UN Disarmament Week

“The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was a defining moment for global efforts to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit arms trade: the Agenda included a specific target to significantly reduce illicit arms flows by 2030.” — UN Secretary-General’s report   The annual observance of Disarmament Week, which kicks off on the Read more about UN Disarmament Week[…]

Nobel peace prize winner calls on Congolese government to quit

Dr Denis Mukwege hits out at violence and failure to protect women in his home country Dr Denis Mukwege talks to the media after his Nobel peace prize win, at the Panzi hospital in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photograph: Reuters The Congolese doctor named the joint winner of this year’s Nobel peace prize Read more about Nobel peace prize winner calls on Congolese government to quit[…]

UNODC Executive Director welcomes governments’ decision on review mechanism for Palermo Convention

  https://www.facebook.com/unodc/videos/2167954610122723/?t=0   VIENNA, 19 October – Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, today welcomed the agreement of Member States to strengthen action against organized crime under the Palermo Convention. The ninth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime Read more about UNODC Executive Director welcomes governments’ decision on review mechanism for Palermo Convention[…]

Corruption Watch Report : Leonardo SpA involved in possible corruption cases

  Leonardo SpA, previously called Finmeccanica, is one of the top ten biggest defence companies on the planet. It is partly owned by the Italian state and has been involved in multiple corruption scandals around the word over the past decade. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) calculated that the company was the 9th Read more about Corruption Watch Report : Leonardo SpA involved in possible corruption cases[…]