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December 2014

18/12/2014 - Statement to the UN Security Council on the situation in Afghanistan

November 2014

27/11/2014 - Statement at the 4th Euro-African Ministerial Conference on Migration and Development

24/11/2014 - Remarks at the launch of the 2014 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons

12/11/2014 - Remarks at the presentation of the Afghanistan Opium Survey 2014

05/11/2014 - Remarks at the side event at the 2nd UN Conference on LLDCs: Briefing on the preparations by the CND for UNGASS 2016

October 2014

16/10/2014 - Remarks at the opening of the Global Consultation on HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support in Prison Settings
10/10/2014 - Remarks at the opening of the VNGOC Civil Society Hearing during the 69th meeting of the 3rd Committee
09/10/2014 - Remarks at the High-Level Side Event on the 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
09/10/2014 - Address to the Third Committee, 69 th Session of the UN General Assembly
06/10/2014 - Remarks at side event on "Giovanni Falcone, Paolo Borsellino and anti-mafia commitment. A lesson of freedom and democracy"
06/10/2014 - Remarks at the opening of the 7th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

September 2014

10/09/2014 - Remarks at the ceremony for the 35th anniversary of the Vienna International Centre
09/09/2014 - Remarks at the Maritime Crime Programme event: "Success of the Piracy Prosecution Model: a Blueprint to End Impunity at Sea"

July 2014

01/07/2014 - Statement on the occasion of the UNAIDS 34th Programming Coordinating Board

June 2014

30/06/2014 - Remarks at the 5th meeting of the Steering Committee of the UNODC Regional Programme for South Eastern Europe
26/06/2014 - Statement at the Special Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs 26 June 2014
25/06/2014 - Statement to the UN Security Council on Afghanistan
23/06/2014 - Special Address to the G-77 on the Post-Santa Cruz Follow-up
12/06/2014 - Statement at the 57th Session of Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
09/06/2014 - The Emergence of the Middle East and the Emergence of Global Challenges

May 2014

26/05/2014 - Assessment of the drug control situation by UNODC - 110th session of the INCB
22/05/2014 - Remarks at the High-Level Donor Conference to support Transnational Crime Units under the West Africa Coast Initiative
15/05/2014 - Remarks at the ministerial meeting on the fight against drugs, Moscow (in Russian)
13/05/2014 - Remarks at the special event on "Global Community United To Address Wildlife and Forest Crime"
12/05/2014 - Remarks at the opening of the 23rd session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

April 2014

25/04/2014 - Remarks at the Open Briefing of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate to the UN Member States
24/04/2014 - Remarks at the UN General Assembly Thematic Debate on "Ensuring Stable and Peaceful Societies", panel discussion II: strengthening national institutions towards achieving sustainable development
24/04/2014 - Remarks on the contribution of justice and corrections components to the peace and security agenda throughout the different phases of a peace operation
07/04/2014 - Remarks at the launch of the UNODC Regional Programme in support of the CARICOM Crime and Security Strategy

March 2014

20/03/2014 - Remarks at side event on coordinated efforts to increase access to controlled drugs for medical purposes
19/03/2014 - Remarks at side event on drug trafficking and consumption in West Africa
18/03/2014 - Remarks at the Third Steering Committee Meeting of the Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries
17/03/2014 - Remarks at the Tripartite Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan (AKT) Ministerial Review Meeting
17/03/2014 - Remarks at side event on addressing drug trafficking and use in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region: 20 years of partnership
14/03/2014 - Remarks at the Triangular Initiative Ministerial meeting
13/03/2014 - High-level briefing on the conclusions of the Third Informal Civil Society Hearing and the 2014 Scientific Consultation
13/03/2014 - Remarks at the High-level Review of the Implementation of the Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem
12/03/2014 - Remarks at the Third Informal Civil Society Hearing
12/03/2014 - Remarks at the Youth Forum
11/03/2014 - Remarks at the 2014 Scientific Consultation
06/03/2014 - Remarks at the UNWTO African Tourism Ministers meeting on anti-poaching
05/03/2014 - Remarks at the launch of UNODC/UNWTO/UNESCO campaign on tourism and organized crime

 

January 2014

15/01/2014 - Remarks at the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) Vienna Annual Conference

 

December 2013

18/12/2013 - Remarks at the UN Security Council Meeting on Peace and Security in Africa: Drug trafficking in Sahel and West Africa (in French)
12/12/2013 - Remarks at the inter-agency meeting to launch 'Networking the Networks'

 

November 2013

26/11/2013 - Remarks at the special event on safeguarding against corruption in the context of sporting and other major public events
26/11/2013 - Remarks at the special event on the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative - seven years of international efforts in support of the recovery of stolen assets
25/11/2013 - Remarks at the opening of the 5th Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption
24/11/2013 - Remarks at the closing ceremony of the 7th Annual Conference and General Meeting of International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities
15/11/2013 - Remarks at the Bangkok Dialogue on the Rule of Law: Investing in the Rule of Law, Justice and Security for the Post 2015 Development Agenda
14/11/2013 - Remarks at the launch of the UNODC Regional Programme for Southeast Asia 2014-2017
06/11/2013 - Remarks at gala event in support of the United Nations Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking

 

October 2013

09/10/2013 - Address to the Third Committee, 68th Session of the UN General Assembly
09/10/2013 - Remarks at the Meeting of the OSCE Forum for Security Co-Operation and Permanent Council on challenges linked to Afghanistan after 2014
04/10/2013 - Remarks at the 68th UN General Assembly side event on human rights at international borders
03/10/2013 - Remarks at the 68th UN General Assembly High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development

 

September 2013

26/09/2013 - Remarks at the 68th UN General Assembly side event on poaching and illicit wildlife trafficking - a multidimensional crime and growing challenge to the international community
25/09/2013 - Remarks at the 68th UN General Assembly side event on the role for anti-corruption and governance: looking to 2015 and beyond
09/09/2013 - Remarks at the 18th Annual Conference of the International Association of Prosecutors

 

July 2013

22/07/2013 - Remarks at the ECOSOC panel discussion on the Vienna-based Commissions and the importance of drug control, crime prevention and criminal justice in the context of the post 2015 development agenda, including the issue of human trafficking
03/07/2013 - Remarks at the International Meeting of High-Level Officials Responsible for Security Matters

 

June 2013

26/06/2013 - Remarks at the Special Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs on the launch of the World Drug Report 2013
25/06/2013 - Remarks at the OSCE Alliance against Trafficking in Persons
05/06/2013 - Remarks at the 30th Annual International Drug Enforcement Conference (Moscow)

 

May 2013

29/05/2013 - Remarks at the International Workshop on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (Minsk)
13/05/2013
- Remarks at the UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on Improving the coordination of efforts against trafficking in persons

 

April 2013

30/04/2013 - Remarks at the Second Regional Symposium on Drug Control and Information Exchange
25/04/2013 - Remarks at the Third Annual High-Level Anti-Corruption Conference for G20 Governments and Business
23/04/2013 - Remarks at the "Wildlife and Forest Crime - A transnational Organized Crime" Event at the CCPCJ
23/04/2013 - Remarks at the Opening of the Exhibition "100 Reflections Out of Sorrow" in remembrance and support of the victims of terrorism
22/04/2013 - Opening Remarks at the Twenty-Second Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
18:04/2013 - Remarks to the Permanent Council on the prospects of future cooperation between UNODC and OSCE

 

March 2013

18/03/2013 - Remarks at the high-level international conference on counter-terrorism
15/03/2013 - Remarks at the closing of the 56th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs
14/03/2013 - Remarks on the Tambling Indonesian Nature Conservation based Post-Rehabilitation Programme
12/03/2013 - Remarks at the CND Side Event on Alternative Development and Livelihoods in Myanmar
11/03/2013 - Remarks at the Side Event: EU Drug Strategy (Side-event, CND)
11/03/2013 - Opening remarks at the 56th Session of the CND
06/03/2013 - Remarks at the briefing to Member States (donors) on the Regional Programme for South Eastern Europe

 

February 2013

14/02/2013 - Remarks at the UNODC Conference on the Illicit Trafficking of Fraudulent Medicines
12/02/2013 - Remarks at the Presentation to Member States of the Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2012

 

January 2013

28/01/2013 - Remarks at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Meeting of the Parliamentary Forum in Vladivostok

 

2012

18/12/2012 - Message on International Migrants Day 2012

07/12/2012 - Message on International Anti-Corruption Day 2012

30/11/2012 - Message on World AIDS Day 2012

21/11/2012 - Statement on behalf of the Principals of the Global Migration Group

12/11/2012 - Remarks at the OSCE Conference on Strengthening Regional Co-operation, Criminal Justice Institutions and Rule of Law Capacities to Prevent and Combat Terrorism and Radicalization that Leads to Terrorism

09/11/2012 - Remarks at the signing of the cooperation agreement between the United Nations and the International Anti-Corruption Academy

09/11/2012 - Remarks at the launch of the Thematic Programme on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Reform

22/10/2012 - Remarks at the launch of a publication on the use of the Internet for terrorist purposes

16/10/2012 - Remarks on the launch of the Digest of Organized Crime Cases

15/10/2012 - Opening Statement at the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

09/10/2012 - Remarks on "Prevention Strategy and Policy Makers" in Rome

28/09/2012 - Closing remarks at the UN High-Level Meeting on Countering Nuclear Terrorism with a Focus on Strengthening the Legal Framework

28/09/2012 - Opening remarks at the UN High Level Meeting on Countering Nuclear Terrorism, with a Focus on Strengthening the Legal Framework

27/09/2012 - Remarks at the World Premiere of the film: Trade of Innocents

24/09/2012 - Remarks of the Executive Director at the Side Event Rule of Law "Corruption: Economic Growth and Rule of Law

24/09/2012 - Remarks of the Executive Director at the General Assembly High-Level Meeting on the Rule of Law at the National and International Levels

20/09/2012 - Remarks at the 31st Council of Europe Conference of Ministers of Justice Opening Session: Responses of justice to urban violence

12/08/2012 - Statement of the Executive Director UNODC on International Youth Day

11/07/2012 - Remarks of the Executive Director UNODC at the Security Council Briefing on West Africa

09/07/2012 - ECOSOC Event: Accountability, Transparency and Sustainable Development: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

29/06/2012 - Remarks of the Executive Director UNODC at the 119th/120th Sessions of the Customs Cooperation Council of the World Customs Organization

27/06/2012 - Remarks of the Executive Director UNODC at the CTITF Event on Dialogue, Understanding and Countering the Appeal of Terrorism

27/06/2012 - Remarks of the Executive Director at the meeting of the Security Council on UNAMA

26/06/2012 - Remarks of the Executive Director UNODC at the Thematic Debate on Drugs and Crime as a Threat to Development

26/06/2012 - Statement of the Executive Director UNODC on International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

25/06/2012 - Remarks of the Executive Director to the Economic and Social Council

12/06/2012 - Remarks at the Townhall Meeting with Ambassadors

08/06/2012 - Remarks at the International Meeting of High-Level Officials Responsible for Security Matters on the General Discussion on Asteroid and Comet Threats

31/05/2012 - Opening Statement of the UNODC Executive Director, at the First Tripartite Ministerial meeting with Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

28/05/2012 - Opening Remarks of the Executive Director UNODC at the Launch of the Country Programme for Afghanistan 2012-2014

25/05/2012 - Closing Remarks of the Executive Director UNODC on Overcoming the Challenge of Corruption in Today's Environment -Lessons for the Private Sector

23/05/2012 - Remarks of the Executive Director UNODC at the Launch of the UNODC Regional Programme for South Eastern Europe

21/05/2012 - Remarks of the Executive Director UNODC at the International High-Level Conference on Prevention & Treatment of Drug Dependence and related HIV/AIDS

16/05/2012 - Video Message of the Executive Director UNODC for the Thematic Debate on Security in Central America as a Regional and Global Challenge

14/05/2012 - Remarks of the Executive Director UNODC at the Security Committee of the OSCE on ongoing UNODC activities in Afghanistan

09/05/2012 - Remarks of the Executive Director UNODC on the Universal Anti-terrorism Instruments on Terrorist Use of Explosive Substances

08/05/2012 - Remarks of the Executive Director, UNODC, at the 104th INCB Board Meeting

27/04/2012 - Remarks at the Closure of the Twenty-First session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

24/04/2012 - Remarks at the Crime Commission Side Event "Human Trafficking In The Context Of Tourism"

24/04/2012 - Remarks at the Crime Commission side event Buying a Share in a Better Tomorrow

23/04/2012 - Remarks at the 21st session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

16/04/2012 - Remarks at the Ministerial Conference of the Central Asia Border Security Initiative

03/04/2012 - Remarks at the Opening session UN General Assembly on Human Trafficking

16/03/2012 - Closing Remarks at the 55th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

15/03/2012 - Remarks at the Event on Alternative Livelihoods, Experiences and Challenges of Reducing Illegal Drug Cultivation

13/03/2012 - Remarks at the 100th Anniversary of the Signing of the 1912 International Opium Convention

12/03/2012 - Remarks on the First Anniversary of the Fukushima Tragedy

12/03/2012 - Speech at the 55th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

22/02/2012 - Remarks at the Security Council Briefing on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia

21/02/2012 - Remarks at the Security Council Briefing on the "Impact of Transnational Organized Crime on Peace, Security and Stability in West Africa and the Sahel Region"

16/02/2012 - Opening Remarks at the Plenary of the Third Ministerial Paris Pact Conference

14/02/2012 - Video Statement to the Heads of Police and Customs Seminar on Tiger Crime Bangkok

07/02/2012 - Briefing to Member States on Challenges in the Fight Against Transnational Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking

27/01/2012 - Speech at the Partnering Against Corruption Initiative Welcome Reception and Private Dinner

23/01/2012 - Speech at the Meeting on Technical Consultation on International Standards on Drug Use Prevention

23/01/2012 - Speech at the Meeting On Prevention Of And Responses To Violence Against Children Within The Juvenile Justice System

17/01/2012 - Speech at the Backes & Strauss Event on Behalf of the Blue Heart Campaign

 

2011

21/12/2011 - End of Year Message to Staff

19/12/2011 - Speech at the Town hall Meeting with Staff

18/12/2011 - Statement on International Migrants Day

12/12/2011 - Remarks at the Joint Session of the CND and CCPCJ

11/12/2011 - Speech at the 4 th World Policy Conference

09/12/2011 - Statement on International Anti-Corruption Day

07/12/2011 - Remarks at the Briefing to Member States on the Launch of the Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries

07/12/2011 - Remarks at the Launch of the Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries

07/12/2011 - Remarks at the Paris Pact Policy Consultative Group Meeting

28/11/2011 - Opening Remarks at the 5th Triangular Initiative Ministerial Meeting

23/11/2011 - Security Council Briefing on Emerging Threats

28/10/2011 - Closing Statement at the 4 th Session of COSP, Delivered by John Sandage, Director, Division of Treaty Affairs, UNODC

24/10/2011 - Speech at the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption

20/10/2011 - Speech at the Opening of a Photo Exhibition to celebrate China's Resumption of Membership of the United Nations

17/10/2011 - Speech at the International Conference on the Fight Against the Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs

12/09/2011 - Speech to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of September 11th

30/06/2011 - Opening of the Regional Anti-Corruption Academy, Panama City

30/06/ 2011 - Global Container Control Programme, Panama City

23/06/2011 - Launch of the World Drug Report

17/06/2011 - Promoting Awareness of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

14/06/2011 - Выступление на заседании Совета Глав Государств Шанхайской организации сотрудничества

24/05/2011 - Drugs and Crime: Transnational Challenges to Stability in Europe and Central Asia

10/05/2011 - Le trafic transatlantique de cocaïne

10/05/2011 - Transatlantic Cocaine Trafficking: Address to the Group of Eight Ministerial Meeting

27/04/2011 - Business and Government Joining Forces against Corruption

12/04/2011 - Briefing to Member States on Somali Piracy

11/04/2011 - Integrating Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice into the Global Security and Development Agenda

08/04/2011 - Public-Private Partnerships against Transnational Organized Crime

06/04/2011 - 50th Anniversary of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations

21/03/2011 - A New Strategy and New Partnerships for Drug Control: Commission on Narcotic Drugs 54th Session

03/02/2011 - Restoring Stability and the Rule of Law in Somalia Can Help End Maritime Piracy

01/02/2011 - Briefing to Member States on the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking and the 54th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

 

2010

02/12/2010 - Remarks at the 53rd Reconvened Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

01/12/2010 - Access to HIV and Drug Dependence Treatment Services Is a Right

25/11/2010 - The Triangular Initiative: An Effective Model for Regional Counter-Narcotics Cooperation

23/11/2010 - Saving the Tiger from Extinction Requires a Criminal Justice Response

09/11/2010 - Security Council Briefing on Piracy

04/11/2010 - United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons

25/10/2010 - Österreich: Seit 50 Jahren ein wichtiger Partner für Friedenssicherung

25/10/2010 - Austria: A Vital Partner for Peacekeeping for 50 Years

04/11/2010 - United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children

22/10/2010 - Closing Remarks: Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its Protocols

18/10/2010 - International Cooperation: The Key to Halting Organized Crime

06/10/2010 - UNODC and the UN Development and Security Agenda: Delivering on Priorities

05/10/2010 - Enhancing Global Security: A Shared Responsibility

05/10/2010 - Укрепление глобальной безопасности: взаимная ответственность

30/09/2010 - Opium and Insecurity: How to Break the Link in Afghanistan Launch of the Summary Report of the 2010 Afghanistan Opium Survey

29/09/2010 - Vienna: A Mainstay of the United Nations Development and Security Agenda

22/09/2010 - Development Needs Security to Succeed

22/09/2010 - Building Partnerships to Help Victims: The United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking

13/09/2010 - Address to all UNODC and UNOV Staff

Mr Chairman,

Mr Secretary General,

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is my pleasure to participate in the opening of this important event organized by OSCE/ The objectives of this forum are timely/

International terrorism threatens all of us and claims the lives of many innocent people around the world/

Terrorism's evolving tactics and methods, as well as its technical sophistication make it a growing challenge to the international community/

Terrorists are searching for our weaknesses to advance their goals and to evade justice/ They are limited by no boundaries, and are often aided by modern technologies, such as the Internet/

The terrorists are broadening their support bases through recruitment/

Countering radicalization is one of our most important tasks, but it is also probably one of the hardest/

Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that every state apply the highest standards of the rule of law/

Although it is ambitious, the full adherence by all States to the international legal framework against terrorism is central to providing transparency, legitimacy and accountability in the global fight against terrorism/

UNODC's role is to support the international community to achieve universal ratification and implementation of the international legal instruments related to the prevention and suppression of terrorism/

The promotion and implementation of relevant Security Council and General Assembly resolutions related to terrorism, is also a key feature of our work/

But, there is also a much bigger challenge/ We must ensure that there are no safe havens for terrorists/

UNODC also supports States' efforts to build strong and responsive criminal justice systems worldwide/

Our goal is to provide criminal justice officers the necessary knowledge and technical tools to better investigate, prosecute and adjudicate terrorist cases/

No terrorist must be allowed to escape appropriate punishment/

Recently, UNODC has launched a unique tool to assist practitioners to effectively prosecute and criminalize terrorist cases involving use of the Internet/

UNODC has also developed partnerships with regional and international organizations to help build criminal justice systems grounded in the rule of law and respect for human rights/

UNODC and OSCE have a long history of excellent cooperation in the area of preventing and combating terrorism/ The specialized nature of UNODC's and OSCE's counter-terrorism assistance is complementary/

Fresh impetus for building upon this foundation has been given by the UNODC/OSCE Joint Action Plan to strengthen synergies and capitalize on our comparative advantages/

I would also mention global cooperation with international mechanisms, such as the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum, especially the working group on Criminal Justice and the Rule of Law/

UNODC has contributed to the preparation of the Rabat Memorandum that enshrines good practices f or an effective response to terrorism/

Mr Chairman, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

In the 21 st century, establishing fair and robust criminal justice systems guided by human rights, must be at the core of global efforts to fight terrorism/

For this reason, the initiative of holding this conference could not have come at a better time/

I thank OSCE for organizing this event/

It provides an exceptional opportunity to raise awareness and exchange ideas on implementing effective criminal justice responses to terrorism/

I wish you all a productive debate/

Thank you/