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Trilateral cooperation between Japan, Russia and UNODC to support counter narcotics efforts of Afghanistan

VIENNA, 12 November (UN Information Service) – The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Afghanistan, Japan and the Russian Federation signed a declaration today, giving an overview of the past achievements and highlighting the new development of the Trilateral Cooperation between UNODC, Japan and Russia to support counter narcotics efforts of the Government …

UNODC Executive Director calls for renewed action against organized crime, human trafficking and illicit firearms through Palermo Convention

VIENNA, 15 October (UN Information Service) – Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, opened the ninth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime today, urging governments to strengthen cooperative action against shared challenges. The opening session was also addressed …

UNODC and ICAO sign partnership to strengthen airport security against crime, terrorist threats

VIENNA/LONDON, 2 May 2018 (UN Information Service) — The Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, and the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Fang Liu, signed a memorandum of understanding today to enhance the security of international air transport systems to counter transnational organized criminal …

UNODC and IOM launch new initiative to counter migrant smuggling

VIENNA, 28 March 2018 (UN Information Service) — Two United Nations agencies are joining forces to combat migrant smuggling. Today at the UN in Vienna, IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) organized an event centring on a Joint Platform on Countering Migrant Smuggling. Opening the …

UNODC launches Chuka video game to help girls break the silence on gender-based violence

VIENNA/MEXICO CITY, 9 March 2018 (UN Information Service) — The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has launched “Chuka, Break the Silence” – www.chukagame.com – a creative, bespoke video game helping young girls develop ways to respond to psychological, physical and sexual violence. By playing as the character Chuka, a 13-year old female YouTuber …

UN Security Council meeting on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts,

Remarks of the Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov: UN Security Council meeting on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts, focussing on preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons by Video Teleconference, 2 August 2017 VIENNA, 2 August (UN Information Service) – Allow me to begin by commending …