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  • Speaking in New York, UNODC Chief warns of crime’s impact on development, peace and security

    In remarks delivered at a day-long debate at the UN General Assembly in New York on "ensuring stable and peaceful societies," UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov said, "We have seen the devastating consequences to health, security and development caused by drug trafficking and other organized crime activities, which know no borders."

  • UNODC honours colleagues killed in Somalia

    Photo: UNIS ViennaAt an open-air service held in Memorial Plaza at the Vienna International Centre (VIC), family, friends, colleagues and country representatives paid a dignified and moving tribute to Clément Gorrissen and Simon Davis who were killed in Puntland, Somalia on 7 April.

  • A tribute to our fallen colleagues

    Photo: UNODCOn Monday 7 April, two colleagues working for UNODC, Clément Gorrissen, aged 28, and Simon Davis, aged 57, were cruelly killed in an attack by an unidentified gunman in Puntland, Somalia. The two men, who often worked together, were on mission in Somalia to offer technical advice and to help build local capacities in the specialised field of illicit money flows.

  • UNODC chief launches new Caribbean regional programme

    Photo: UNODC

    The Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, today launched the UNODC Regional Programme in support of the Caribbean Community's (CARICOM) Crime and Security Strategy at an event held at the UN Headquarters in New York. 

    In his speech, Mr. Fedotov said that transnational organized criminal activities have been identified in the CARICOM Crime and Security Strategy as an immediate and significant threat.

  • New prison marks a significant improvement in bringing justice to the Horn of Africa

    Photo: UNODCThis week a 500-bed prison opened in Garowe, the capital of the Puntland State of Somalia, under a UNODC programme aimed at enhancing criminal justice institutions in the region. The construction of the Garowe prison is a key component of UNODC's Maritime Crime Programme, carried out throughout the Horn of Africa to combat piracy.