29.5 million people globally suffer from drug use disorders.

In 2015 about a quarter of a billion people used drugs. Of these, around 29.5 million people – or 0.6 per cent of the global adult population – were engaged in problematic use and suffered from drug use disorders, including dependence. Opioids were the most harmful drug type and accounted for 70 per cent of […]

UNODC Chief underlines rule of law’s role in shielding development at meeting with Italian President

ROME – 28 October – “Last month’s adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals acknowledged that the rule of law is essential for protecting the international development agenda,” said the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Yury Fedotov today in a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella.

“Transnational organized crime is a […]

The Energy and Water Needs in Gaza in the Context of a Humanitarian Catastrophe

The United Nations Seminar on Assistance to the Palestinian People, focusing on “Speeding up relief, recovery and reconstruction in post-war Gaza”, opened this morning at the headquarters in Vienna, hearing a message from the Secretary-General and statements by the senior adviser to President Mahmoud Abbas representing the State of Palestine, the Minister for Europe, Integration […]

Foreign Ministry Slams Wilful Murder of Three Muslim-Americans in California

حفل  تاسيس المنتدى السوري في النمسا
نساء – اللورد وأبو الزوز والبترا وفتحية ويفتح الله – للرقص لا تمثل بعوضة فلسطينية أو عربية

The Palestinian foreign ministry Saturday strongly condemned the ‘heinous’ Chapel Hill killing crime which took the lives of three Muslim-American students, including two Palestinian females, at the hands of ‘an extremist American’ in north […]

Gazan Families, Homeless Made In Israel, Video

Tens of thousands of Gazan families are homeless, more than 3 months after Israel’s last operation there. In October 2014, the UN published that 20,000 homes of families were destroyed in the operation, and another 80,000 damaged. In the town of Khuza’a, east of Khan Yunis and close to the border with Israel, hundreds were […]

Trafficking In Children On The Increase

أخبار النمسا – إتحاد الأطباء – النادي المصري – اللقاءات والمحاضرات وغيرها
محكمة الإستناف النمساوية تؤكد براءة الدكتور الحداد وتثبت حكم النصب على أحد كبار عمالقة الجالية المصرية

More than 2 billion people not adequately protected from human trafficking by their national legislation, says report; raises concern about low conviction rates

VIENNA, 24 November 2014 – UNIS – […]

Child Abuse And Exploitation

Although the exploitation of children is not a new phenomenon, the digital age has exacerbated the problem and increased children’s vulnerability. At a side event during the 23rd Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched a study on the effects of new technologies […]

Two Foreign UN Workers Were Killed At Galkayo Airport

Two foreign UN workers were shot dead at Galkayo airport in Puntland, Somalia. They were one Briton and one French working for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) based in Kenya but had regular visit to Somalia.

A soldier serving as the security guard at Galkayo main Airport shot and killed the two […]

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