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  • Building Partnerships to Help Victims: The United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking
  • Private sector crucial in fight against human trafficking

    Photo: UNODCWith more than 2.4 million people held captive across the world, human trafficking has become one of today's major crimes and issues of social concern. To find new ways to tackle this scourge, the 'End Human Trafficking Now: Enforcing the UN Protocol Luxor International Forum' kicked off today bringing together policy makers, civil society and business leaders from around the world.

  • Clean hands are good for business

    Photo: UNODC: UNODC Corruption Campaign "Your NO Counts"On International Anti-Corruption Day, marked today, UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov urges the private sector to become more active in the fight against corruption. As a crime that eats into company profits, increases prices for doing business and reduces the quality of goods and services, corruption undermines business confidence and corporate integrity and destroys the reputations of companies.

  • NGOs a vital link in fight against drugs, says UNODC Executive Director

    Photo: UNODC: Mr. Michel Perron (left) with Mr. Yury Fedotov, UNODC Executive DirectorUNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov today in Vienna welcomed the new chairperson of the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs, Mr. Michel Perron. "To tackle drugs, we need to keep constant contact with on the ground knowledge and expertise. Our main partner NGOs provide that context and support our work from the local to the global level", said Mr. Fedotov.

  • Tajikistan is the first line of defence in stemming Afghan drugs, says UNODC Executive Director

    Photo: UNODC: Mr. Fedotov at the Tajik borderAs part of his visit to West and Central Asia, Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of UNODC yesterday met with Tajikistan officials to discuss increased cooperation to tackle drug trafficking. "The flow of drugs from Afghanistan poses a serious threat to security and development throughout Central Asia, and Tajikistan is the first line of defence", said Mr. Fedotov. "We appreciate the difficulties Tajikistan faces in carrying out this dangerous and daunting task", he added.