Pretoria – Eight of Africa’s best known musical talents are now lending their voices in support of a United Nations campaign in South Africa to encourage commitment to the achievement of the 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Artists, including Baba Maal (Senegal), Angélique Kidjo (Benin), Eric Wainaina (Kenya) and Yvonne Chaka Chaka (South Africa) have… Read More »
Pretoria – International cooperation in criminal matters is an essential prerequisite in investigating and prosecuting cases of trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants. A significant proportion of such cases are transnational and even cases within a single jurisdiction may involve victims or offenders who originate from another country.
Pretoria – Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants are global concerns and crimes affecting persons, individual countries and regions as a whole. In addition to the humanitarian and social consequences attached to these phenomena, security issues abound due to the organised crime links so often identified.
UNODC has partnered with CNN to air a public service announcement on the effects of drugs on youth. The 30-second PSA, which will be aired several times a day over the coming year, follows four young people as their health deteriorates due to continued drug use and calls on youth, who are particularly vulnerable to… Read More »
Geneva – Migration policies must offer equal opportunities to migrate to both women and men to reduce women’s vulnerability during migration and to optimize the positive development impact of migration in communities of origin, says the International Organization for Migration (IOM), on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2010.