News by topic: Law, Crime Prevention


Secretary-General welcomes launch of new UN mission in Haiti

16 October – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterrs welcomed the establishment Monday of the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), following the closure of its predecessor peacekeeping mission.


Join global treaty to root out the scourge of illegal fishing, urges UN food security agency

6 October – Calling for strengthening the fight against illegal fishing, the United Nations food security agency has urged all countries to join a landmark global treaty that aims to rid the world of the multibillion-dollar scourge.


Fight against drugs and crime aims to protect law-abiding people, Philippines tells UN

23 September – The Philippines’ battle against corruption, crime and illegal drugs seeks to protect the human rights of peaceful law-abiding people, the country’s top foreign affairs official said today at the United Nations General Assembly.


At UN, Guatemalan President pledges government’s full commitment to fight corruption

19 September – Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, addressing the United Nations General Assembly today, pledged the firmest intention to strengthen and support the International Commission against Impunity of Guatemala (CICIG), while stressing that no institution should interfere in the country’s administration of justice.


At annual event, UN invites Member States to join multilateral treaty framework

15 September – The United Nations will be hosting the annual Treaty Event next week at its Headquarters in New York, inviting Member States to sign multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General or to become parties to them by depositing instruments of ratification or accession.


UN anti-crime agency at 20; tackling terrorism, cybercrime vital for peaceful and sustainable future

14 September – Marking the twentieth anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Secretary-General António Guterres underscored the importance of justice to prevent conflict, promote peace and security, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


PODCAST: How the UN’s cybercrime unit is helping to track paedophiles and protect children

12 September – Not everyone online is who they say they are. That is the message from the latest UN News podcast, The Lid is On.