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Link between Rule of Law and Sustainable Development

Justice for all was a critical key to the success of the new sustainable development goals and an invaluable tool to fight criminal activities, terrorism and violence threatening communities around the world, delegates heard as the thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice concluded today. Continue reading

13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

UN Crime Congress 60 Anniversary logoThe success of the United Nations work in the post-2015 era depended upon the central and cross-cutting elements of crime prevention, criminal justice and the rule of law, stressed high-level speakers as they opened the Thirteenth Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Doha. Adopting a statement to that effect, participants committed themselves to integrating crime prevention and criminal justice into the wider United Nations agenda Continue reading

Interview with Patricia O’Brien, UN Legal Counsel

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon signed annual performance and accountability compacts with senior UN officials. Mr. Ban (seated left) is seen with Patricia O’Brien (right, signing pact), Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs. 15 February 2013 United Nations, New YorkIn August 2008, Patricia O’Brien was appointed the Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and UN Legal Counsel. She oversees the Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) at UN Headquarters in New York, the 200 or so staff members of which provide unified legal services for the extremely varied needs of the Organization. Continue reading

UNODC Chief stresses need to promote rule of law, combat drugs, crime in post-2015 development agenda

UNODC Chief, at ECOSOC panel, stresses need to promote rule of law, combat drugs, crime in post-2015 development agendaUNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov, addressing a panel discussion of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in Geneva, underscored the links between combating drugs and crime and achieving sustainable development. The discussion, which was held on 22 July 2013 as part of ECOSOC’s substantive session this month, focused on “the Vienna-based Commissions and the importance of drug control, Continue reading

Speech on the Rule of Law by Helen Clark

Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), addresses the General Assembly’s high-level meeting on the rule of law held today at United Nations Headquarters in New York. 24 September 2012 United Nations, New YorkSpeech to the Annual UNDP Meeting on the Rule of Law 2013, Strengthening the Rule of Law for Peace and Development – One Year On, delivered by the UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark, on Tuesday 2 July 2013, 10:15am. Helen Clark became the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme on 17 April 2009, and is the first woman to  Continue reading