A rise in transnational organized crime, drug trafficking and piracy are threatening peace and stability across West Africa and the Sahel, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, calling for an increase in regional efforts to tackle this issue.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for greater international cooperation to combat transnational security threats, saying criminals were increasingly exploiting technology to carry out their nefarious activities across the world.
Nicolas Cage, renowned actor, filmmaker and Goodwill Ambassador for Global Justice for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), today spoke of the anguish of victims, especially the young, of organized crimes around the world, urging States to join a UN pact designed to fight the scourge.
Top United Nations officials today underscored the urgency of combating organized crime, which a new report has found is gaining in global reach and posing a greater threat to peace, development and even national sovereignty.
The United Nations today denounced organized crime as a threat to international peace and security, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calling on Member States to confront the scourge with the same unity and determination they have shown in fighting pandemics or terrorism.
Greater efforts are needed to win the battle against organized crime in East Asia and the Pacific, according to a new study by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which calls for a fresh approach to tackle the scourge.