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[…]

Criminal networks involved in the trafficking and exploitation of underage victims in the EU

This report is produced in the framework of the EU Policy Cycle for organised and serious international crime. The Justice and Home Affairs Council defined its priorities for 2018-2021 based on Europol’s Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA), released in March 2017. Trafficking in human beings (THB) is one of the identified crime priorities Read more about Criminal networks involved in the trafficking and exploitation of underage victims in the EU[…]

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[…]