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  • UNODC Chief’s mission to Nicaragua consolidates drug and crime cooperation

    UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov and Nicaraguan President Jose Daniel Ortega Saavedra. Photo: UNODC.UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, in Nicaragua for the next leg of his mission to Central America, has welcomed the Government's robust efforts in tackling drugs and crime, including social policies protecting the vulnerable, especially young people, from drug use and participation in crime.

  • UNODC chief meets President, officials, on support to counter drugs, crime and violence in Honduras

    UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov and President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernández met to discuss UNODC support in efforts against drug trafficking, organized crime and crime prevention. Photo: UNODC.UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov met the President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, to discuss UNODC support for national and regional efforts to counter illicit drug trafficking and organized crime as well as strengthen prevention. Mr. Fedotov welcomed the government's recent announcement that the country's homicide rate had decreased in 2014.

  • UNODC, government of Japan review joint plan of action

    UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov and Kenji Hiramatsu, Deputy Vice-Minister and Director General of the Foreign Affairs Bureau of the Foreign Ministry of Japan. Photo: UNODC.UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov met with Kenji Hiramatsu, Deputy Vice-Minister and Director General of the Foreign Affairs Bureau of the Foreign Ministry of Japan, to review a joint plan of action aimed at strengthening cooperation. In the action plan, UNODC and Japan pledged to enhance regional cooperation in Africa as well as in Southeast Asia, including Myanmar, and Afghanistan and neighbouring countries.