UNODC Chief Archive

Human trafficking laws must be utilized, UNODC Chief tells UN General Assembly meeting

Head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says countries must do more to help victims become survivors at meeting to appraise the Global Plan of Action against human trafficking NEW YORK/VIENNA, 27 September (UN Information Service) – “Human trafficking is all around us, in all regions of the world,” the UN Secretary-General

UNODC Chief: Human trafficking victims need understanding, compassion, and protection

Speech by the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at UN General Assembly side-event calls for more to be done to convict criminals, protect human trafficking victims NEW YORK/VIENNA, 21 September (UN Information Service) – Trafficking in people is a global problem affecting virtually every country in the world, UNODC

UNODC Chief tells G20 event corruption hampers sports’ ability to be force for positive change

Keynote speech at G20 working group meeting by head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) offers wholehearted support to countries, salutes initiatives in sports to stamp out corruption VIENNA, 13 September (UN Information Service) – The Executive Director of UNODC, Yury Fedotov, welcomed today the growing commitment of governments and sports organizations

Crime flourishes during periods of conflict and instability, says UNODC Chief at New York meeting

Speech at UN General Assembly to mark 25th Anniversary of the assassination of Italian Judge Giovanni Falcone emphasizes need for global action to stop crime preying on societies everywhere. NEW YORK/ VIENNA, 19 June (UN Information Service) – Criminals exploit inequality and vulnerability, and profit from gaps in development and enforcement, the Executive Director of

UNODC Chief: organized crime groups profit from asymmetric globalization

At high-level meeting on security, head of UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says transnational crime evolving, warns on ransomware and its ability to expose vulnerabilities ZAVIDOVO/VIENNA, 24 May (UN Information Service) – Transnational organized crime groups are exploiting gaps in law enforcement to create new markets and expand their operations, the UNODC Executive

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,

UNODC Chief welcomes landmark resolution on protecting cultural heritage from terrorist groups, and during armed conflicts

VIENNA, 24 March (UN Information Service) – The Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, welcomed a new UN Security Council resolution on trafficking in cultural property today. “The resolution adopted by the Security Council addresses the vital issue of trafficking in cultural property as a source of terrorism

“Extraordinary” 60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs closes with commitment to keep protecting people

60th Session ends with speech from the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reflecting on five days of extraordinary achievement with record participation and side events. VIENNA, 17 March (United Nations Information Service) – The UNODC Chief Yury Fedotov closed the 60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

UNODC Chief tells civil society: We need you!

Informal discussion between senior officials from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and civil society representatives stress civil society’s important role against drugs VIENNA, 15 March (United Nations Information Service) – Civil society is a crucial partner for UNODC’s efforts to help countries tackle the world drug problem, UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov

UNODC Chief sets out global efforts being taken against illicit drugs

Attendance of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s (UNODC) Goodwill Ambassador on the Rule of Law for South East Asia, HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan, and a video message from the UN Secretary-General António Guterres underscore importance of Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) as the