Daily Archives: July 27, 2016

New Security Council Text Adapts Mandate of United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic

The Security Council today extended until 15 November 2017 the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), adapting it to the new circumstances prevailing in that country.Un…

Continuing Session, Economic and Social Council Adopts 5 Resolutions, 11 Decisions Ranging from Crime Prevention to Indigenous Issues

Continuing its coordination and management session, the Economic and Social Council today adopted 5 resolutions and 11 decisions on topics ranging from crime prevention and criminal justice to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refu…

CCTV: who can watch whom under the law?

In the past few days, CCTV footage has been at the centre of two major news stories.The first, at the Northern Territory’s Don Dale Youth Detention Centre, showed the shocking treatment meted out to juvenile detainees in 2014.The second came from South…

UNODC Chief tells St. Petersburg audience: “Terrorism, violent extremism are world’s major challenges”

UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov told a security conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, today that, over the last ten years, “the terrorism threat has evolved and expanded, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse.”Terrorism is now more of a…