Who Promotes Afghan Farmers' Opium Cultivation and Production?

Kawther Salam: According to UNODC’s Afghan Opium Survey 2017, the disappointing reversal of last year has become a profoundly alarming trend in the cultivation and production of opium in the country. The Survey’s findings show the total area under poppy cultivation has jumped a dizzying 63 per cent or 127,000 hectares compared to 2016. In […]

Afghan Opium Production Jumps To Record Level, Up 87 Percent

Opium production in Afghanistan increased by 87 per cent to a record level of 9,000 metric tons in 2017 compared with 2016 levels, according to the latest Afghanistan Opium Survey figures released today by the Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The area under opium poppy cultivation […]

Fedotov: Cryptocurrencies And The Dark Net Are The Unintended Beneficiaries of Globalization

For 20 years, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime has been helping countries make the world safer from drugs, organized crime, corruption and terrorism. To do this we have a number of tools on our side, including three international drug control conventions, the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its Protocols on human […]

Women's Rights And Women's Day

March 8 is a major day of global celebration for economic, political and social achievements of women, but also it is a day to remind the governments which have enacted more laws that violate women’s rights, that they must review these laws, which for example allow the labor offices to force these women into contracts […]

International Women’s Day in Vienna

Historic imbalances in power relations between men and women, exacerbated by growing inequalities within and between societies and countries, are leading to greater discrimination against women and girls. Around the world, tradition, cultural values and religion are being misused to curtail women’s rights, to entrench sexism and defend misogynistic practices.

In Vienna, hundreds of women have […]

Frauenrecht ist Menschenrecht ist ArbeiterInnenrecht

Der 8. März ist ein ein bedeutender Feiertag der ökonomischen, politischen und sozialen Errungenschaften von Frauen, aber auch ein Tag der Erinnerung an diejenigen Regierungen, welche noch mehr Gesetze erlassen haben, die Frauenrechte verletzen und dass diese ihre Gesetze einer nochmaligen Überprüfung unterziehen sollten, welche es zum Beispiel erlauben, dass Arbeitsvermittlungsagenturen Frauen in unterbezahlte Verträge […]

Palestinian Daily Advertising for Settlements

Comment: The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli occupation government disputes this.

On Monday, Al-Quds published an IDF announcement regarding construction plans in Kochav Ya’acov, a settlement near Ramallah.

On Monday, Al-Quds, the Palestinians Newspaper, based in the occupied Jerusalem, recently published on behalf of the […]

Human Trafficking Might Constitute War Crimes

Editorial Comment: The Security Council today passed Human Trafficking resolution accusing the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant “ISIL-Da’esh” and other terrorist groups. According to UNHCR report issued 2016, over 22 thousand refugee children were missed in EU where is no ISIL and Da’esh. How and where these children disappeared? Who stop behind the trafficking […]

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