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  • UNODC delegation discussed rule of law and organized Crime in Australia & New Zealand

    Photo: UNODCIn a series of meetings with senior Australian and New Zealand officials UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov underscored the importance of an integrated approach to evolving illicit drug and organized crime challenges in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. "Thanks to our regional programme, UNODC is ideally placed to assist countries develop the necessary strategies to counter illicit drugs and organized crime," said Mr. Fedotov.

  • UNODC Chief meets Fiji’s President; says Pacific vulnerable to organized crime

    Photo: UNODCUNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov met today with Fiji's President Epeli Nailatikau to discuss cooperation against drugs, crime, corruption and terrorism in the Pacific region. Its new constitution can help Fiji make "bold advances" against drugs, crime and terrorism, says UNODC Chief.

  • Discussion on HIV focuses on need for adequate response in prisons

    Photo: UNODCThirty million men and women spend time in prisons every year and are often overlooked in national strategies and global commitments; the time to turn the HIV tide in prison is pressing. UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov opened today in Vienna the Global Consultation on HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support in Prison Settings to address the HIV needs of the prison population and staff.

  • No room for complacency in global crime fight, says UNODC Chief at crime conference opening

    UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov opened the Seventh Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) by encouraging member states to implement the UNTOC - known as the Palermo Convention - and to make good use of its farsighted provisions.

  • Nations to meet for biennial organized crime discussion

    Photo: UNODCThe 7th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime will open in Vienna on 6 October with a focus on the cooperation needed to confront criminals. The Conference will address trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants, international cooperation on extraditions and new forms of transnational organized crime, together with organ trafficking, wildlife crime, and protecting vulnerable minors.