UNODC together with a coalition of civil society organizations and government representatives, met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 24 to 27 February at an anti-corruption workshop. The main focus of the event, attended by some 55 anti-corruption practitioners was the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and the review mechanism set up for this purpose.[Read More]
UNWTO, UNODC and UNESCO launch anti-trafficking campaign: 'Your Actions Count – Be a Responsible Traveller'
UNODC, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have joined forces to promote a global campaign urging travellers to support the fight against a number of forms of trafficking. The Campaign was presented to the tourism sector at the 2014 International Tourism Bourse (ITB) in Berlin.[Read More]
In a statement issued on World Wildlife Day, UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, noted that our "stewardship of this planet's biodiversity" is threatened if there are no attempts made to reduce the demand for animal parts, while disrupting supply by seizing the assets of the criminal networks who commit this crime.[Read More]