organized crime

Homicide kills far more people than armed conflict, new UN study shows

Some 464,000 people across the world were victims of homicidal violence in 2017, more than five times the number killed in armed conflict over the same period, UN researchers said on Monday.

Organized crime ‘one of the greatest threats to UN missions’: UN Police

From 11-13 September, as part of theTransnational Threats  (TNT) Project, crime experts met at UN Headquarters in New York to find ways to strengthen cooperation, and discuss methods to tackle the problem of serious and organized criminal activity.  Charles Kim, TNT project manager from UN Police (UNPOL), spoke with UN News's Conor Lennon.

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Sahel countries making progress towards “credible, functioning justice systems”: UNODC

Despite the challenge of trying to decriminalize centuries-old smuggling routes and cross-border terrorism, the countries of the Sahel are showing progress in building “credible, functioning justice systems.”

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“Growing problem” of organized crime corrupting politics worldwide

There is a “growing problem” of organized crime syndicates corrupting politics and politicians worldwide, especially at a local level.

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Ban calls for boost in efforts to fight organized crime in West Africa and Sahel

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.

Tighter regulation needed of small weapons, Jamaica tells General Assembly

An international regime is needed to regulate the sale and transfer of small and light weapons, Jamaica’s Deputy Prime Minister told the General Assembly’s annual general debate today.

UN chief urges greater cooperation to address global security challenges

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.

Promising UN help, Ban calls for Caribbean regional action to combat organized crime

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged Caribbean nations to combat organized crime on a regional level and promised United Nations assistance in the fight.

UN Goodwill Ambassador Nicolas Cage urges action against organized crime

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 UN official warns of organized crime’s global reach

The United Nations anti-crime chief today spotlighted the global toll taken by transnational organized crime, urging the universal implementation of the world body’s convention to combat the scourge.