Yury Fedotov 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

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,

Statement on the pernicious impact of corruption on trade and development at event celebrating the 50th Anniversary of UNCITRAL

4 July 2017 VIENNA, 4 July (UN Information Service) – On behalf of the UN Office at Vienna, I wish the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) a happy 50th birthday. UNCITRAL’s contribution to international trade during that half century has been immense. Through your collective efforts you have helped unify international trade laws,

General Assembly side event on transnational organized crime challenges and responses in Southeast Asia

Remarks of the Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov General Assembly side event on transnational organized crime challenges and responses in Southeast Asia New York, 19 June 2017 NEW YORK/ VIENNA, 19 June (UN Information Service) – Transnational organized crime is a growing challenge to security and development in Southeast

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

COPUOS 2017 Panel on the 50th anniversary of the Outer Space Treaty

Remarks of the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna Yury Fedotov COPUOS 2017 Panel on the 50th anniversary of the Outer Space Treaty 7 June 2017 VIENNA, 7 June (UN Information Service) – Sixty years ago, a metal sphere just 58 centimetres in diameter was launched into outer space, circling the Earth in