Ending migrant smuggling in the Mediterranean

Hundreds of people were rescued but scores more are feared dead after the vessel they were on capsized near the Greek island of Crete this Friday morning.

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Death penalty is not the solution to drug trafficking

The death penalty has proven to be ineffective overall at reducing illegal drug trafficking.

That’s according to Kasia Malinowska, Director of the Global Drug Policy program for Open Society Foundations.

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“War on drugs” must give way to “balanced and humane approach”

Neither the failed “war on drugs” approach nor full legalization is the right way to curb drugs-related crime and uphold international laws on drug control.

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Women and children most affected by global corruption

Women and children around the world suffer the “poisonous” effects of corruption the most.

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Combating corruption essential to implement SDGs

Corruption is an obstacle to progress and prosperity and holds back development, according to the UN.

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Afghan opium crop decreases nearly 20 per cent in 2015

Cultivation of opium poppies, the plant used to manufacture heroin, has dropped by 19 per cent year-on-year, according to a UN survey released on Wednesday.

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Heroin and synthetic drugs on the rise in Asia

The use of heroin and synthetic drugs are on the rise in Asia according to a new report released by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

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Cannabis use on the rise worldwide

Cannabis use is increasing worldwide and evidence shows that what’s available on the market is now more potent than ever before.

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Uruguay’s move to legalize cannabis endangers global anti-drug effort, UN agency says

Amid growing debate over international drug control policy in Latin America, the United Nations drug and crime agency today said that a decision by the Uruguayan parliament to legalize cannabis is a strike against international cooperation.

UN anti-drug agency names Colombian footballer Falcao new Goodwill Ambassador

The United Nations anti-drug and crime agency today named Colombian footballer Radamel Falcao García Zárate as its Goodwill Ambassador for drug prevention.