UN Office on Drugs and Crime Archive

Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov: Statement on International Anti-Corruption Day

9 December 2017 VIENNA, 9 December 2017 (UN Information Service) — Young people denied all-empowering education, women excluded from life-saving surgery and workers prevented from working are just some of corruption’s unwitting victims. Corruption has a catastrophic impact on societies; it stifles opportunities, denying vulnerable people access to infrastructure, and condemns them to lives of

Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov: Statement on World AIDS Day

1 December 2017 VIENNA, 1 December (UN Information Service) – We face an urgent need to improve the coverage of the prevention and treatment services for HIV and hepatitis C among people who use drugs and for those inside prisons. This means increased investment in HIV and hepatitis C prevention, as the failure to do

Assisting and protecting human trafficking survivors in the context of armed conflict, refugees and mixed migration flows

Remarks of the Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov: Special event: “Assisting and protecting human trafficking survivors in the context of armed conflict, refugees and mixed migration flows” 22 May 2017 VIENNA, 22 May (UN Information Service) – Good afternoon, and many thanks for coming to this very important event. 2017

AIRCOP: European Union, Canada, Japan, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, INTERPOL and World Customs Organization partnership to strengthen airport controls against illicit trafficking and terrorism

SAO PAULO/VIENNA, 4 April (UN Information Service) – Airport law enforcement experts from around the world met today in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for a three-day discussion on enhancing detection and interdiction capacity at international airports to counter emerging threats posed by illicit trafficking and suspicious passengers, and to support the fight against transnational organized crime

#DeadlyBusiness: UN Office on Drugs and Crime campaign against migrant smuggling launched in Washington DC

VIENNA, 4 April (UN Information Service) – #DeadlyBusiness, a UNODC campaign to prevent and combat migrant smuggling, was adopted today by the 11 Member States of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) as an initiative to raise awareness about the crime. The event, promoted by UNODC, the Technical Secretariat of the RCM and the Ministry

UNODC Chief urges greater vigilance in face of increased attacks by Somali pirates

Ships should continue to follow the advice of navies and the International Maritime Organisation when planning passage off Somalia stresses the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) VIENNA, 4 April (UN Information Service) – Somali pirates are still a force to be reckoned with the head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime,

Security Council Ministerial Open Debate on Trafficking in Persons in Conflict Situations: Forced labour, slavery and other similar practices

Remarks of the Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov: Security Council Ministerial Open Debate on Trafficking in Persons in Conflict Situations: Forced labour, slavery and other similar practices 15 March 2017 VIENNA, 15 March (UN Information Service) – My thanks to the Security Council and the UK Presidency for your unflagging

Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov: on International Women’s Day

  8 March 2017 VIENNA, 8 March (UN Information Service) – International Women’s Day is a day to reflect on the need for every woman and girl to lead lives of dignity, equality and respect. The theme of this year’s day is: “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. Women must

Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov on World Wildlife Day

3 March 2017 VIENNA, 3 March (UN Information Service) – The theme of this year’s World Wildlife Day is “listen to the young voices”; it calls on all of us, from the very youngest to the oldest, to unite and to help prevent the wholesale elimination of our wildlife and forests. UNODC’s World Wildlife Crime

International Forum for Sports and Integrity Panel II: Supporting Ethical Conduct – Anti-corruption

Remarks by the Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov:International Forum for Sports and Integrity Panel II: Supporting Ethical Conduct – Anti-corruption Lausanne, 15 February 2017 LAUSANNE/VIENNA, 15 February (UN Information Service) – For the United Nations, sports have the potential to bring the world together, to contribute to peace and development,