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  • UNODC hosts civil society hearing to strengthen cooperation against global drug challenges

    UNODC hosts civil society hearing to strengthen multi-stakeholder cooperation against global drug challenges

    Vienna, 26 February 2019 - Addressing the complex issues of drug abuse and crime and their harmful effects on society requires strong partnerships with civil society organizations at local, national, regional and global levels.As part of its engagement with these important stakeholders, UNODC today hosted a Global Civil Society Hearing in Vienna to update Member States on the results of a recent global civil society consultation on drugs.

  • UNODC inaugurates Mogadishu prison, court complex in latest support to Somalia

    Belgium and UNODC sign two-million-euro funding agreement to strengthen fight against corruption and wildlife crime in Africa; Photo: Belgium Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation

    Mogadishu, 25 February 2019 - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) marked another milestone in its support to Somalia with the inauguration of the Mogadishu Prison and Court Complex (MPCC), a key part of the Federal Government's response to terrorism and one of the largest construction projects ever undertaken in the country.

  • UNODC Executive Director welcomes Security Council debate on growing threat of transnational maritime crime

    UNODC co-hosts conference on addressing illicit firearms trafficking and its nexus with organised crime and terrorism

    Vienna, 5 February 2019 - Transnational maritime crime is becoming increasingly sophisticated as criminal groups exploit jurisdiction and enforcement challenges on the high seas, warned Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in his briefing to the United Nations Security Council debate on transnational organized crime at sea.