Yury Fedotov Archive

Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov on International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism

21 August 2018 VIENNA, 21 August (UN Information Service) — This first International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to Victims of Terrorism is a much-needed opportunity to ensure that the voices of victims and survivors are heard, and to renew our commitment to providing the support they need and deserve. Let us stand in

Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov: Statement on Nelson Mandela International Day 2018

18 July 2018 VIENNA, 18 July (UN Information Service) — Nelson Mandela International Day 2018 marks 100 years since the birth of a true hero who left the world a better and more just place than he found it. The legacy of Nelson Mandela is vast, his life of service encompassing contributions to peace and

UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov highlights the need to strengthen criminal justice to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

VIENNA/BANGKOK, 5 March 2018 (UN Information Service) — Yury Fedotov, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), urged governments today to promote greater cooperation to comprehensively address justice, governance and sustainable development. Mr. Fedotov was speaking at the High-Level Conference on Sustainable Development, Crime Prevention and Safe Societies in Bangkok.

Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov: Remarks at the Security Council Debate on the situation in Afghanistan

  21 December 2017 VIENNA/NEW YORK, 21 December 2017 (UN Information Service) — When I addressed this Council on Afghanistan a year ago, I reported that UNODC’s 2016 Afghan opium survey showed a worrying reversal in efforts to counter the drug problem, and highlighted the need to address this destructive threat. One year later, the

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

Links between drug trafficking, organized crime and terrorism in the Mediterranean region

UN Security Council meeting on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts,

Remarks of the Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov: UN Security Council meeting on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts, focussing on preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons by Video Teleconference, 2 August 2017 VIENNA, 2 August (UN Information Service) – Allow me to begin by commending

World Hepatitis Day

Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov: Statement on World Hepatitis Day 28 July 2017 VIENNA, 28 July (UN Information Service) – Hepatitis C has a catastrophic impact on people’s lives. According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s World Drug Report, of the 12 million people injecting drugs globally,

Nexus between illicit drugs, organized crime and terrorism

Remarks of the Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov: Statement at the OSCE-wide conference on the nexus between illicit drugs, organized crime and terrorism 10 July 2017 VIENNA, 10 July (UN Information Service) – Terrorism, and its links to drugs and crime, is recognized, including by the UN Security Council,