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  • See IRIN analysis of sex trafficking and sex slavery in Israel. The arrest and imprisonment earlier this month of the head of Israel's biggest trafficking ring of young women will deter some of those involved in sex slavery, but former victims and activists say much more needs to be done to stop the practice.

  • In conflict-affected states, it is increasingly recognized that organized crime and related serious crime thrive. Given weak institutions, few economic opportunities, and serious security threats, the activities of organized crime can have a disproportionate and devastating impact in fragile states, particularly when a political transition to peace or democracy is underway.

    As a...

  • On January 26, UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov announced that the Office initiated a comprehensive study on the problem of cybercrime and the responses to it by Member States, the international community and the private sector. The results will be released to the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in 2013.


    In 2010, UNODC's report The...