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Japan to support South Asia in SDGs, combating terrorism: Envoy

Japan to support South Asia in SDGs, combating terrorism: Envoy

Kenji Hiramatsu said that Japan has been actively supporting efforts on border control and better law enforcement in South Asia.

Nov 29, 2017, 11:23 AM IST

Home Ministry, UN Office of Drugs and Crime join hands to combat human trafficking

The UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Home Ministry have joined hands to combat human trafficking originating from the neighbouring countries.

Aug 01, 2017, 09:44 AM IST

Banking secrecy laws shouldn't become obstacle in getting black money back: CVC KV Chowdary

In another push to India's bid to bring back black money stashed abroad, CVC KV Chowdary has asserted that all state parties should ensure cooperation in dissemination of information without any impediment of bank secrecy laws, to the requesting country.

Nov 04, 2015, 05:43 AM IST

Meth seizures quadruple across much of Asia-Pacific: UN

 Methamphetamine seizures across much of the Asia-Pacific region have quadrupled over five years, the UN said Tuesday, citing rising wealth as one reason for a boom in production and consumption. 

May 26, 2015, 12:12 PM IST

Somali pirates release 4 Thai sailors held nearly 5 years

Somali pirates have released four Thai sailors who were held hostage for nearly five years, the longest period of captivity of hostages held by Somali pirates, a UN official said today.

Feb 28, 2015, 01:51 AM IST

UN should stop funding Iran anti-drugs operations: Rights groups

Six rights groups urged the United Nations anti-drugs agency on Wednesday to stop funding counter-narcotics police operations in Iran until Tehran ends the death penalty for such offences.

Dec 17, 2014, 21:49 PM IST

Child trafficking on the rise: UN

One in three victims of human trafficking worldwide is a child, many of them subject to sexual exploitation or forced labour, a UN report said Monday.

Nov 25, 2014, 00:05 AM IST

Afghan opium crop at fresh high as foreign troops withdraw

Afghanistan’s opium crop will hit a new high this year, the United Nations said on Wednesday, presenting the new

Nov 12, 2014, 12:29 PM IST

437,000 murdered worldwide in 2012: UN agency

Almost half a million people across the world lost their lives in 2012 as a result of intentional homicide, with the highest murder rates logged in the Americas and Africa, and the lowest in Europe, Asia and Oceania, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has said.

Apr 11, 2014, 07:12 AM IST

Global N-terrorism drill begins in Moscow

Exercises in countering nuclear terrorism started here in the Russian capital Thursday that involved 58 countries as well as international observers, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said.

Sep 27, 2012, 21:25 PM IST

`Drug abuse kills 200,000 people a year`

The United Nations has said that drug abuse worldwide kills about 200,000 people a year.

Jun 26, 2012, 22:53 PM IST

`Drug abuse kills 200,000 people a year`

The United Nations has said that drug abuse worldwide kills about 200,000 people a year.

Jun 26, 2012, 22:53 PM IST

Corruption robs Afghans of a quarter of nation`s GDP

Afghans had to pay whopping USD 2.5 billion, a quarter of Afghanistan`s annual GDP, in bribes last year, making corruption their biggest worry than insurgency, a UN report has said.

Jan 22, 2010, 13:46 PM IST