Nine December is the International Anti-Corruption Day. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have since 2009 promoted global public campaigns to mark the International Anti-Corruption Day and make it a powerful day of action against corruption.
UNDP and UNODC wish to continue the mobilization of the public and strengthening state and non-state actors' commitment to address corruption through International Anti-Corruption Day Campaigns. Therefore, UNDP and UNODC wish to engage the youth in Egypt, through an open competition, to develop innovative social initiatives to address and fight corruption.[Read More]
14 November 2013. With the objectives of promoting the importance of HIV prevention and harm reduction interventions in limiting the growth of epidemics among people who inject drugs, and ensuring the positive and systematic engagement of law enforcement agencies in national harm reduction and HIV prevention responses, thirty [S1] representatives of law enforcement agencies, civil society and people who inject drugs as well as sister UN agencies joined together in a panel discussion. The panel discussion is jointly organized by UNODC, United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), International Development and Law Organisation (IDLO) and the Middle East and North Africa Harm Reduction Association (MENAHRA) and took place today in Beirut, Lebanon. [Read More]
In view of its geographical location overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the southern part of Europe, Algeria is a transit and destination country for thousands of men, women and children originating from sub-Saharan African countries and wishing to reach Europe or the Middle East. In the process, these migrants who enter Algeria illegally may fall prey to human trafficking rings and may be subjected to forced labour and domestic and/or sexual exploitation. The vulnerability resulting from their irregular status in the country undermines their access to the existing mechanisms of protection and assistance provided for in the Algerian domestic law. In this regard, the Algerian authorities are aware of the need to address this issue through an integrated approach which is consistent with the relevant provisions of the international instruments ratified by Algeria.[Read More]