Crime

Crime

13 November 2020
SG/SM/20416

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message to the ministerial event marking the twentieth anniversary of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, held today:

12 October 2020
SG/SM/20331

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message to the tenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, held today:

14 August 2020
GA/12259

The General Assembly decided on 14 August to postpone a meeting of a committee tasked with drafting a global treaty to combat online crimes, noting with concern current COVID‑19 pandemic restrictions.

6 August 2020
SC/14273

Collective responses to counter-terrorism and organized crime are needed now more than ever before, as the COVID-19 pandemic poses new challenges to vulnerable States, United Nations officials told the Security Council in a videoconference meeting on 6 August.

13 July 2020

The local de facto authorities in Yemen have officially communicated to the United Nations their approval for a UN-led technical assessment and repair mission on board the oil tanker Safer off the coast of Ras Isa.  The experts will advise on any remaining measures that would be needed to avoid a catastrophic oil spill.

10 July 2020

Wildlife crime threatens both biodiversity and human health, according to a new United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) report.  It finds that many illegally trafficked animals may spread diseases to people, and the pangolin — a possible source of COVID-19 — remains the most trafficked mammal in the world.

8 July 2020

In June, 921,000 people were forced to leave Burkina Faso, making it the site of one of the world’s fastest-growing displacement crises.  Increased insecurity has also made humanitarian access more difficult, with the number of people in need of assistance jumping to 2.9 million people, from 2.2 million in January.

2 July 2020

In Kenya, the World Food Programme (WFP) has launched cash transfers and nutrition support for nearly 280,000 people struggling to survive from the impact of the virus on informal settlements in Nairobi.

7 May 2020

Ahead of Mother’s Day — observed in May in nearly 130 countries — the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is spotlighting ways that COVID-19 has recast motherhood and overwhelmed health facilities.  It is calling on Governments to help pregnant women receive check-ups and delivery care.

6 May 2020

Anti-coronavirus measures are exposing victims of human trafficking to further exploitation and limiting their access to essential services, a new analysis released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime said today, noting also the emergence of new opportunities for organized crime to profit from the crisis.

30 March 2020
SG/A/1954

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Antonia Marie De Meo of the United States as Director of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute.

21 November 2019
SG/A/1924-BIO/5285-SOC/CP/374

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Ghada Fathi Waly of Egypt as the next Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).  Ms. Waly will also serve as Director‑General of the United Nations Office at Vienna.  She succeeds Yury V. Fedotov of the Russian Federation, to whom the Secretary‑General is grateful for his dedicated service to the Organization.

10 September 2018
SG/SM/19204-SC/13494-SOC/CP/373

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council meeting on corruption and conflict, in New York today:

23 May 2018
GA/12017

The battle against corruption was vital to the success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, General Assembly President Miroslav Lajčák (Slovakia), told delegates today, noting that corruption stifled growth and development.

23 May 2018
SG/SM/19048-GA/12018-SOC/CP/372

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the General Assembly high-level debate marking the fifteenth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, in New York today:

14 May 2018
SG/SM/19033-SOC/CP/371

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the twenty‑seventh session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, in Vienna today:

6 November 2017
SG/SM/18779-SOC/CP/370

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), to the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, in Vienna today:

27 September 2017
PI/2212-SOC/CP/369

NEW YORK, 27 September (Office of Information and Communications Technology) — The United Nations announced today that the Office of Information and Communications Technology supported Germany on the set‑up of the new Financial Intelligence Unit under the Central Customs Authority in Cologne, dedicated for receiving, collecting and evaluating reports of suspicious financial transactions that might be related to money‑laundering or terrorist financing.

29 June 2017

Today, in a message to a forum being held by the Palestinian Rights Committee to mark 50 years of occupation, the Secretary-General said it was time to return to direct negotiations and resolve all final status issues on the basis of relevant United Nations resolutions, agreements and international law.

8 March 2016
SG/SM/17582-SOC/CP/368

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, delivered by Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), to the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), in Laxenberg, Austria, today: