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New Permanent Representative of Namibia presents credentials

During her career, Ms. Kruger has served in various capacities

The new Permanent Representative of Namibia to the United Nations (Vienna), Nada Kruger, presented her credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov. During her career, Ms. Kruger has served in various capacities, among them: Deputy Director, Southern Africa, Ministry of International Relations and…

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Gambia ratifies the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

The Convention is open for signature, ratification, and accession by States and regional economic integration organizations

On 28 September 2018, Gambia ratified the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration (the “Mauritius Convention on Transparency"). Gambia is the fifth State after Canada, Cameroon, Mauritius and Switzerland to ratify the Convention. The Convention entered into force on 18 October 2017. In Gambia, the Convention will…

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International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) Learning project kicks off regional training for Francophone Africa in Dakar, Senegal

Over the course of three days, INCB Learning will provide specialized training on treaty requirements regarding the regulatory control and monitoring of licit trade in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and precursor chemicals

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) opened a regional training seminar today in Dakar, Senegal. Organized through the Board’s INCB Learning project, the seminar brings together 30 drug control officials from eleven Francophone African countries, and aims to strengthen their compliance with the international drug control treaties. Officials from the…

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Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov: Statement on Nelson Mandela International Day 2018

The Nelson Mandela Rules added important safeguards, including an absolute prohibition on torture and ill-treatment a

Nelson Mandela International Day 2018 marks 100 years since the birth of a true hero who left the world a better and more just place than he found it. The legacy of Nelson Mandela is vast, his life of service encompassing contributions to peace and reconciliation, promotion and protection of…

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New Permanent Representative of Tunisia presents credentials

Mr. Mezghani served as Ambassador, General Director of Political and Economic Affairs and Cooperation with Europe, the European Union and the Mediterranean (2016-2018)

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

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New Permanent Representative of Côte d’Ivoire presents credentials

During his career, Mr. Kacou has served in various capacities

The new Permanent Representative of Côte d’Ivoire to the United Nations (Vienna), Mr. Roger Albéric Kacou, presented his credentials today (April 12, 2018) to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Mr. Yury Fedotov. During his career, Mr. Kacou has served in various capacities, among them: Minister of…

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The Secretary-General: Message on International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda - 7 April 2018

The Secretary-General: Message on International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda - 7 April 2018: Twenty-four years ago, more than 800,000 people were systematically killed in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. The victims were overwhelmingly Tutsi, but also included moderate Hutu, Twa and others.…

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Sudan accedes to the New York Convention

With its accession, Sudan becomes the 159th State party to the Convention

Sudan has deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, commonly known as the New York Convention. With its accession, Sudan becomes the 159th State party to the Convention. The New York Convention is widely recognized as a foundation instrument of…

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Cabo Verde accedes to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

With its accession, Cabo Verde becomes the 158th State party to the Convention

Cabo Verde has deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, commonly known as the New York Convention. With its accession, Cabo Verde becomes the 158th State party to the Convention. The New York Convention is widely recognized as a foundation…

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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…