The current world situation regarding the use and trafficking of drugs will be addressed at a series of meetings and events starting on Thursday, 13 March 2014, at the United Nations headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Member States will open discussions with the High-Level Review of the 2009 Political Declaration and Plan of Action which will focus on the reduction of both supply and demand of drugs, together with financial and judicial aspects crucial to addressing this issue.[Read More]
UNODC together with a coalition of civil society organizations and government representatives, met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 24 to 27 February at an anti-corruption workshop. The main focus of the event, attended by some 55 anti-corruption practitioners was the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and the review mechanism set up for this purpose.[Read More]
UNWTO, UNODC and UNESCO launch anti-trafficking campaign: 'Your Actions Count – Be a Responsible Traveller'
UNODC, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have joined forces to promote a global campaign urging travellers to support the fight against a number of forms of trafficking. The Campaign was presented to the tourism sector at the 2014 International Tourism Bourse (ITB) in Berlin.[Read More]