News by topic: Law, Crime Prevention


Welcoming peaceful Nigerian elections, Ban encourages patience as polls wrap up

29 March – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the people and Government of Nigeria on the largely peaceful and orderly conduct of yesterday's presidential and parliamentary elections.


UN-backed court charges former Khmer Rouge leader with crimes against humanity

27 March – The United Nations-backed court set up to bring to trial those most responsible for crimes committed during Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime today announced charges against former member Ao An of “crimes against humanity of murder, extermination, persecution on political and religious grounds, imprisonment, and other inhumane acts” committed at three sites.


UN policy-making body opens annual session in Vienna; looks to tackle range of issues on narcotic drugs

9 March – The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs began meeting today in Vienna, where the policy-making body will tackle challenges ranging from protecting children from the sale of new psychoactive substances online to confronting financial flows linked to drug trafficking, as well as planning for a General Assembly special session on the World Drug Problem in 2016.


Ban voices shock, condemnation at Russian politician's 'brutal killing'

28 February – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed shock and condemnation at the brutal killing of Russian politician Boris Nemtsov, the United Nations spokesperson's office confirmed today.


UN officials welcome release by Somali pirates of longest-held hostages

27 February – Senior United Nations officials have welcomed the release this week of four Thai nationals after nearly five years in captivity, bringing an end to the longest held hostage ordeal in the east African nation thanks to a mission carried by the UN anti-crime agency.