Audio releases

Veronic Wright - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

2016-11-30 11:53:02.0

Veronic Wright - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against WomenAs part of West Africa Democracy Radio's coverage of the 16 days of activism to end violence against women, in partnership with the UN, journalist Sheriff Bojang Jrs interviews Veronic Wright, Senior Regional Legal Adviser at UNODC Regional Office for West and Central Africa.

On 'the prevention and prosecution of sexual and gender-based crime and protection of victims', Ms. Wright dwells on the challenges in investigating and prosecuting cases etc.

Lack of "large ransom" delays hostage release by Somali pirates

2016-10-31 10:17:36.0

 Lack of "large ransom" delays hostage release by Somali pirates. Image: UNLack of a "large ransom" delayed the release of 26 hostages held by Somali pirates for nearly five years, according to a representative from the UNODC. The hostages were crew members of the FV Naham 3, an Omani-flagged fishing vessel which had been hijacked by the Somali pirates, off the coast of the Seychelles in 2012. They were released on October 22 nd. Priyanka Shankar has been speaking to Alan Cole, the head of UNODC's Global Maritime Crime Programme, about their release.

Opium production surges by 43% in Afghanistan in 2016

2016-10-25 11:41:24.0

Opium production surges by 43% in AfghanistanOpium production in Afghanistan has increased by 43% according to a survey released on 23 October by the UNODC.

4800 metric tons of opium has been produced in the past year, compared to 3300 metric tons during the previous year.

According to the UNODC, the sudden increase is largely driven by a higher opium yield per hectare.

Priyanka Shankar spoke to Coen Bussink, the team leader of illicit crop monitoring at UNODC headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

Amado de Andrés about the Integrated Programme for Guatemala (Español)

2010-03-17 14:25:48.0

Amado de Andres, UNODC Team Leader for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean

Amado de Andrés, Team Leader de la UNODC para México, Centroamérica y el Caribe, habla con Norha Restrepo acerca del Programa Integrado para Guatemala, el cual fue lanzado en la Ciudad de Guatemala.

Entrevue avec Thomas Pietschmann: tendances mondiales du trafic de drogues

2009-06-24 16:02:38.0

Thomas PietschmannEntretien avec Thomas Pietschmann qui dévoile les dernières tendances mondiales du trafic de drogues. Il nous parle de saisies récentes ainsi que l'usage de la drogue chez les jeunes.

Interview with UNODC drug expert: Treating drug users reduces demand

2009-06-24 16:02:02.0

Ted LeggettTed Leggett talks about trafficking routes and how to improve drug control while uncovering latest drug trends from the World Drug Report 2009.

Interview with UNODC drug expert: A downward trend in major markets

2009-06-24 15:42:45.0

Thomas PietschmannThomas Pietschmann is revealing new statistics about drug markets and discussing the downward trend in major markets such as opium and cocaine.

Interview with Amphetamines type stimulant expert

2009-06-24 15:40:52.0

PodcastMatthew Nice discusses the rise in use and production of synthetic drugs as well as dangerous mixes of methamphetamine and ecstasy.

Interview with UNICEF on Day against Child Labour

2009-06-12 12:16:35.0

UNODC Podcast An estimated 200 million children in the world today are said to be involved in child labour. On June 12, the ILO celebrated the World Day Against Child Labour where this year's theme was "Give girls a chance". UNODC met with UNICEF representative in Austria and talked about the continuing challenges, with a focus on exploitation of girls in child labour.

The United States on behalf of the new Obama administration talks drug treatment

2009-03-12 14:16:02.0

Queen Silvia of Sweden discusses drug issues

2009-03-12 12:46:13.0

Evo Morales talks about the coca leaf

2009-03-12 12:20:15.0

Asian Group on drug issues

2009-03-12 11:55:05.0

The African Group tackles drug problems

2009-03-12 11:54:04.0

UNODC Executive Director addresses the assembly

2009-03-12 10:41:48.0

Chairperson introduces the high level segment

2009-03-12 10:38:22.0

Interview on trafficking in persons in Asia

2009-02-16 15:05:31.0

UNODC Podcast UNODC met with Alexia Taveau, Crime prevention expert, who participated in the making of the Trafficking in Persons report. Alexia whose main region of study was South East Asia, discusses how making this report was a major data collection exercise and what were the challenges in seeking information in South East Asia.

Research Expert talks about creating the Trafficking in Person's Report

2009-02-16 14:28:08.0

UNODC Podcast On February 12 th 2009, UNODC launched the Trafficking in persons report. A first of its kind, the report reflects the state of the world's response to human trafficking containing information from 155 countries and territories. UNODC met with Research Expert Fabrizio Sarrica, who discusses the report's findings and how it offers an unprecedented view of the scope of human trafficking and what is being done to fight it.

World Today UNODC

2009-01-05 18:20:01.0

Antonio Maria CostaUNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa talks about the highs and lows of the current drug market and what he expects for the up coming  year of 2009.  The interview, also evokes possible solutions to reduce drug consomption and drug production, especially to treat drug addiction as an illness.

Audio: World Drug Report 2008

2008-06-26 18:56:48.0

Listen to the findings of the World Drug Report 2008:

1. UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa explains to Preeta Bannerjee why the world drug containment is under threat (Duration: 4:41 -  Download)

 

UNODC's Annual Report (Spanish)

2008-06-09 15:06:44.0

Escuche un resumen del Informe Anual 2008 en español.

Duración: 11:20

Yaba - the 'crazy medicine' of East Asia

2008-05-23 12:17:41.0

UNODC's expert Jeremy Douglas talks about yaba - a tablet form of methamphetamine and powerful stimulant. Yaba is now the main form of methamphetamine abused in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia as well as Viet Nam and Myanmar, where it is typically manufactured.

Duration: 3:45

What is UN.GIFT?

2008-02-12 11:11:28.0

Troels VesterTroels Vester from UNODC's Anti-Human Trafficking Unit speaks about UN.GIFT.

Duration: 7:16


Radio spots - Support the Fight Against Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT)

2008-02-12 11:01:03.0

UN.GIFT A series of audio public service announcements has been produced within the framework of UN.GIFT. Using real-life examples from around the globe, these radio spots show that by joining forces action can be taken against this crime. UNODC encourages broadcasters around the world to support UN.GIFT by airing these PSAs.

PSA 1 - Victims can be freed from situations of exploitation (Duration: 0:30)

Emma Thompson: Elena's Story

2008-02-08 15:00:23.0

The JourneyThrough her work with victims of human trafficking, Emma Thompson felt inspired to take action. She said that Elena's story, 'somehow contained the seeds of a rebirth and also of a creative act that could be taken'. So, she joined forces with fellow artists to create "Journey".

Duration: 3:40

Anti-trafficking radio spot 1 featuring Goodwill Ambassador Julia Ormond

2008-02-04 00:06:00.0

Julia OrmondThe United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has released a new series of anti-human trafficking radio spots, featuring the voice of British actress and UNODC Goodwill Ambassador Julia Ormond. Ms Ormond, whose film credits include Legends of the Fall with Brad Pitt and Sabrina with Harrison Ford, became UNODC Goodwill Ambassador on Human Trafficking last December. The public service announcements are part of UNODC's efforts to raise awareness of the crime of human trafficking, which - as shown in a new UNODC report - affects virtually every country in the world.

Anti-trafficking radio spot 2 featuring Goodwill Ambassador Julia Ormond

2008-02-04 00:05:00.0

Julia OrmondThe United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has released a new series of anti-human trafficking radio spots, featuring the voice of British actress and UNODC Goodwill Ambassador Julia Ormond. Ms Ormond, whose film credits include Legends of the Fall with Brad Pitt and Sabrina with Harrison Ford, became UNODC Goodwill Ambassador on Human Trafficking last December. The public service announcements are part of UNODC's efforts to raise awareness of the crime of human trafficking, which - as shown in a new UNODC report - affects virtually every country in the world.

Anti-trafficking radio spot 3 featuring Goodwill Ambassador Julia Ormond

2008-02-04 00:04:00.0

Julia OrmondThe United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has released a new series of anti-human trafficking radio spots, featuring the voice of British actress and UNODC Goodwill Ambassador Julia Ormond. Ms Ormond, whose film credits include Legends of the Fall with Brad Pitt and Sabrina with Harrison Ford, became UNODC Goodwill Ambassador on Human Trafficking last December. The public service announcements are part of UNODC's efforts to raise awareness of the crime of human trafficking, which - as shown in a new UNODC report - affects virtually every country in the world.

Anti-trafficking radio spot 4 featuring Goodwill Ambassador Julia Ormond

2008-02-04 00:03:00.0

Julia OrmondThe United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has released a new series of anti-human trafficking radio spots, featuring the voice of British actress and UNODC Goodwill Ambassador Julia Ormond. Ms Ormond, whose film credits include Legends of the Fall with Brad Pitt and Sabrina with Harrison Ford, became UNODC Goodwill Ambassador on Human Trafficking last December. The public service announcements are part of UNODC's efforts to raise awareness of the crime of human trafficking, which - as shown in a new UNODC report - affects virtually every country in the world.

Anti-trafficking radio spot 5 featuring Goodwill Ambassador Julia Ormond

2008-02-04 00:02:00.0

Julia OrmondThe United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has released a new series of anti-human trafficking radio spots, featuring the voice of British actress and UNODC Goodwill Ambassador Julia Ormond. Ms Ormond, whose film credits include Legends of the Fall with Brad Pitt and Sabrina with Harrison Ford, became UNODC Goodwill Ambassador on Human Trafficking last December. The public service announcements are part of UNODC's efforts to raise awareness of the crime of human trafficking, which - as shown in a new UNODC report - affects virtually every country in the world.

Anti-trafficking radio spot 6 featuring Goodwill Ambassador Julia Ormond

2008-02-04 00:01:00.0

Julia OrmondThe United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has released a new series of anti-human trafficking radio spots, featuring the voice of British actress and UNODC Goodwill Ambassador Julia Ormond. Ms Ormond, whose film credits include Legends of the Fall with Brad Pitt and Sabrina with Harrison Ford, became UNODC Goodwill Ambassador on Human Trafficking last December. The public service announcements are part of UNODC's efforts to raise awareness of the crime of human trafficking, which - as shown in a new UNODC report - affects virtually every country in the world.

Act Against Corruption

2007-12-05 00:15:00.0

Stuart GilmanStuart Gilman, the head of UNODC's Global Programme against Corruption, talks about the "Act Against Corruption" campaign

(Duration: 5:28)

Act Against Corruption - corruption case study from Peru

2007-12-05 00:05:00.0

Stuart GilmanStuart Gilman, the head of UNODC's Global Programme against Corruption, talks about the corruption case study from Peru

(Duration: 3:05)

 

Act Against Corruption - StAR initiative

2007-12-05 00:00:00.0

Stuart GilmanStuart Gilman, the head of UNODC's Global Programme against Corruption, talks about the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative - StAR

(Duration: 8:36)

UNODC expert discusses human trafficking in Afghanistan

2007-11-25 03:30:00.0

Children in Afghanistan Afghanistan is a place of origin, transit and destination for victims of human trafficking.  The country currently has no specific law to deal with this crime, but legal drafters are working on Afghanistan's first Anti-Trafficking Law. Riikka Puttonen, a legal expert with the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit, discusses the trafficking situation in Afghanistan with Louise Potterton.

Duration: 8:35


World Drug Report 2007 - Drug addiction as a health problem

2007-11-25 00:05:00.0

Antonio Maria Costa The World Drug Report presents the most comprehensive statistical view of today's illicit drug situation.

UNODC's Executive Director, Antonio Maria Costa, speaks about the report:

Drug addiction as a health problem (Duration: 0:18)

World Drug report 2007 - The Golden Triangle

2007-11-25 00:01:00.0

Antonio Maria Costa The World Drug Report presents the most comprehensive statistical view of today's illicit drug situation.

UNODC's Executive Director, Antonio Maria Costa, speaks about the report:

The Golden Triangle (Duration: 0:35)

World Drug Report 2007 - The international drug economy

2007-11-25 00:00:00.0

Antonio Maria Costa The World Drug Report presents the most comprehensive statistical view of today's illicit drug situation.

UNODC's Executive Director, Antonio Maria Costa, speaks about the report:

The international drug economy (Duration: 0:43)

World Drug Report 2007 - Overview

2007-11-24 00:01:00.0

Thomas Pietschmann

Research expert Thomas Pietschmann on the World Drug Report (overview)

(Duration: 7:04)

World Drug Report 2007 - South America

2007-11-24 00:00:00.0

Thomas Pietschmann

Research expert Thomas Pietschmann on South America

(Duration: 2:14)

Drug Trafficking in West Africa

2007-10-30 17:50:42.0

Liberia Prison UNODC's Brian Taylor, Chief Anti-Trafficking Section, discusses drug trafficking in West Africa with Louise Potterton after attending the 17th Meeting of the Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies (HONLEA) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Duration: 7:02

Child trafficking in Vietnam

2007-10-29 16:02:00.0

Children in Viet Nam Children from Vietnam are being trafficked to the UK, where they're forced to work in cannabis factories. UNODC is working on projects in Vietnam to prevent human trafficking and is assisting the UK and Vietnamese police authorities in tackling this crime. Troels Vester, Crime Prevention Expert, discusses the issue with Louise Potterton.

 

Duration: 8:35


Afghanistan Opium Poppy Survey 2007

2007-10-28 15:35:00.0

Khogiani opium poppy filelds In the yearly Afghanistan opium survey, UNODC finds that opium production in Afghanistan has increased, although more provinces are now drug-free.

Anja Korenblick, UNODC Research Officer (Duration: 7:52)

HIV in prisons

2007-10-27 16:04:00.0

HIV/AIDS in prisons is a serious problem all over the world. UNODC has produced a document that gives guidance to governments on how to address this issue. The "Framework for an Effective National Response" suggests ways to prevent HIV transmission within prisons and provide care and treatment for HIV positive inmates - equivalent to that available to people in the community outside of prisons. Mark Shaw, UNODC Expert, discusses the issue.

Duration: 4:43

Radio spots: Drugs Are Not Child's Play campaign (2006)

2007-10-26 00:15:00.0

To mark the June 26 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in 2006, UNODC launched a campaign on the theme "Drugs are not child's play". The campaign is designed to inform young people and those who have a role in shaping their lives - parents, teachers and community leaders - about the dangers of drugs, and how to keep children away from them. As part of the campaign, UNODC has produced a number of radio spots, which are available to broadcasters around the world free-of-charge:
English: Spot 1 - Spot 2 - Spot 3 - Spot 4
French: Spot 1 - Spot 2 - Spot 3 - Spot 4
Spanish: Spot 1 - Spot 2 - Spot 3 - Spot 4
Portuguese: Spot 1 - Spot 2 - Spot 3 - Spot 4

HIV and injecting drug use

2007-10-26 00:15:00.0

Around ten percent of all new HIV infections worldwide are due to injecting drug use. But in some regions it's now the main route of HIV transmission - accounting for over 80 per cent of all HIV cases. Christian Kroll, UNODC Global Coordinator for HIV/AIDS, speaks about HIV and injecting drug use.

(Duration: 5:20)

Drugs? Ask the experts: Promo

2007-10-26 00:06:00.0

Have you ever wondered why cannabis is more dangerous for you than cigarettes? Whether you can become addicted to ecstasy or overdose on cocaine? Or what makes heroin such a dangerous drug? These questions and more are answered in the series Drugs? Ask the experts. UNODC has teamed up with a group of international teenagers to put their questions to the experts. In this series of interviews we put cannabis, ecstasy, cocaine and heroin under the spotlight. And talk frankly about the production, trafficking, and damaging effects of these illegal drugs.

Drugs? Ask the experts: Intro

2007-10-26 00:05:00.0

UNODC PodcastHave you ever wondered why cannabis is more dangerous for you than cigarettes? Whether you can become addicted to ecstasy or overdose on cocaine? Or what makes heroin such a dangerous drug? These questions and more are answered in the series Drugs? Ask the experts. UNODC has teamed up with a group of international teenagers to put their questions to the experts. In this series of interviews we put cannabis, ecstasy, cocaine and heroin under the spotlight. And talk frankly about the production, trafficking, and damaging effects of these illegal drugs.

Drugs? Ask the experts: Cannabis

2007-10-26 00:04:00.0

CannabisHave you ever wondered why cannabis is more dangerous for you than cigarettes? Whether you can become addicted to ecstasy or overdose on cocaine? Or what makes heroin such a dangerous drug? These questions and more are answered in the series Drugs? Ask the experts. UNODC has teamed up with a group of international teenagers to put their questions to the experts. In this series of interviews we put cannabis, ecstasy, cocaine and heroin under the spotlight. And talk frankly about the production, trafficking, and damaging effects of these illegal drugs.

Drugs? Ask the experts: Ecstasy

2007-10-26 00:03:00.0

Have you ever wondered why cannabis is more dangerous for you than cigarettes? Whether you can become addicted to ecstasy or overdose on cocaine? Or what makes heroin such a dangerous drug? These questions and more are answered in the series Drugs? Ask the experts. UNODC has teamed up with a group of international teenagers to put their questions to the experts. In this series of interviews we put cannabis, ecstasy, cocaine and heroin under the spotlight. And talk frankly about the production, trafficking, and damaging effects of these illegal drugs.

Drugs? Ask the experts: Cocaine

2007-10-26 00:02:00.0

Have you ever wondered why cannabis is more dangerous for you than cigarettes? Whether you can become addicted to ecstasy or overdose on cocaine? Or what makes heroin such a dangerous drug? These questions and more are answered in the series Drugs? Ask the experts. UNODC has teamed up with a group of international teenagers to put their questions to the experts. In this series of interviews we put cannabis, ecstasy, cocaine and heroin under the spotlight. And talk frankly about the production, trafficking, and damaging effects of these illegal drugs.

Drugs? Ask the experts: Heroin

2007-10-26 00:01:00.0

Have you ever wondered why cannabis is more dangerous for you than cigarettes? Whether you can become addicted to ecstasy or overdose on cocaine? Or what makes heroin such a dangerous drug? These questions and more are answered in the series Drugs? Ask the experts. UNODC has teamed up with a group of international teenagers to put their questions to the experts. In this series of interviews we put cannabis, ecstasy, cocaine and heroin under the spotlight. And talk frankly about the production, trafficking, and damaging effects of these illegal drugs.

Radio spot: You Can Stop Corruption campaign (2005) - Part 1

2007-10-25 00:07:00.0

To mark the UN Anti-Corruption Day (9 December) in 2005, UNODC produced series of radio spots available in English (US), English (UK), French and Spanish.

Listen in English (UK)

Radio spot: You Can Stop Corruption campaign (2005) - Part 2

2007-10-25 00:06:00.0

You can stop CORRUPTIONTo mark the UN Anti-Corruption Day (9 December) in 2005, UNODC produced series of radio spots available in English (US), English (UK), French and Spanish.

Listen in English (UK)

Radio spot: You Can Stop Corruption campaign (2005) - Part 3

2007-10-25 00:05:00.0

You can stop CORRUPTIONTo mark the UN Anti-Corruption Day (9 December) in 2005, UNODC produced series of radio spots available in English (US), English (UK), French and Spanish.

Listen in English (UK)

Radio spot: You Can Stop Corruption campaign (2005) - Part 4

2007-10-25 00:04:00.0

You can stop CORRUPTIONTo mark the UN Anti-Corruption Day (9 December) in 2005, UNODC produced series of radio spots available in English (US), English (UK), French and Spanish.

Listen in English (UK)

Radio spot: You Can Stop Corruption campaign (2005) - Part 5

2007-10-25 00:03:00.0

You can stop CORRUPTIONTo mark the UN Anti-Corruption Day (9 December) in 2005, UNODC produced series of radio spots available in English (US), English (UK), French and Spanish.

Listen in English (UK)

Radio spot: You Can Stop Corruption campaign (2005) - Part 6

2007-10-25 00:02:00.0

You can stop CORRUPTIONTo mark the UN Anti-Corruption Day (9 December) in 2005, UNODC produced series of radio spots available in English (US), English (UK), French and Spanish.

Listen in English (UK)

Radio spot: You Can Stop Corruption campaign (2005) - Part 7

2007-10-25 00:01:00.0

You can stop CORRUPTIONTo mark the UN Anti-Corruption Day (9 December) in 2005, UNODC produced series of radio spots available in English (US), English (UK), French and Spanish.

Listen in English (UK)

Female prisoners in Afghanistan - Tomris Atabay, prison reform expert

2007-10-24 16:01:00.0

UNODC has carried out a study among female prisoners in Afghanistan to assess their chances of social reintegration upon release from prison. Tomris Atabay is a prison reform expert and author of the study. She said that there is currently very little post-release support for female prisoners in Afghanistan (duration: 8:56).

Afghanistan Opium Survey 2007 (English) - Anja Korenblik, UNODC research officer

2007-10-24 15:51:10.0

Anja KorenblikIn the yearly Afghanistan opium survey, UNODC finds that opium production in Afghanistan has increased, although more provinces are now drug-free (duration: 7:52).

Why should we care about cannabis?

2006-06-26 00:00:00.0

Cannabis is now considerably more potent than a few decades ago, and evidence that cannabis-use can cause serious mental illness is mounting. The drug is used by an estimated 162 million people annually - and consumption is on the increase. Ted Leggett, lead author of UNODC's 2006 World Drug Report 2006 special chapter on cannabis, explains why we should care about its pernicious effects.

Duration: 5:01