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Statement of Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime Yury Fedotov on the news of slave markets operating in Libya

UNODC stands ready to work closely with the Libyan authorities to strengthen the capacities of law enforcement bodies to prosecute those involved

Statement of Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime Yury Fedotov on the news of slave markets operating in Libya: I am outraged and appalled at the news that slave markets are operating in Libya. The images of young men being sold like commodities are not just…

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Cameroon takes action on three United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Treaties

These three treaty actions are a remarkable illustration of Cameroon’s greater commitment to the harmonization of international trade law in Africa

On 11 October 2017, the Government of Cameroon deposited instruments of ratification or accession to three international conventions prepared by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). These three treaty actions are a remarkable illustration of Cameroon’s greater commitment to the harmonization of international trade law in Africa.…

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The United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration enters into force today

The Convention has been signed by Australia, Belgium, Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Iraq, Italy, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Netherlands, Sweden, Syria, United Kingdom and the United States

The United Nations Convention in Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration ("The Mauritius Convention on Transparency") will enter into force today, 18 October 2017. The Convention has to date been ratified by Canada, Mauritius and Switzerland. None of the ratifying States made reservations and, as a result, the Transparency Rules are…

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UNODC congratulates Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on his anti-corruption efforts

This appointment is a welcome recognition of President Buhari’s own efforts against corruption in Nigeria

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) greatly appreciates the solid commitment shown by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in confronting corruption in his own country and across the African Union. In a July decision, the African Union unanimously endorsed the appointment of President Buhari as its anti-corruption champion. The…

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The Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa: from political commitment to actions on the ground

Unemployment and poverty are serious concerns for the continent, where more than 70 per cent of the working age population is unemployed or has no job security

African leaders, UN officials, and representatives of international finance institutions and of the private sector met yesterday at the United Nations Headquarters to reaffirm their commitment to a broad-based international partnership to industrialize Africa in a socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable manner. Unemployment and poverty are serious concerns for the…

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New Permanent Representative of Zimbabwe presents credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Zimbabwe to the United Nations (Vienna), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Taonga Mushayavanhu, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov. During his career, Mr. Mushayavanhu has served in various capacities, among them: Ambassador, Permanent Representative to…

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New Permanent Representative of Nigeria presents credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations (Vienna), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Vivian Nwunaku Rose Okeke, presented her credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov. During her career Ms. Okeke has served in various capacities, among them: Director of the…

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Benin signs the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

The Mauritius Convention on Transparency aims to provide States and regional economic integration organizations with an efficient mechanism that extends the scope of the UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration ("Rules on Transparency") to investment treaties concluded before the Rules entered into force on 1 April 2014

On 10 July, Benin signed the United Nations Convention in Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration ("The Mauritius Convention on Transparency"). The Convention has been ratified by Canada, Mauritius and Switzerland. It will enter into force on 18 October 2017. The Convention has further been signed by Belgium, Cameroon, Congo, Finland,…

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New Permanent Representative of Burkina Faso presents credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Burkina Faso to the United Nations (Vienna), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Dieudonné Kere, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov. During his career Mr. Kere has served in various capacities, among them: Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative…

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Cameroon signs the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

The Mauritius Convention on Transparency aims to provide States and regional economic integration organizations with an efficient mechanism

On 11 May, Cameroon signed the United Nations Convention in Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration ("The Mauritius Convention on Transparency"). The Convention has been ratified by Canada, Mauritius and Switzerland. It will enter into force on 18 October 2017. Convention has further been signed by Belgium, Congo, Finland, France, Gabon,…