Press Releases

UNODC Southern Africa lists local press releases and media invites on this page, whilst international listings can be accessed through the main UNODC site and they are available as an RSS feed here.


Local Release

Especialistas Angolanos em Branqueamento de Capitais e Confisco de Activos recebem formação de formadores em Portugal, com o apoio da União Europeia

A ONUDC (Organização das Nações Unidas para a Droga e Crime) em parceria com o Instituto de Polícia Judiciária e Ciências Criminais (IPJCC) e a Procuradoria Geral da República de Angola (PGR), está a organizar um Curso de Formação de Formadores para 16 Profissionais Angolanos, especialistas em branqueamento de capitais, fluxos financeiros ilícitos e confisco de ativos, que irá ocorrer em Portugal nas instalações do IPJCC, em Loures, entre 11 e 22 de Setembro de 2022.

OPINION | Jane Marie Ongolo: Social media makes it easier for human traffickers to ensnare victims

The internet has revolutionised human trafficking. It has presented recruiters with more convenient ways to connect with targeted victims, usually with fake job offers, or to find buyers for their products, such as human kidneys, and even to livestream acts of exploitation, writes Jane Marie Ongolo. Read more...


UNODC World Drug Report 2022 highlights trends on cannabis post-legalization, environmental impacts of illicit drugs, and drug use among women and youth


Commemoration of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Today we officiated at this year's commemoration of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, where the theme was "Addressing Drug Challenges In Health And Humanitarian Crises". As a nation we can't solve a problem we don't acknowledge, and so the moving testimonies we heard from the victims of drug abuse really underscored our collective aspiration to fight this vice, which has far such horrible consequences. Illegal drug dealing threatens to disrupt our way of life and the security of this nation. Sadly, those most effected by this vice are our youth, whose future this nation relies upon. That's why we called upon the Drug Enforcement Commission to finalise the Drug and Substance Control Policy, taking into account the international instruments which constitute the global cornerstone of the International Drug Control System. Illegal drugs can destroy families and tear communities apart. There is no place for drug traffickers in Zambia. We will find you. We will protect our communities, and our children, from the pain of addiction. If you think you are above the rule of law, you are wrong. We ask all citizens to protect your community today by reporting illegal drug dealing to the DEC and the Police. We will support you and your families as we rid our country of illegal drugs and corruption.

Hakainde Hichilema,
President of the Republic of Zambia