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  • Almost a third of trafficking victims are children: UNODC report

    Almost a third of trafficking victims are children: UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2016. Photo: UNODCChildren make up almost a third of all human trafficking victims worldwide, according to a report released today by UNODC. Additionally, the report states that women and girls comprise 71 per cent of human trafficking victims, and highlights the recruitment or abduction of children by armed groups for forced marriages, sexual slavery or as combatants.

  • UNODC Chief expresses support for China’s recent justice reforms, agrees to expand partnership

    UNODC Chief expresses support for China's recent justice reforms, agrees to expand partnership. Photo: UNODCUNODC is committed to supporting China's efforts to expand access to legal aid in its criminal justice system, UNODC's Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, told the Chinese Minister of Justice, Wu Aiying, at a meeting. "Justice is an integral element of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UNODC stands ready to work closely with China to share experiences and good practices to enhance legal aid and help achieve the SDGs.

  • If we’re to truly beat corruption, we need to instil a culture of lawfulness today

    "If we're to truly beat corruption, we need to instil a culture of lawfulness today"Each year, on 9 December, the world marks  International Anti-Corruption Day. We treat this not only as a means to raise awareness, but also as an opportunity to showcase innovative ways that people and organizations can work together to counter this scourge. Corruption affects each and every one of us: our healthcare suffers when funds for medical equipment are stolen; our education systems are hit when school budgets are illegally siphoned off; (...)