Terrorism, drugs and crime thwarting Afghan development, warns Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) speaks at the Moscow Special Conference on Afghanistan


27 March 2009 – Terrorism, illicit drug trafficking and organized crime are seriously impeding progress in Afghanistan, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today, calling for greater international cooperation to help the country tackle these challenges.


Reconstructing Gaza – and the Peace Process

Article by Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations


We Must Work Together to State Loud and Clear That Violence Against Women Will Not be Tolerated

Message of the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2009


Sex equality benefits men and women both

Navanethem Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Opinion Piece on the International Women’s Day


Centennial of the Drugs Control System

Criminals Exploiting Licit Commerce to Manufacture Illicit Drugs, INCB Annual Report says

INCB Annual Report launch today in Vienna highlights threats posed by the Internet and prescription drugs, relationship between security and drugs in Afghanistan and West Africa becoming a major hub for cocaine trafficking into Europe