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Rising use and trafficking of illicit stimulants threaten security, health in Asia – UN

The rising manufacture, trafficking and use of methamphetamines in East Asia and Southeast Asia pose a growing threat to public health and security in the region, as transnational organized criminal groups become increasingly involved, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said today.

Senegal: UN launches task force to help stem drug trafficking through airport

The head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has launched a task force to boost the capacity of the international airport in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, to intercept narcotics smuggled through the facility, a major air traffic hub in West Africa.

UN study shows murder rates highest in parts of Americas and Africa

Young men in Central and South America and Southern and Central Africa are most at risk of being killed in cases of homicide, while women face an increased likelihood of being murdered in domestic violence, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in a report unveiled today.

Head of UN office against drugs and crime praises Colombia’s anti-narcotics efforts

The head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has praised Colombia’s political commitment to fighting narcotics production and related crimes and financial support of the office’s technical assistance projects against the scourge in the region.

Coca cultivation in Bolivia remains stable, UN report finds

The cultivation of coca bushes in Bolivia has remained stable over the past year with 31,000 hectares planted with the shrub, the raw material for the manufacture of cocaine, according to a new survey by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Amphetamine use on the rise worldwide, new UN report finds

The use of amphetamine-type stimulants such as ecstasy and meth is surging around the world, a new United Nations report finds, warning that the growing trade in these illegal drugs and the high profits they bring to criminals are posing an increasing threat to health and security.

UN official discusses global organized crime with US congressional delegation

The head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has had a meeting with a United States congressional delegation during which they discussed the situations in Mexico and Colombia, drug production and trafficking in Afghanistan, cyber security, money laundering, piracy and human trafficking.

UN agency foresees increased collaboration with Iran in fight against drugs

The head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) met today with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to discuss how to increase cooperation between the agency and the country in the global fight against the production and trade of illicit drugs.

Senior UN official highlights counter-narcotics efforts on visit to Iran

The head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) arrived today in Iran for talks on a range of issues, including the country’s efforts to curb illicit narcotics and to provide HIV prevention, treatment, and care services for injecting drug users.

UN agency signs accord with Asian countries on fighting drugs and crime

The United Nations and a group of Asian countries have signed an accord to promote cooperation in fighting drug trafficking, organized crime, human trafficking and international terrorism, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has announced.