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UNODC gave a briefing about its mandate and work to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Austrian Parliament.

John Brandolino, Director of the Division for Treaty Affairs, informed parliamentarians of all political groups represented in the 'Nationalrat' about how and where UNODC supports #Austria and other Member States in the fight against drugs, crime and terrorism. He provided concrete examples where UNODC manages to make a difference in #people's life across the globe, and how it contributes to keeping Austria safe and a great place to live.

UNODC is grateful to the Austrian people to be hosted in their beautiful capital.

Get to know more about UNODC at www.unodc.org
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16/02/2017
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UNODC is committed to supporting initiatives to promote integrity and good governance in sport, and to help safeguard major sporting events against #corruption, UNODC's Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, told those taking part in the 2 nd International Forum for Sport Integrity (IFSI), organized and hosted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

"UNODC recognizes the vital contribution that #sports can make to the empowerment of individuals and communities, as well as to health, education and social inclusion all over the #world," Mr. Fedotov said.

Read more about this story at http://bit.ly/2lNOY4m
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The Central African Convention for the Control of Small #Arms and Light Weapons, their Ammunition and all Parts and Components that can be used for their Manufacture, Repair and Assembly, also known as the #Kinshasa Convention, was adopted in 2010 by eleven signatories.

On 6 February 2017, the conditions for the entry into force of the instrument were met, after its ratification by #Angola. The Convention will enter into force on 8 March 2017.

Read more about this at http://bit.ly/2lONfbz
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Recently, UNODC launched the first #Afghanistan Synthetic Drugs Assessment report. The survey draws attention to the presence of synthetic #drugs in Afghanistan alongside the continued dominant presence of an illicit #opiate market. The main objective of this report is to offer some initial insights into the extent of synthetic drug production, use, and #trafficking in Afghanistan and to highlight important areas for further research.

Read more about this story at http://bit.ly/2l3Dd6o
Or get access to the full report at http://bit.ly/2kFMfWq
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#Thai Princess Becomes UNODC Goodwill Ambassador on the Rule of Law for Southeast Asia

Today, UNODC appointed Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of #Thailand as Goodwill Ambassador on the Rule of Law for Southeast Asia to raise the profile of, and support for, development efforts that address the impact of #crime on society, and that contribute to #justice reform.

HRH Princess Mahidol has supported UNODC efforts in the region over recent years, increasing visibility and mobilizing partnerships, most recently promoting the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda.

Read more about this story at http://bit.ly/2kk3wbx
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An innovative and comprehensive educational approach, UNODC’s ‘Education for Justice’ (E4J) initiative is built around the idea that long-term approaches to countering crime and violence can only be achieved through the integration of crime prevention and criminal #justice into all levels of #education. Part of the #Doha Declaration Global Programme, the initiative is currently hosting a series of Expert Group Meetings in #Vienna with leaders from primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

Find out more at http://bit.ly/2laFq28 
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13/02/2017
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Following the development of guidance material on the management of violent extremist prisoners and on prison-based rehabilitation programmes, UNODC's Justice Section hosted today more than 30 senior level #prison officials from around the #world, together with representatives from prison inspection mechanisms and other relevant partners, in order to review a checklist which will assist Member States in assessing compliance with The United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of #Prisoners ("the Nelson #Mandela Rules").

Get to know more about the event at http://bit.ly/2kulLXR
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Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging #women and #girls in #science. Unfortunately, they continue to be excluded from participating fully in scientific fields. As part of raising awareness on this issue, the United Nations General Assembly declared 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

To mark the International Day, Angela Me, Chief of UNODC's Research and Trend Analysis Branch, and Iphigenia Nadis, Scientific Affairs Officer in UNODC's Laboratory and Scientific Section, spoke about their own experiences and career #challenges.

Read the full interview at http://bit.ly/2ktsLUN

#womeninscience ♀
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Happening now: 30 experts meet in #Vienna for 3 days to operationalise Nelson #Mandela Rules for more humane prison management.
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09/02/2017
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The SHERLOC Newsletter is pleased to share with you the recent efforts to facilitate the dissemination of information regarding the implementation of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its three Protocols. This includes latest cases, legislation, literature, new features and more.

Check the latest issue (February 2017) at http://bit.ly/2k2LQRz or get access to the newsletter archive through http://bit.ly/2k3mVIP
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