Weak rule of law and lack of good governance a major threat to development, says UNODC Executive Director
Bangkok (Thailand), 15 November 2013 - UNODC Executive Director Mr. Yury Fedotov said today that investments in justice systems and the rule of law were "pre-requisites" for long-term prosperity. Mr. Fedotov made his comments in his keynote speech at the inaugural Bangkok Dialogue on the Rule of Law, organized by Thailand's Institute of Justice."Weak rule of law and lack of good...[Read More]
New UNODC SE Asia regional programme addresses transnational organized crime and downsides of regional integration
Bangkok (Thailand), 14 November 2013 - The new UNODC Regional Programme for Southeast Asia and the Pacific was jointly launched today by UNODC Executive Director Mr. Yury Fedotov; HRH Princess Bajrakittiyabha Mahidol, Permanent Representative of Thailand to the UN in Vienna, and H.E. Mr. Chaikasem Nitisiri, Thailand's Minister of Justice. Launch attendees included key...[Read More]
Bangkok (Thailand), 19 November 2013 - To highlight the urgent need to address the illegal trade in wildlfe, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific today launched a wildlife crime public service announcement (PSA) to raise awareness among young Asians that the buying, selling, and consuming of protected species is illegal and finances...[Read More]
Bangkok (Thailand), 8 November 2013 - Methamphetamine remains the top illicit drug threat in East and Southeast Asia, according to a UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) report released today. Seizures of methamphetamine in both pill and crystalline forms reached record highs there in 2012, with 227 million methamphetamine pills seized - a 60 per cent increase from 2011...[Read More]
Wildlife crime: Don't be part of it!
The illicit trade of wildlife in Asia is worth billions of dollars a year. It fuels organized crime, corruption and violence. This new UNODC video vividly illustrates wildlife crime's tragic toll of destruction. It asks viewers to make a difference by changing their consumption habits today. You can drive change. Share this video today. Available in: English Mandarin Thai Vietnamese.
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