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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.

23 June 2020
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Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ statement on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, observed on 26 June:

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.

2 March 2020

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is appealing for calm and an easing of tensions on Turkey’s borders with the European Union, following a recent increase in movements of people.  Groups arriving at Turkey’s borders have included Syrians, Afghans, Iranians, Sudanese and other nationalities.

27 February 2020

The Middle East Peace Process Special Coordinator said today he was very concerned about Israel’s announcements regarding advancement of settlement construction in many areas in the occupied West Bank.  He said that all settlements are illegal under international law and remain a substantial obstacle to peace.

24 June 2019
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Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, observed on 26 June:

14 March 2019
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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the ministerial segment of the sixty-second session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, being held in Vienna on 14-15 March.

24 September 2018
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Following are Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the High-level Event on Counter-Narcotics hosted by the United States, in New York today:

25 June 2018
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Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, observed on 26 June:

12 March 2018
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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the opening of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs, in Vienna today:

22 June 2017
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Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, observed on 26 June:

13 March 2017
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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message on the sixtieth anniversary of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs:

23 June 2016
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks on the World Drug Report 2016, in New York today:

19 April 2016
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks on behalf of the Secretary-General to the General Assembly special session on the world drug problem, in New York today:

12 April 2016
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Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message to the third Ministerial Anti-Drug Conference, in Moscow today:

10 February 2016
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Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the informal interactive stakeholder consultation for the General Assembly Special Session on the world drug problem in New York today:

26 June 2015
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, upon the release of the World Drug Report, in New York today:

7 May 2015
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks at the High-level General Assembly Thematic Debate in support of the process towards the 2016 Special Session of the General Assembly on the World Drug Problem, in New York today:

23 April 2015
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Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, as delivered by Yury Fedotov, Director General of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), to the second Ministerial Anti-Drug Conference on the Influence of Drugs on Global Security and Sustainable Development, in Moscow today: