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In recent weeks, UNODC's office in #Bolivia unveiled the multimedia art project entitled "Obrajes", aimed at raising awareness, from a global standpoint, about the vulnerabilities faced by women in prison settings, and to promote comprehensive criminal justice policies aligned with international standards. Read more about this project at
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#EndHumanTrafficking: Angela Me, Chief of UNODC's Research and Trend Analysis Branch, discusses some of the main findings of the 2016 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons: children, women and men victims, links between conflict, migration and human trafficking, and more.
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#Teachers can help their students to grow healthy and safe and take the first step to prevent later risky behaviours by listening to their needs.
Let's all #ListenFirst!

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UNODC is committed to supporting #China's efforts to expand access to legal aid in its criminal justice system, UNODC's Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, told the Chinese Minister of Justice, Wu Aiying, at a meeting.

"#Justice is an integral element of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable #Development. UNODC stands ready to work closely with China to share experiences and good practices to enhance legal aid and help achieve the #SDGs, especially Goal 16 on peaceful and inclusive societies," said Mr. Fedotov during a visit to Beijing this week.

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This past week UNODC and the Government of the Federal District of Brasilia signed a new joint agreement to use #sports as a tool to prevent #crime and #drug use among #youth.

At the signing, Brasilia’s Sports and Leisure Secretary, Leila Barros – herself an Olympic volleyball medallist – highlighted the importance of sport in character building: "Sport teaches us how to live with differences, to learn the value of others, to respect others and to deal with frustrations daily.”

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As Member States increase their efforts to counter violent extremist groups, an associated challenge has gained importance and urgency: how to manage those violent extremists who end up in State custody.
It is in this context that UNODC's Justice Section recently launched a new Handbook on the Management of Violent Extremist Prisoners and the Prevention of Radicalization to Violence in Prisons. Of particular usefulness to prison staff and policy-makers worldwide, the manual constitutes the very first United Nations technical guidance tool to address radicalization to violence and violent extremism in prison settings.
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Read the Op-Ed by HE Leigh Turner, Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna: "Tackling Modern Slavery – in Vienna"
A person is transported illegally away from their community to somewhere unfamiliar or foreign. Once there, they are forced to work without any form of contract or proper remuneration.This is mo
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#EndHumanTrafficking: As tribute to 2016 #HumanTrafficking Global Report, artist Yasser Rezahi, who has witnessed victims of human trafficking along several of its many routes, donated his artwork:
Read more about the report and its full findings here: UNODC wishes to thank the artist Yasser Rezahi for his generosity and art pieces used for this Report.
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#EndHumanTrafficking: Children make up almost 1/3 of all #humantrafficking victims worldwide, and women and girls comprise 71%, according to the Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, released today by UNODC. It also highlights the recruitment or abduction of children by armed groups for forced marriages, sexual slavery or as combatants. Read more about the report and all its findings:
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Protecting #children recruited and exploited by #terrorist and violent extremist groups from #violence

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.

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UNODC hosts discussion on impact of organized crime on international security sector governance and reform

Aiming to enhance international collaboration against transnational organized crime (#TOC) in the work on Security Sector Reform, UNODC - together with the Permanent Mission of the Slovakia to the International Organizations in Vienna - recently hosted a high-level event in #Vienna on this topic.

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The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) promotes health, justice and security. 

UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. Established in 1997 through a merger between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention, UNODC operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices. UNODC relies on voluntary contributions, mainly from Governments, for 90 per cent of its budget.

UNODC is mandated to assist Member States in their struggle against illicit drugs, crime and terrorism. In the Millennium Declaration, Member States also resolved to intensify efforts to fight transnational crime in all its dimensions, to redouble the efforts to implement the commitment to counter the world drug problem and to take concerted action against international terrorism.

The three pillars of the UNODC work programme are:

* Field-based technical cooperation projects to enhance the capacity of Member States to counteract illicit drugs, crime and terrorism;
* Research and analytical work to increase knowledge and understanding of drugs and crime issues and expand the evidence-base for policy and operational decisions; and
* Normative work to assist States in the ratification and implementation of the international treaties, the development of domestic legislation on drugs, crime and terrorism, and the provision of secretariat and substantive services to the treaty-based and governing bodies.

In pursuing its objectives, UNODC will make every effort to integrate and mainstream the gender perspective, particularly in its projects for prevention and the provision of alternative livelihoods, as well as those against human trafficking.

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10. Describe or encourage activities which could endanger the safety or well-being of others.

UNODC welcomes feedback, both positive and negative, about our work but please make sure your comments are in line with the above House Rules. Repeatedly posting personal or offensive comments about individual members of the public or UNODC may be considered harassment. UNODC reserves the right to edit, move or delete any message, or terminate membership, at any time, for any reason and take action against those responsible.
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