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Issue 65 | January 06, 2015

A quick and easy update of the latest UNODC and international drugs and crime news. Can't read this newsletter? View it online here.

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Panama City Christmas parade. Participants, especially children, cheered Dogui and Dengoso, the cartoon characters who promote the Anti-Corruption Values Programme in the country. Photo: UNODC.Anti-Corruption Day reaches over 8 million across the globe

To mark International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December 2014, community-based organizations, Governments, international organizations and individuals carried out a number of activities to raise awareness on the damaging effects of corruption. UNDP and UNODC Field Offices across the world reached more than 8 million people through social media and other activities trough a joint global campaign entitled 'Break the corruption chain'.

 

Panama City Christmas parade. Participants, especially children, cheered Dogui and Dengoso, the cartoon characters who promote the Anti-Corruption Values Programme in the country. Photo: UNODC. Trafficking in children on the increase, according to latest UNODC Report

The 2014 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons released in Vienna and in various UNODC field office locations across the world shows that one in three known victims of human trafficking is a child- a 5 per cent increase compared to the previous period. Girls make up 2 out of every 3 child victims, and together with women, account for 70 per cent of overall trafficking victims. Additionally, more than 2 billion people are not adequately protected by their national legislation.

Latest UNODC publications

Southeast Asia Opium Survey 2014 - Lao PDR, Myanmar

Global report on trafficking in persons 2014

Afghanistan opium survey 2014 - Cultivation and production

Other international drugs and crime news

Council of Europe - More countries join Council of Europe's drugs policy group

EMCDDA - European Drug Agency - Annual award ceremony to celebrate excellence in scientific writing on illicit drugs

Europol - 292 internet domain names seized for selling counterfeit products

Europol - Global action against dark markets tor network

OECD - Scale of international bribery laid bare by new OECD report

World Economic Forum - Partnering Against Corruption Initiative

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