September 10, 2014
by Addison Morris
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Tuesday hosted an event to bring attention to the issue of maritime drug smuggling taking place across international waters, urging prosecution of offenders. There has been a recent increase in the smuggling of heroin and other drugs by sea to Africa, ...[read more]
April 11, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released the results of the Global Study on Homicide 2013 (GSH) which detailed the global prevalence of intentional homicides, finding 437,000 homicides in 2012. The UNODC collected a wide breadth of statistical data including identities of perpetrators and ...[read more]
September 6, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The increasing organized crime in Eastern Africa (EA) must be tackled both within the region and the markets where illicit goods will be delivered, according to a report published Wednesday by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). According to the report, in 2012 more than 100,000 people paid ...[read more]
July 19, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Human trafficking occurs across the globe, but the UN International Labor Organization (ILO) reports that it is more prevalent in regions of conflict. Women and children are more likely to become victims, and on August 30, 2005, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights stated that human ...[read more]
June 25, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On June 25, 2010, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) announced that it had opened a courtroom in Kenya to hear maritime piracy cases. The UNODC, with support from donor states such as Australia, Canada, the EU and the US, established the high security courtroom to prosecute suspected Somali ...[read more]
June 4, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the government of Japan on Monday came to an agreement to increase efforts to combat drug and human trafficking in Africa and Southeast Asia. The agreement was reached at the end of the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD ...[read more]
October 16, 2012
by Fangxing Li
The UN's top anti-crime official on Monday urged an integrated international response to target transnational crime syndicates which seek to avoid prosecution by moving to a new country when faced with increased law enforcement pressure. UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Executive Director Yury ...[read more]
September 28, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Drug trafficking and violent crime in Central America and the Caribbean threaten the rule of law in those regions, according to a report released Thursday by the UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The report concluded that cocaine trafficking and the associated violence are the main source of ...[read more]
July 17, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reported Monday that turnover from transnational organized criminal networks is estimated to be around $870 billion a year. With the statement, the UNODC launched its global awareness-raising campaign with the purpose of informing the public about the ...[read more]
June 12, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On June 12, 2010, Mauritian Prime Minister Necinchandra Ramgoolam announced his intent to try and imprison suspected Somali pirates brought under his country's jurisdiction. One month prior to the announcement, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) had reported that the island of Seychelles ...[read more]

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