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  • UNODC Chief: Afghanistan faces opium crisis, response must be urgent, swift, decisive

    UNODC Chief: Afghanistan faces opium crisis, response must be urgent, swift, decisiveIn recent years attention has shifted away from the threat posed by illicit drugs, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov, told the UN Security Council today.  "We must reverse this trend, or risk the further expansion and destabilizing influence of non-state actors, organized criminal groups and violent terrorists", he said.

  • Uzbekistan, UNODC sign new joint commitment agreement to strengthen cooperation

    Uzbekistan, UNODC sign new joint commitment agreement to strengthen cooperation. Image: UNODCUNODC and Uzbekistan signed a joint commitment agreement last week in Vienna to further develop cooperation in countering illicit drug trafficking, transnational organized crime and terrorism. The agreement is a direct outcome of the 1 November meeting between UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov and the President of Uzbekistan, H.E. Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

  • Let’s stand #UnitedAgainstCorruption!

    Let's stand #UnitedAgainstCorruption! Image: UNODCToday marks this year's International Anti-Corruption Day with UNODC and UNDP calling for people across the globe to join a worldwide campaign to raise awareness about corruption and take action against this crime. Every year $1 trillion is paid in bribes and an estimated $2.6 trillion are stolen annually through corruption, representing more than 5 per cent of the global GDP.

  • UNODC, Afghanistan partner to strengthen drug control and promote economic development in the country

    UNODC, Afghanistan partner to strengthen drug control and promote economic development in the country. Photo: UNODCAmid high illicit crop production figures in Afghanistan, UNODC has scaled up its work with partners to promote innovative strategies to integrate a development perspective into the country's drug control efforts. Recently, UNODC teamed up with the Ministry for Counter Narcotics of Afghanistan to host a conference on "Promoting Afghanistan's Alternative Development Initiatives among Regional and International partners" in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.