United Nations Office On Drugs And Crime

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Name: United Nations Office On Drugs And Crime (UNODC, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime)
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Asia's meth habit: synthetic drug trade has 'exploded'

The use of synthetic drugs, particularly methamphetamines, is escalating rapidly in East and South East Asia. Powerfully addictive stimulants, methamphetamines can deliver a euphoric high but come with devastating side effects including brain damage, ... [Published Deutsche Welle - 3 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Kofi Annan, Obasanjo to meet Mahama today

The Chairman of the West Africa Commission on Drugs, Olusegun Obasanjo and Kofi Annan, Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation, will today meet with Ghana’s President, John Mahama, Chair of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to discuss ... [Published Citifmonline - 11 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

How Corruption Goes Global

Corruption around the world is facilitated by the ability to launder and hide proceeds derived from the abuse of power, bribery and secret deals. Dirty money enters the financial system and is given the semblance of originating from a legitimate source ... [Published AllAfrica.com - 14 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Myanmar to accelerate drug eradication program under extended five-year plan

Myanmar is accelerating its drug eradication program under an extended five-year plan from 2014 to 2019, according to the Central Committee for Prevention of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Wednesday.Myanmar Vice President U Nyan Tun told the ... [Published China.org.cn - 17 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Anti-money-laundering and countering financing of terrorists

Beneficiary: State Bank of Vietnam, Banking Supervisory Agency Implementing Agency: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Funding of the Anti-money-laundering-mentor for the Mekong Region through an United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime~s progr ... [Published Wall Street Business Network - 16 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 2 reports

Regional Links Aiding Drug Syndicates in Burma: UNODC

Bags of methamphetamine pills seized by Thai authorities are displayed in Ayutthaya province, nearly 80 km (50 miles) north of Bangkok, in June 2013. (Photo: Reuters)RANGOON — Regional integration offers greater opportunities to narcotics producers and ... [Published Irrawaddy - 17 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Developing Legal Aid Strategy for Poor Nigerians

Some people in this country find it difficult to access justice because they cannot afford legal services. Amongst them are vulnerable groups like women and children, the elderly and persons with disabilities to mention a few. The Legal Aid Council was ... [Published Individual.com - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

All agencies to come under BB online watch by yr-end

:00:00 A A- A+Digital combat against money laundering FE ReportThe central bank is set to bring all reporting agencies under its digital connectivity by the end of this calendar year to help check money laundering, considered main conduit for capital ... [Published Financial Express Bangladesh - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

“WHAT FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS SHOULD FOCUS ON TO PREVENT MONEY LAUNDERING”...

Author: Laurie L. Gentz, CAMS, Head of Compliance, BAE Systems Applied IntelligenceRecord fines in the banking world recently – some for billion-dollar figures – have brought the issue of money laundering and terrorist financing into sharper focus than ... [Published Global Banking & Finance Review - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Reform More Radical Than 'War on Drugs' ; Shortcomings in the Repressive-Only Approach Is Forcing a Change of Tactics

Increasing numbers of women are being locked up in the ferociousprison systems of Latin America in the so-called "war againstdrugs". Often poor and black, they are among the hardest hit membersof society, according to recently published reports from the ... [Published HighBeam Research - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 2 reports

Crime Threatens Myanmar Stability: UN

The UN on Monday warned that widespread criminal activity in Myanmar was undermining stability and development, as it hailed a new partnership with the government to tackle "significant" crime and drug problems in the impoverished country.Myanmar -- the ... [Published NDTV - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Reform more radical than ‘war on drugs’

Increasing numbers of women are being locked up in the ferocious prison systems of Latin America in the so-called “war against drugs”. Often poor and black, they are among the hardest hit members of society, according to recently published reports from ... [Published Irish Times - Aug 18 2014]

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...And the use of the drugs has not only grown geographically - their social appeal has also expanded. "More recently they've evolved again and gone upmarket, attracting different demographic groups" Douglas added
The good news is that there are glimmers of hope. At the G-8G-8 summit last year in Northern Ireland, leaders committed to "take action to tackle the misuse of companies and legal arrangements." They further produced a "G8 Action Plan Principles to prevent the misuse of companies and legal arrangements", and member states agreed to add to these...
She said the National Strategy on Legal Aid must be one that "we all will be proud of and should start with mapping of all legal aid providers in Nigeria who should collaborate and synergise for effective service delivery."
"[W]e will also be assisting Myanmar to engage more fully with neighboring countries. Many criminal activities that impact Myanmar are transnational in nature and require multi-state solutions" Mr Douglas said

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Asia's meth habit: synthetic drug trade has 'ex... [Published Deutsche Welle - 3 hours ago]
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How Corruption Goes Global [opinion] [Published Individual.com - 13 hours ago]
How Corruption Goes Global [Published AllAfrica.com - 14 hours ago]
Anti-money-laundering and countering financing ... [Published Wall Street Business Network - 16 hours ago]
Regional Links Aiding Drug Syndicates in Burma:... [Published Irrawaddy - 17 hours ago]
Myanmar to accelerate drug eradication program ... [Published China.org.cn - 17 hours ago]
NA discusses prevailing political crisis in cou... [Published World Tribune Pakistan - Aug 19 2014]
Developing Legal Aid Strategy for Poor Nigerians [Published Individual.com - Aug 19 2014]
By the numbers: Riding in tandem [Published Business World - Aug 19 2014]
Take Control or Leave Opium Farmers Alone, Pa-O... [Published Irrawaddy - Aug 19 2014]
Crime undermining development: UN [Published Myanmar Times - Aug 19 2014]
As Illegal Fishing in Gulf Grows, U.S. Fisherme... [Published BusinessWeek - Aug 18 2014]
All agencies to come under BB online watch by ... [Published Financial Express Bangladesh - Aug 18 2014]
“WHAT FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS SHOULD FOCUS ON TO... [Published Global Banking & Finance Review - Aug 18 2014]
Reform More Radical Than 'War on Drugs' ; Short... [Published HighBeam Research - Aug 18 2014]
Crime Threatens Myanmar Stability: UN [Published NDTV - Aug 18 2014]
UN finalises ‘landmark agreement’ to fight drug... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Aug 18 2014]
Prison goes green [Published Seychelles Nation - Aug 18 2014]
Reform more radical than ‘war on drugs’ [Published Irish Times - Aug 18 2014]
Brazilian Economic Activity Goes Down 1.2% [Published Brazzil Magazine - Aug 17 2014]
In Iran’s shadow, Afghans favor keeping foreign... [Published Stars and Stripes - Aug 17 2014]
A helping hand for the people of the hills [Published Mizzima News - Aug 17 2014]
Fighting crime without legitimacy [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Aug 17 2014]
Bolivia and Peru Plan Joint Radar Stations to F... [Published Lignet - Aug 16 2014]
Hit TV shows Graceland and Law & Order support ... [Published United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - Aug 15 2014]
500 children forced into pornography supplied t... [Published New Age Bangladesh - Aug 15 2014]
Don recommends integrated approach to drug abus... [Published Nigeria Daily Independent - Aug 15 2014]
Drug control efforts go local in Myanmar's Kachin [Published GlobalSecurity.org - Aug 15 2014]
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UN finalises ‘landmark agreement’ to fight drug... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Aug 18 2014]
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) finalised a four-year memorandum of understanding with the Burmese government on Monday, allowing them to partner on an “integrated programme” aimed at strengthening the rule of law and tackling crime ...
Colombia: Former Colombian coca growers export ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 14 2014]
Source: UN Office on Drugs and CrimeCountry: Colombia 13 August 2014 - UNODC works across the world to assist Member States in developing drug control policies which prevent and reduce the cultivation of illicit drug crops, such as coca bush and opium ...
World: Lost in the chaos - LGBTI people in emer... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 14 2014]
Source: IRINCountry: World BANGKOK, 14 August 2014 (IRIN) - Unaddressed protection needs, rigid systems and research gaps imperil lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in humanitarian emergencies. While the experiences of sexual ...
Myanmar: Drug control efforts go local in Myanm... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 14 2014]
Source: IRINCountry: Myanmar YANGON, 14 August 2014 (IRIN) - Myanmar's northern Kachin State, renowned for its heroin production, is changing tack in its efforts to curb rampant drug use and cultivation: In addition to crop-substitution programmes, community-led ...
Guatemala: Other Situations of Violence in the ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 04 2014]
Source: Assessment Capacities ProjectCountry: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras INTRODUCTION Over the last decade, urban and drug-related violence, also known as other situations of violence, has increased in visibility and impact, becoming one of ...
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