Crime

Crime

18 April 2015
SOC/CP/366

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
SOC/CP/365

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
SOC/CP/364

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
SOC/CP/363

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
SOC/CP/362

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
SOC/CP/361

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
SOC/CP/359

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.

12 April 2015
SG/SM/16655-SOC/CP/360

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the thirteenth UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, in Doha, Qatar, today:

25 February 2015
DSG/SM/850-GA/11622-SOC/CP/358

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks, as delivered, at the General Assembly Debate on Integrating Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, today, in New York:

2 September 2010
SG/SM/13083-SOC/CP/357
Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the inaugural Conference of the International Anti-Corruption Academy, in Vienna, 2 September:
17 June 2010
SG/SM/12963-GA/10950-SOC/CP/356
Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on transnational organized crime, in New York today, 17 June:
19 April 2010
SOC/CP/355
Agreeing unanimously on the centrality of human rights to an effective, fair and humane criminal justice system, the Twelfth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice concluded in Salvador, Brazil, today with the adoption of a political declaration calling for greater scrutiny of the rules governing the treatment of prisoners, stronger national child-protection laws and more State action to prevent violence against women and migrant workers, among other issues.
18 April 2010
SOC/CP/354
The Twelfth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice had put the world’s criminal justice system on trial, but the case could be dismissed for lack of evidence, Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Director-General of the Organization’s Vienna Office, said today, as the event’s high-level segment continued in Salvador, Brazil.
17 April 2010
SOC/CP/353
Delegates at a special, three-day segment of the Twelfth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice urged members this afternoon to take concrete action in the next five years, building upon “spectacular breakthroughs” on controversial issues relating to the prosecution, sentencing and custody of offenders, and on a possible new treaty on emerging forms of transnational offences such as cybercrime.
16 April 2010
SOC/CP/352
SALVADOR, Brazil, 16 April -- An overhaul of criminal justice systems in countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe was needed to reduce inhumane overcrowding in prisons ‑‑ a major cause of recidivism which did nothing to improve public safety, speakers said today as the Twelfth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice continued in Salvador, Brazil.
15 April 2010
SOC/CP/351
Decrying the “appalling” circumstances believed to affect roughly 10 million detainees worldwide, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture today described massive differences in the treatment of prisoners, and called, alongside other experts, for stiffer measures to improve prison conditions and ensure full respect for basic human rights standards, as the Twelfth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice continued in Salvador, Brazil.
14 April 2010
SOC/CP/350
The United Nations should develop a template to better educate everyone from schoolchildren to judges worldwide about criminal justice concepts, standards and the rule of law in order to create a safer, more just world, delegates said as the Twelfth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice continued in Salvador, Brazil, today.
13 April 2010
SOC/CP/349
While advances in information technology held many benefits for society, its dark underside ‑‑ computer-based fraud and forgery, illegal interception of private communications, interference with data and misuse of electronic devices ‑‑ required States to develop an organized, international response, delegates said today at the Twelfth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.
12 April 2010
SG/SM/12838-SOC/CP/347
Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message to twelfth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, delivered by John Sandage, Officer-in-Charge, Division for Treaty Affairs, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, in Salvador, Brazil, 12 April:
12 April 2010
SOC/CP/348
The Twelfth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice opened this morning in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, with a fervent call by United Nations and Government officials for stronger global cooperation among all stakeholders, as well as stronger legal tools to stamp out organized crime.