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Corruption “steals” from everyone in society

Corruption “steals” from everyone in society according to a representative from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

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Lack of “large ransom” delays hostage release by Somali pirates

Lack of a “large ransom” delayed the release of 26 hostages held by Somali pirates for nearly five years, according to a representative from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

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Opium production surges by 43% in Afghanistan

Opium production in Afghanistan has increased by 43% according to a survey released on Monday by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

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World must act “rapidly and forcefully” to protect heritage from terrorists

The international community must act “rapidly and forcefully” to prevent more cultural heritage from being irrevocably destroyed by terrorist groups.

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Sport corruption “not something new” but more visible

The issue of corruption in sport is “not something new” but it has become more visible over the past years because of the increasingly large amounts of money which are often involved.

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“Only one out of 100 people are rescued” from human trafficking

Only one out of 100 people are rescued from human trafficking according to a senior UN official working on the issue.

Simone Monasebian is head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in New York.

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UN Gender Focus: LGBT, drug dependency and women's health

New Independent Expert on LGBT issues a "huge development"

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29 million people addicted to drugs globally

The number of people addicted to drugs globally is now 29 million people - a new record - the UN said Thursday.

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Global drug dependency up to 29m people

The number of adults who are dependent on drugs globally has increased by two million to 29 million people, according to a report released by the UN on Thursday.

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No country immune from wildlife and forest crime

The first-ever global report on wildlife crime shows the need to criminalize not only poachers and those behind the illicit trade but also the people who demand its products.

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