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Executive summary Background and purpose
30 de julio de 2018. La trata de personas es un delito grave y una violación de los derechos humanos. Casi todos los países del mundo se ven afectados por este flagelo, ya sea como país de origen, tránsito o destino de las víctimas.
En el Día Mundial contra la Trata de Personas, Naciones Unidas hace un llamado a la comunidad internacional para que intensifique urgentemente las respuestas al tráfico de niños, niñas y jóvenes, que constituyen un tercio de todas las víctimas en todo el mundo.
World Drug Report 2018: opioid crisis, prescription drug abuse expands; cocaine and opium hitrecord highs
At least 2.5 million migrants smuggled worldwide in 2016, says UNODC study
At least 2.5 million migrants were smuggled in 2016, according to the first Global Study on Smuggling of Migrants released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) today. Migrant smuggling occurred in all regions of the world and generated an income for smugglers of up to US$7 billion, equivalent to what the United States or the European Union countries spent on global humanitarian aid in 2016.
Bogotá D.C. 16 de mayo de 2018. Con el fin de compartir la identificación de riesgos, obstáculos, retos y avances en materia de trata de personas y explotación sexual, la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas contra la Droga y el Delito (UNODC) participó en el taller regional para América Latina " Llamado a la Acción para la Protección contra la Violencia de Género en Situaciones de Emergencia", organizado por la Delegación de la Unión Europea en Colombia.
Justice for women is one of the main accelerators for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Not only does investing in justice for women help to achieve gender equality and advance women’s empowerment, but it also creates a foundation for long-term growth and peaceful and inclusive societies. Despite the recent progress made in this area globally, women still face barriers to accessing justice that are often the result of policy, legislative, institutional, and societal failure to remove discrimination, gender bias, stereotyping, stigma, and indifference.
We, UN and non-UN entities, re-affirm our determination to prevent future acts of sexual exploitation and abuse by our personnel.
We note the issuance of this Statement at the High-level Conference on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and NGO Personnel on 4 December 2006 in New York, USA and welcome future endorsement of this Statement by others.
San José – Sesenta representantes de los 11 Estados Miembros de la Conferencia Regional sobre Migración (RCM por su sigla en inglés) se reunirán en San José, Costa Rica, el martes 13 de marzo para promover políticas y acciones estratégicas en conjunto, a mediano y largo plazo, para combatir la industria ilegal de tráfico de migrantes la cual mueve miles de millones.
Dakar, 26 February 2018 - The response to the security situation in the Sahel is currently undergoing a positive change. Despite numerous challenges and threats, Sahelian governments remain committed to developing their criminal justice systems against illicit trafficking, organized crime and terrorism and are increasingly cooperating with each other, bilaterally and within the G5 Sahel.
New York / Vienna, 27 September 2017 - "Human trafficking is all around us, in all regions of the world," the UN Secretary-General António Guterres said today at a high-level meeting to assess the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons.
UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov said: "We need governments to devote the needed resources to put laws into practice, to support victims, to train practitioners, and to enable inter-agency and cross-border cooperation."
New York / Vienna, 21 September 2017 - Trafficking in people is a global problem affecting virtually every country in the world, UNODC Chief Yury Fedotov said today. "This crime infects and affects all our societies, and that is why efforts like this one to raise awareness, to bring human trafficking out of the shadows, are so important," he said.
by Video Teleconference, 2 August 2017
Vienna / New York, 2 August 2017 - Allow me to begin by commending the Presidency of Egypt for holding a meeting on this very important topic.
As the Security Council has recognized on several occasions, preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons, including conventional arms as well as weapons of mass destruction, is essential to countering terrorism.
Today is the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. UNODC's theme is "Let's act now to protect and assist trafficking victims". This is especially important because of the links between conflict and trafficking and migrant smuggling.
Criminal groups feed off the world's conflicts and the instability and insecurity they create. Conflict is a breeding ground for criminal activity; people forced from their homes are falling prey to human traffickers as they try desperately to escape the violence.
United Nations agencies convene over 100 government and civil society partners from 12 countries for a landmark meeting in Bangkok to respond to gender-based violence
Bangkok, Thailand – Governments, civil society and the United Nations in Asia and the Pacific are strengthening the roll-out and implementation of a multi-sectoral response to urgently address gender-based violence against women and girls across this diverse region.
22 June 2017 - In 2015 about a quarter of a billion people used drugs. Of these, around 29.5 million people - or 0.6 per cent of the global adult population - were engaged in problematic use and suffered from drug use disorders, including dependence. Opioids were the most harmful drug type and accounted for 70 per cent of the negative health impact associated with drug use disorders worldwide, according to the latest World Drug Report, released today by UNODC.
The global number of new HIV infections among people who inject drugs has increased by more than 33% compared over the past five years. There is also an alarming increase in infections with hepatitis C. Access to services to address HIV among people who inject drugs remains too low, with needle and syringe programmes, opioid substitution therapy, and anti-retroviral treatment being of particular concern.
Almost a third of trafficking victims are children: UNODC report
21 December 2016 - Children make up almost a third of all human trafficking victims worldwide, according to a report released today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Additionally, women and girls comprise 71 per cent of human trafficking victims, the Global Report on Trafficking in Persons states.
16 December 2016 - Experts gathered in Vienna this week to discuss how countries can treat children who have been recruited and exploited by terrorist and violent extremist groups. The Expert Group Meeting (EGM), organized by UNODC from 13-15 December, covered issues such as preventing the involvement of children with terrorist and violent extremist groups, the suitable justice responses to this phenomenon, and how to promote the effective release and social reintegration of those children.
28 October 2016 - Tackling human trafficking is not a simple or trivial pursuit said, yesterday, UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, urging States to implement all provisions of the so-called 'Palermo protocol,' the nearly universal UN treaty that contains a 'blueprint' for successfully preventing and suppressing the scourge while punishing perpetrators.
13 October 2016 - #ADeadlyBusiness, a UNODC campaign to prevent and combat migrant smuggling, was presented yesterday in Lisbon, Portugal, during the XXIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Ibero-American Association of Public Prosecutors Offices (AIAMP).