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  • On World Day against Trafficking in Persons, far more still needs to be done to help victims and end impunity for criminals

    Photo: UNODCOn 30 July, UNODC marks the second annual World Day against Trafficking in Persons with a call for definitive and marked action to both end the impunity of traffickers, and to drastically scale-up the much needed support being provided to victims. More needs to be done to dismantle the organized criminal networks behind this activity, while at the same time it is critical that assistance to victims be stepped up.

  • Terrorism and organized crime discussed at meeting with EU High Representative

    UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, and the High Representative of the European Union on Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini. Photo: UNODCAfter meeting with the EU Foreign Affairs High Representative, the UNODC Executive Director underscored the EU's importance as a longstanding ally in global efforts against drugs, crime, corruption and terrorism. The UNODC Chief stressed the need to confront migrant smuggling in the Mediterranean and elsewhere by staunchly protecting the victims, and by maximising use of the UN Organized Crime Convention and its protocol on smuggling of migrants.