Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the opening of the fourteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, in Kyoto today:
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.
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the high‑level meeting on “African Union Silencing the Guns Initiative – The Role of Illicit Financial Flows in Fuelling Instability in Africa” today:
The General Assembly decided on 14 August to postpone a meeting of a committee tasked with drafting a global treaty to combat online crimes, noting with concern current COVID‑19 pandemic restrictions.
Collective responses to counter-terrorism and organized crime are needed now more than ever before, as the COVID-19 pandemic poses new challenges to vulnerable States, United Nations officials told the Security Council in a videoconference meeting on 6 August.