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  • We must take the fight to the traffickers along maritime routes, says UNODC Chief

    Photo: © Commonwealth of AustraliaAddressing the UN Crime Congress, Yury Fedotov said that the Indian Ocean could become a haven for criminal activity, with recent research pointing towards an increase in Dhow traffic between known departure points for heroin trafficking and the east coast of Africa and South Asia. To counter this, UNODC's Chief called for more robust responses to maritime drug trafficking from the international community.

  • Two thousand human trafficking victims benefit annually from UN Trust Fund

    Photo: UNODCThe UN Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, helps trafficking victims reclaim their dignity and their lives, an audience heard today at a high-level event held on the margins of the 13th Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.

  • Calls for wildlife and forest crime to be treated as serious crime

    Photo: UNODCOn 13 April, UNODC and the CITES Secretariat co-hosted an International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) event on Wildlife and Forest Crime during the 13th UN Crime Congress in Doha. Poaching and illicit trafficking of wild fauna and flora have a significant impact on species and entire ecosystems, local communities and their livelihoods, national economies, and national and regional security.

  • Spotlight on human dignity, justice at high-level debate on rule of law and development

    Wide view of the Crime Congress 2015, Doha, Qatar. Photo: UNIS Vienna.At a high-level event at the 13th Crime Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Doha, UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov told a packed audience that his Office is committed to efforts to oppose the criminals who sabotage the rule of law and sustainable development.

  • Crime Congress Opens, UN Secretary-General says we must remake world in the image of justice and equality

    Photo: UNODCAt an official opening event for the 13th Crime Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Doha today, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed there could be no development without human rights or the rule of law.
    "Our goal," Ban said, "is for the world to speak and to say with one clear voice, 'today was a better day than yesterday, and tomorrow will be better than today.'"