2015 - Time for Global Action - Global Health
Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all is essential to sustainable development. Major progress has been made in reducing the spread of communicable diseases and in ensuring access to clean water and sanitation. However, more efforts are needed to fully eradicate or effectively address many health issues.
13th UN Crime Congress in Doha
"Like a pernicious weed, the roots of crime are everywhere, threatening to choke the weak and vulnerable", said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his address at the opening of the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice taking place in Doha, Qatar. The Crime Congress will consider ways to integrate crime prevention and criminal justice into the wider work of the United Nations.
How does crime impact development?
Corruption not only steals money from where it is needed most, but also discourages investment. Human trafficking is not only a ruthless crime which mercilessly exploits people, but also reduces tax revenues and migrant remittances. Find out more about the effects of these and other crimes on sustainable development through our It's a Crime series.
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