Preventing sextortion: a new Internet crime on the rise during COVID-19


In order to raise public awareness on how to avoid sextortion and protect young Internet users, the Global Programme on Cybercrime of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) organised a public webinar and Facebook Live session. Nearly 800 people tuned in. Read more

UNODC & Togo work together to develop national strategy to prevent violent extremism


Experts from the UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch held an initial consultative meeting with the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Preventing and Combating Violent Extremism of Togo, within the framework of the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum (GCTF) project on capacity building in the West African region. Read more

UNODC uses power of television and streaming to engage youth on rule of law 


By broadcasting educational programmes, delivered both online and through television, Télé-Ecole offers teachers, parents and children content on various school subjects, including ethics and civics in a fun, yet informative package. One such set of programming to hit screens in early-September is UNODC’s Education for Justice series, The Zorbs.  Read more

International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances


The increasingly precarious movements of migrants undertaking long, perilous journeys, associated with often increasingly rigid migratory policies, have created a situation that exposes them to heightened risks of becoming victims of human rights violations, including enforced disappearances.  Read more

Reinforcing rule of law in Mali through magistrate training on prosecuting trafficking


Twenty-five magistrates, prosecutors and deputy prosecutors from different regions of the country and the District of Bamako had the opportunity to participate in a training workshop on the smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons. Participants gained a better understanding of their essential role in law enforcement and criminal justice measures.  Read more

Learning how to act against human trafficking and migrant smuggling in Niger


Commercial transporters, border control officers, youth and women's associations, local elected officials and the media all have a role to play in the fight against human trafficking. During a two-day workshop, 50 participants learned about different forms of trafficking, related to women and children, and what action they can take to protect those vulnerable to trafficking or smuggling. Read more


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