Migrant Smuggling

UNODC and Smuggling of Migrants: News, Events and Publications
(177 entries)
  • 18/05/2015
    Crime Commission discusses plight of smuggled migrants in Mediterranean region

    A sailor hands out water to rescued individuals on a Royal Navy Landing Craft, working with the Italian Coast Guard. Photo: JJ Massey.At a side event during the Crime Commission, participants addressed the different aspects of migrant smuggling. The Mediterranean Sea is one of the main routes for the smuggling of migrants, an activity which generates billions of dollars a year for criminal networks. Along this route, appalling tragedies have been occurring almost daily, as vulnerable women, children and men place their lives in the hands of organized criminals in order to reach Europe.

  • 28/04/2015
    Migrant smuggling in Asia increasingly complex and dynamic

    Photo: UNODCIn a new report, UNODC warns that the smuggling of migrants poses a significant threat to Asia, generating an annual value of $2 billion for criminal groups and leading to deaths and human rights abuses. The report, entitled 'Migrant Smuggling in Asia: Current Trends and Related Challenges', analyzes the smuggling of migrants in 28 states from the Middle East to the Pacific.

  • 12/04/2015
    Crime Congress Opens, UN Secretary-General says we must remake world in the image of justice and equality

    Photo: UNODCAt an official opening event for the 13th Crime Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Doha today, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed there could be no development without human rights or the rule of law.
    "Our goal," Ban said, "is for the world to speak and to say with one clear voice, 'today was a better day than yesterday, and tomorrow will be better than today.'"

  • 12/04/2015
    Lors de l’ouverture du Congrès sur la criminalité, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU dit que nous devons refaire un monde à l'image de la justice et de l'égalité

    Photo: UNODCLors d'une cérémonie d'ouverture officielle du 13 ième Congrès des Nations Unies pour la prévention du crime et la justice pénale aujourd'hui à Doha, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU Ban Ki-moon a souligné qu'on ne peut pas y avoir de développement sans droits de l'homme ou état de droit. « Notre objectif, »  Ban a déclaré, « est pour le monde de parler et de dire clairement d'une seule voix, 'aujourd'hui était un meilleur jour que hier et demain sera mieux qu'aujourd'hui'. » 

  • 09/04/2015
    L’ouverture de l'exposition de réfugiés à Vienne renforce le besoin de soutenir les victimes vulnérables du trafic illicite des migrants

    Photo: UNODCUne exposition au Centre international de Vienne sur les souffrances des réfugiés de conflit fuyant en Turquie a été l'occasion pour l'ONUDC de présenter ses propres activités contre le trafic illicite des migrants en cours. Lors de la cérémonie d'ouverture, le Directeur exécutif adjoint de l'ONUDC, Aldo Lale-Demoz, a remarqué: « Nous ne pouvons pas rester inactifs pendant que des gens désespérés tombent victimes de la criminalité internationale organisée en essayant d'échapper aux conflits et aux catastrophes humanitaires. Nous avons besoin d'une action internationale urgente et déterminée afin de sauver des vies. »

  • 09/04/2015
    Opening of refugee exhibition in Vienna reinforces need to support vulnerable smuggled migrants

    Photo: UNODCAn exhibition at the Vienna International Centre on the suffering of conflict refugees fleeing to Turkey offered an opportunity for UNODC to showcase its own ongoing activities against migrant smuggling. In his remarks at the opening ceremony, UNODC Deputy Executive Director Aldo Lale-Demoz said: "We cannot stand idle as desperate people fall prey to international organized crime while trying to escape conflict and humanitarian disasters. We need urgent and resolute international action."

  • 05/03/2015
    UNODC chief outlines strategy to address smuggling of migrants across the Mediterranean

    Photo: FrontexThe smuggling of migrants across the Mediterranean poses both a humanitarian concern and a criminal threat. Each year, countless children, women and men - often those escaping conflict and other disasters in their countries - fall prey to organized crime. As part of the United Nations' work in addressing this issue, a number of organizations met this week in London to discuss the collective responses being rolled-out around irregular migration.

  • 14/01/2015
    ‘It’s a crime’: Migrant Smuggling

    Photo: UNHCR / A. D'Amato It is estimated that in the first nine months of 2014, 70 per cent  more migrants died while being smuggled than in all of 2013. In the run up to the 13th United Nations Crime Congress this April, we are highlighting different crimes, showing how vital it is to tackle them in order to achieve sustainable development. In January 2015 we are focusing on migrant smuggling, outlining the scale of the problem and telling its transnational story.

  • 09/01/2015
    Подготовка молодых журналистов в Южной Азии: совершенствование навыков составления отчетов по наркотикам, торговле людьми и миграции

    Young journalists from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Pakistan participated in a journalism workshop to develop reporting skills on drugs, human trafficking and migration.Photo: UNODCЖурналистские расследования и ответственное ведение отчетности молодыми журналистами - главные вопросы недавнего семинара, проведенного в Южной Азии при поддержке УНП ООН. Включая такие проблемы, как торговля людьми, миграция и незаконный оборот наркотиков в регионе, программа собрала ряд журналистов в возрасте от 21 до 30 лет из Афганистана, Бангладеша, Бутана, Индии, Непала и Пакистана. 

  • 09/01/2015
    Young journalist training in South Asia: Helping develop reporting skills on drugs, human trafficking and migration

    Young journalists from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Pakistan participated in a journalism workshop to develop reporting skills on drugs, human trafficking and migration.Photo: UNODCInvestigative journalism and responsible reporting on the part of young journalists was the focus of a recent UNODC-supported workshop held in South Asia. Covering issues such as human trafficking, migration and illicit drug activities in the region, the programme brought together a number of journalists aged 21-30 from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Pakistan.

  • 09/01/2015
    Formation de jeunes journalistes en Asie du Sud: Pour aider à développer les compétences de reportage sur les drogues, la traite des personnes et la migration

    Young journalists from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Pakistan participated in a journalism workshop to develop reporting skills on drugs, human trafficking and migration.Photo: UNODCLe 9 Janvier 2015 - Le journalisme d'investigation et le reportage responsable de la part des jeunes journalistes a été l'objet d'un atelier récent soutenu par l'ONUDC tenue en Asie du Sud.  

  • 22/12/2014
    UNODC makes crime-fighting knowledge accessible in remote areas

    Photo: UNODCUNODC recently unveiled its Global eLearning Programme, a platform for law enforcement officials all over the world. The eLearning courses address current security threats such as transnational organized crime, illicit drugs, human trafficking, and smuggling of migrants, as well as border and container control, forensics, and human rights, among other subjects.

  • 22/12/2014
    УНП ООН делает знания по боробе с преступностью доступными для отдаленных районов

    Фото: УНП ООНУНП ООН представила Глобальную программу электронного обучения, платформу для сотрудников правоохранительных органов во всем мире. Электронные курсы этой программы помогут бороться с текущими угрозами безопасности, такими как транснациональная организованная преступность, незаконный оборот наркотиков, торговля людьми и незаконный ввоза мигрантов.

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  • 22/12/2014
    L’ONUDC permet l’accès à la connaissance de la lutte contre la criminalité dans les régions éloignées

    Photo: UNODCLe 22 Décembre 2014 - l'ONUDC a lancé récemment son programme eLearning mondial, une plate-forme pour les responsables de l'application de la loi dans le monde entier. 

  • 10/12/2014
    UNODC reaffirms fundamental rights on International Day

    Image: OHCHR campaign 'Human Rights 365'Today is Human Rights Day, which marks the adoption of the landmark Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly in 1948. For billions of people in poor countries, health is a basic right, which UNODC supports in many ways. However, many forms of transnational organized crime, including illicit drug trafficking and trafficking in persons, lead to serious human rights violations. Strengthened rule of law is key to the response to these challenges.