Southeast Asia

Today, UNODC appointed Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of #Thailand as Goodwill Ambassador on the Rule of Law for Southeast Asia to raise the profile of, and support for, development efforts that address the impact of #crime on society, and that contribute to #justice reform. HRH Princess...
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An innovative and comprehensive educational approach, UNODC’s ‘Education for Justice’ (E4J) initiative is built around the idea that long-term approaches to countering crime and violence can only be achieved through the integration of crime prevention and criminal #justice into all levels of #education. Part of the #Doha Declaration Global Programme, the initiative is currently hosting a...
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Following the development of guidance material on the management of violent extremist prisoners and on prison-based rehabilitation programmes, UNODC's Justice Section hosted today more than 30 senior level #prison officials from around the #world, together with representatives from prison inspection mechanisms and other relevant partners, in order to review a checklist which will assist Member...
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UNODC promotes the #Marketplace, a joint UNODC-Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC) initiative for NGOs on #drug-related issues, Nairobi, Kenya.

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Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging #women and #girls in #science. Unfortunately, they continue to be excluded from participating fully in scientific fields. As part of raising awareness on this issue, the United Nations General Assembly declared 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

To mark the...
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#HumanTrafficking is modern day slavery. It occurs around the #world and is exacerbated by conflict, which increases demand for forced labor and sexual services and places refugees and IDPs in vulnerable situations. During human trafficking prevention month, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security interviewed experts about trafficking and its particular effect on #women in conflict....
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Human Trafficking in Conflict Zones

Human trafficking is modern day slavery. It occurs around the world and is exacerbated by conflict, which increases demand for forced labor and sexual servic...

Goodwill Ambassadors for UNODC have a wide range of talents and achievements from the world of art, science, sport, public service, and other fields. What they all have in common is a commitment to make the world a better place.
Join us to find out soon who will be the latest Goodwill Ambassador for UNODC. Thank you!
Happening now: 30 experts meet in #Vienna for 3 days to operationalise Nelson #Mandela Rules for more humane prison management.
The SHERLOC Newsletter is pleased to share with you the recent efforts to facilitate the dissemination of information regarding the implementation of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its three Protocols. This includes latest cases, legislation, literature, new features and more.

Check the latest issue (February 2017) at [ Link ] or get access to the...
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UNODC joined senior officials from #Europe and #Africa, in #Malta, from 8-9 February, to take stock of the progress made since the adoption of the action plan, as they acknowledged that the fight against networks of #migrant smugglers and #human traffickers needed to be stepped up through a stronger focus on measures aimed at tackling these crimes, including cross-border cooperation,...
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Recently, UNODC hosted the 2017 ACUNS #Vienna UN Conference to discuss how Vienna-based UN organizations are implementing the 2030 Agenda.

The conference brought together representatives of UN agencies, civil society, the diplomatic community, academia, and young people to discuss actions, potentials and challenges linked to the realization of the Agenda. Over 400 participants registered for...
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The wars, conflicts and violence driving children from their homes is not of their making. We must do whatever it takes #foreverychild.
Not migrant children.
Not refugee children.
Children are children.
UNODC's Deputy Executive Director, Aldo Lale-Demoz, arrived in #Bolivia to sign the Country Programme and conduct a series of high-level meetings with government authorities and the international community.

This new programmatic framework consolidates and deepens UNODC's technical and legal assistance in the areas of (1) coca and comprehensive development as well as (2) health and drug...
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The newly-constructed building for the State Forensics Centre under the Ministry of Justice, established with the assistance of UNODC, was officially inaugurated in Bishkek last week. The Centre is the main provider of forensic services in the #Kyrgyz Republic, handling 80 percent of all cases requiring forensic evidence. Until today, the Centre was located in a dilapidated building dating...
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Port Control Unit at Durres Port seizes 430kg of cannabis herb

Durres, #Albania - A major haul of contraband, 430 kg of cannabis herb, worth 645.000 euros, was seized from a truck in Durres Port.
The Port Control Unit (PCU) succeeded in seizing the consignment of the narcotics as they exercised a routine control and interviewing techniques to the driver of the truck.
Since its establishment,...
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