MEDIA ADVISORY

Human trafficking tops agenda at
Transnational Organized Crime Conference

VIENNA, 25 September 2014 -Media are invited to attend the Seventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime from 6 to 10 October 2014.

A press conference will be held on Monday, 6 October.

What: Press conference with Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, and the President of the COP, Ambassador Cristian Istrate (Romania)

Where: Press Room, M Building, Vienna International Centre

When: Monday 6 October at 12:00 noon

The Opening Session, all plenary sessions, as well as side events, are open to the media.

During the week of the conference, over 30 side events will focus on transnational organized crime challenges ranging from trafficking in human organs to wildlife and forest crime, and from protecting vulnerable minors in West Africa to crime and corruption in Latin America. The conference is due to discuss draft resolutions on human trafficking, smuggling of migrants and firearms smuggling among others matters.

For media accreditation:

Media representatives who wish to attend the Opening of the Conference and side events, and who are not accredited to the VIC, should contact press[at]unvienna.org.

Access to the M-building is via Checkpoint One of the Vienna International Centre.

Click here for additional information about the Seventh session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.

For further information please contact:

David Dadge
Spokesperson, UNODC
Telephone: (+43 1) 26060-5629
Mobile: (+43-699) 1459-5629
Email: david.dadge[at]unvienna.org

or

Reka Furtos
Public Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-83019
Mobile: (+43-699) 1458-3019
Email: reka.furtos[at]unvienna.org

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