General Assembly Adopts Resolution Outlining Terms for Negotiating Cybercrime Treaty amid Concerns over ‘Rushed’ Vote at Expense of Further Consultations

26 May

On the heels of early consultations that many delegates described as being rife with challenges, the General Assembly today adopted a resolution laying out next steps for multilateral negotiations to draft a landmark global treaty against the rising threat of cybercrime.

Building Strong Communities, Tackling Inequalities Critical for Making Cities Safe, Secretary-General Tells General Assembly Debate on Urban Security, Good Governance

22 Apr

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, as delivered by Ghada Waly, Executive Director of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), to the high-level debate of the General Assembly on “Urban Safety, Security and Good Governance: Making Crime Prevention a Priority for All”, in New York today:

International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals May Conclude Most Cases by May 2021, Its President Tells Security Council

14 Dec

The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals — the judicial body that took over the remaining work of the two dedicated tribunals for war crimes committed in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia — could conclude most of its pending caseload by the end of May next year, its President told the Security Council during a 14 December videoconference meeting.