Issue 88 | August 29, 2016
A quick and easy update of the latest UNODC and international drugs and crime news. Can't read this newsletter? View it online
UNODC Executive Director, in Nairobi, highlights need for regional cooperation to promote security, development
In recent days, UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov met Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, attended the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development, and launched a new regional programme for Eastern Africa during a four-day visit to Nairobi. During his visit, he said:
"Regional cooperation and inclusive approaches to development are essential to confront the challenges of drugs, crime, corruption and terrorism". [Read more]
UNODC and ICSS launch comprehensive Resource Guide on Good Practices in the Investigation of Match-Fixing
Following on from the partnership signed last year at the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, UNODC and the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) have unveiled a new resource guide that will help law enforcement and sports organizations better detect and investigate match-fixing and cases of sports-results manipulation. [Read more]
Kenya: Police launch reform campaign aiming at national, local levels
A nationwide campaign to reform Kenya's policing services at the station level was launched in Nyeri county. UNODC, in conjunction with the National Police Service, will for the first time train and advise police commanders at the county, district and station levels on their key reforming duties. The objective is to establish the Inspector General's vision of 'people-centred policing' at the point of service delivery: the police station. [Read more]
New Colombia report sheds light on link between gold extraction and criminal activities
UNODC and the Colombian Ministries of Justice and Law, Mines and Energy, and the Environment, recently launched a study on alluvial gold exploitation in the South American country, and the relationship of this activity with organized crime. Findings indicate that an estimated 60 per cent of this industry in Colombia is not established within existing normative frameworks and in many cases finances and strengthens organized criminal groups.
Tackling human trafficking is a global concern
In recent days, two countries in different parts of the world have stepped up their efforts to address human trafficking in their respective national contexts. The worldwide Blue Heart Campaign against Trafficking in Persons welcomed its two newest partners, as Guatemala and Zimbabwe joined global efforts to raise awareness on the plight of the victims of this crime.