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UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
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Drugs and crime remain central challenges in the efforts to bring peace, stability, security and economic development to Central Asia. As drugs and crime do not respect national borders, it is vitally important to work across countries and regions.
Trafficking and illicit financial flows are moving into cyberspace, which is further altering the nature of borders.
Further information is available in the #AnnualReport17: https://bit.ly/2yZhMuC
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UNODC is continuing to support the organization to improve presentation and packaging, explore new markets and expand exports of this high-quality coffee. ☕ COOAGRONEVADA is a great example of development and commitment to peace, and UNODC is proud to be a part of its achievements.
Read about the story of COOAGRONEVADA in the #AnnualReport17: https://bit.ly/2yZhMuC
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Providing adequate livelihoods for 24 households led by widows, internally displaced people, and returned refugees contributes to food security but also fosters security.

Find out more about Afghan micro-entrepreneurs in the #AnnualReport17: https://bit.ly/2yZhMuC
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Increasing access to controlled medicines, while preventing diversion and misuse of drugs, in particular opioids 💊, was the focus of last week’s UNODC workshop in Nigeria. Under the project “Response to Drugs and Related Organized Crime in Nigeria” the goal of the workshop was to develop a curriculum to educate future and current healthcare professionals on understanding the problem of misuse of drugs while striving to increase access to controlled medicines.
Find out more about the UNODC #OpioidStrategy online ➡️ https://bit.ly/2OHIGBY
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Rather than punishing, prisons should rehabilitate offenders.

Only by respecting human rights & providing #ANewChance for prisoners will we help them reintegrate into society & help achieve peace in our communities.

Read more 👉 https://bit.ly/2C9ulqu
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The Container Control Programme (CCP) trained Port Control Unit 🚢of Da Nang in Vietnam was directly responsible for the profiling of a container arriving from Nigeria which contained approximately 10 tonnes of pangolin scales and ivory. 🐘 It is one of the largest seizures ever of illicit wildlife in Vietnam. Find out more about CCP online 👉https://bit.ly/2Hw6Bw7
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Alternative development is a fundamental pillar in the int’l drug 💊 control strategy, it help farmers 👨‍🌾 escape the poverty trap of illicit crop cultivation.

A UNODC initiative in Northern Laos, is helping the Vanmai community to leave behind opium and conflict, growing coffee to fight poverty and provide their children with a brighter tomorrow.

Find out more ➡️ http://bit.ly/2BXwWDX
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UNODC and the International @Olympic Committee have signed an agreement to fight competition manipulation and related corruption in sport. While the presence of corruption and criminality surrounding sport is not a new phenomenon, the last decade has seen a noticeable increase in illegal activities designed to exploit sports for illicit gain. Providing technical assistance to Member States in the prosecution of competition manipulation and delivery of national and regional joint training sessions are some of the steps to tackle this issue.
Find out more: https://bit.ly/2Ru9O5i
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Congratulations to Denis Mukwege and UNODC Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for their tireless effort to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.

"Ms. Murad reminds us that we must always listen to the people who have been most affected and harmed by the crimes we seek to stop, and that their testimonies must inform and strengthen our efforts to achieve justice," said UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov.

Read the full Statement ▶️ http://bit.ly/2Pay1fr
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Ethics is at the core of judicial accountability!

This week UNODC, Global #JudicialIntegrity Network hosted a 3-day workshop aimed to help design engaging, relevant & informative courses on ethics and conduct for judges & prosecutors to boost their judicial practice.
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