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  • Trafficking in children on the increase, according to latest UNODC Report

    Photo: UNODCThe 2014 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons released today in Vienna and in various UNODC field office locations across the world shows that one in three known victims of human trafficking is a child- a 5 per cent increase compared to the 2007-2010 period. Girls make up 2 out of every 3 child victims, and together with women, account for 70 per cent of overall trafficking victims. Additionally, more than 2 billion people are not adequately protected by their national legislation.

  • Afghan opium crop cultivation rises seven per cent in 2014; while opium production could climb by as much as 17 per cent

    Photo: UNODCOpium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan rose seven per cent from 209,000 hectares in 2013 to 224,000 hectares, according to the 2014 Afghanistan Opium Survey released today in Vienna and Kabul by the Afghan Government and UNODC. Opium production may potentially increase 17 per cent, with yields estimated to reach 6,400 tons in 2014 compared to the previous year's total of 5,500 tons.

  • UNODC chief holds meetings with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah

    Photo: UNODCUNODC chief Yury Fedotov visited Kabul recently and met with President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah to discuss how to enhance the long-standing relationship between Afghanistan and UNODC. He informed the President that UNODC will continue to cooperate closely with the Afghan government over the long term to counter the harmful effects of illicit drugs, crime and corruption on Afghanistan and its people.