Issue 61 | June 03, 2014
A quick and easy update of the latest UNODC and international drugs and crime news.
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UNODC works globally to ensure children in contact with justice system are protected
China and Mekong officials commit to counter rising drug threats
Drugs and crime threat mobilizes international support for West Africa Coast Initiative
Methamphetamine trafficking increases, new psychoactive substances flood markets, according to new UNODC report
UNODC welcomes FARC, Colombian Government agreement on drugs
Events in Nigeria, Lampedusa place heavy responsibility on Crime Commission, says UNODC Chief
UNODC launches study on online child abuse and exploitation
Crime Commission tackles migrant smuggling
Wildlife crime worth USD 8-10 billion annually, ranking it alongside human trafficking, arms and drug dealing in terms of profits: UNODC chief
While promoting justice, rule of law, Crime Commission paves way to development agenda of the future
Police, judicial response to homicide found to be prompt, albeit with marked regional disparities
UNODC Chief stresses lessons learned and common goals for confronting HIV/AIDS as part of the post-2015 development agenda
UNODC adopts new 'Global Programme for Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime'
In response to the worsening levels of illicit trafficking of fauna and flora, a new 'Global Programme for Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime' has been adopted by UNODC. The Global Programme will be implemented over the next four years and is an important step towards building Government capacity to prevent and combat this crime on a regional, national and local basis. It will also raise awareness to contribute to the reduction of demand for wild fauna and flora. [Read More]
Global Synthetic Drugs Assessment - Amphetamine-type Stimulants and New Psychoactive Substances
Council of Europe - Council of Europe MONEYVAL Committee calls on its member states and territories to improve transparency of company ownership
European Commission - Fighting Fraud: Hercule III Work Programme adopted
European Commission - New EU initiative to protect biodiversity and fight wildlife crime
EMCDDA - European Drug Report out today: Europe's drugs problem 'increasingly complex'
Europol - EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT) 2014
INTERPOL - Thousands of illicit online pharmacies shut down in the largest-ever global operation targeting fake medicines
UN News Centre - UN deeply concerned at rising deaths from boat accidents in the Mediterranean
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