Statement of the UNODC Executive Director on United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons - 30 July 2016

Human trafficking is a parasitic crime that feeds on vulnerability, thrives in times of uncertainty, and profits from inaction. While the international community struggles with what UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called the biggest refugee and migration crisis since World War II, human traffickers and migrant smugglers are taking advantage of misery to turn a profit. Read more

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Study of coca crops in Colombia recorded significant increase, going from 69,000 hectares in 2014 to 96,000 in 2015

Bogota, July 8, 2016. The last Monitoring Report on Affected Territories by Illicit Crops in Colombia, elaborated by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime -UNODC- in collaboration with the National Government, released today, reports an increase of 39 percent, by going from 69,000 hectares in 2014 to 96,000 hectares in 2015. Read more

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR STATEMENT UNODC Chief issues statement praising peace accord signed by the Colombian government and FARC-EP

Vienna 24 June 2016 - On behalf of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), I warmly welcome news that the Colombian government has signed an accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP) introducing a bilateral ceasefire agreement. I hope this will lead to a new era of lasting peace and prosperity for the Colombian people, as well as assist in ongoing efforts to reduce coca cultivation and production of cocaine in the country. Read more.

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