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Issue 68 | March 4, 2015

A quick and easy update of the latest UNODC and international drugs and crime news. Can't read this newsletter? View it online here.

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Highlights

World Wildlife Day 2015 World Wildlife Day 2015: It's time to get serious about wildlife crime!

The second World Wildlife Day, themed 'It's time to get serious about wildlife crime' was observed on 3 March. Once an emerging threat, wildlife and forest crime has now transformed into one of the largest transnational organized criminal activities alongside trafficking in drugs, arms and human beings. Beyond the immediate impact on the world's fauna and flora, the illegal trade in natural resources is depriving developing economies of billions of dollars in lost revenues. [Read more]

 

Other international drugs and crime news

EMCDDA - European Drug Agency  New EMCDDA trendspotter study explores online supply of drugs

UN News Centre - Over 5 billion people worldwide lacking access to essential medicines, says UN Report 

UN News Centre - UN officials welcome release by Somali pirates of longest-held hostages

 

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