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  • 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.