Crime

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

23 May 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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:

19 April 2015
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DOHA, 19 April — Justice for all was a critical key to the success of the new sustainable development goals and an invaluable tool to fight criminal activities, terrorism and violence threatening communities around the world, delegates heard as the thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice concluded today.

18 April 2015
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DOHA, 18 April — With the explosion of social media, modernizing law enforcement techniques in the fight against crime was essential to bolstering community trust and involvement while combating new online threats, including terrorist recruitment and cyberbullying, delegates heard on the penultimate day of the thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.

17 April 2015
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DOHA, 17 April — As criminals were racing to technologically outpace law enforcement, the international community must erect legal barriers, including new global treaties, to end impunity, prosecute perpetrators and stop cybercrime and illicit financing in their tracks, delegates heard today during a plenary debate on new and emerging forms of transnational crime, as the thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice continued.

16 April 2015
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DOHA, 16 April — Paper promises, including global instruments and Security Council resolutions, were “not enough” to successfully combat corruption, terrorism and other cross-border criminal activities, delegates heard as the thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice held a plenary debate on international cooperation.

15 April 2015
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DOHA, 15 April — Investing in modernizing laws to tackle new threats, improving the protection of citizens and borders, and guaranteeing a fair, impartial judiciary were among the tools needed to crush the vicious cycle of poverty and illicit activities damaging communities around the world, delegates said as the thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice concluded its plenary debate on successes and challenges in implementing ways to promote the rule of law along with sustainable development.

14 April 2015
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DOHA, 14 April — Pulling up the weeds of corruption would allow human rights and freedoms to blossom and, in turn, develop into steady economic growth, delegates heard today as the thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice concluded its high-level segment and held a plenary debate on successes and challenges in implementing policies and strategies to promote the rule of law along with sustainable development.

13 April 2015
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DOHA, 13 April — As criminals became ever more sophisticated and brutal, swift and collective action was needed to stamp out new and emerging threats, delegates heard today as the thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice continued its high-level segment.

12 April 2015
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DOHA, 12 April — The success of the United Nations work in the post-2015 era depended upon the central and cross-cutting elements of crime prevention, criminal justice and the rule of law, stressed high-level speakers as they opened the Thirteenth Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Doha today.