Archive for March, 2010

Top African Stars Team Up to Score 8 Goals for Africa

31st March 2010 Uncategorized

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 teamed up to deliver a song that will stir our souls and create awareness at individual, community and government levels to re-focus commitment to the MDGs. (more…)

UNODC and SADC to host Workshop on International Cooperation in Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants

11th March 2010 Uncategorized

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. (more…)

UNODC/BCOCC to launch € 2.48 million Project to Strengthen Law Enforcement Capacity and Criminal Justice Response to Smuggling of Migrants and Trafficking in Persons (16 March 2010)

11th March 2010 Uncategorized

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. (more…)

Public service announcement on the effects of drugs

8th March 2010 Uncategorized

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 drug use, to protect themselves. (more…)

Equal Rights and Opportunities for Safe Migration: a Pre-Requisite for Development Says IOM

8th March 2010 Uncategorized

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. (more…)