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    UNIS/MA/71
    25 September 2014

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    Human trafficking tops agenda at Transnational Organized Crime Conference

    VIENNA, 25 September (UN Information Service) -Media are invited to attend the Seventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime from 6 to 10 October 2014.

    A press conference will be held on Monday, 6 October.

    WHAT: Press conference with Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, and the President of the COP, Ambassador Cristian Istrate (Romania)

    WHERE: Press Room, M Building, Vienna International Centre

    WHEN: Monday 6 October at 12:00 noon

    The Opening Session, all plenary sessions, as well as side events, are open to the media.

    During the week of the conference, over 30 side events will focus on transnational organized crime challenges ranging from trafficking in human organs to wildlife and forest crime, and from protecting vulnerable minors in West Africa to crime and corruption in Latin America. The conference is due to discuss draft resolutions on human trafficking, smuggling of migrants and firearms smuggling among other matters.

    For media accreditation:

    Media representatives who wish to attend the Opening of the Conference and side events, and who are not accredited to the VIC, should contact press@unvienna.org.

    Access to the M-building is via Checkpoint One of the Vienna International Centre.

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    For additional information about the Seventh session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime go to:
    http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/treaties/CTOC/CTOC-COP-session7.html

    For further information please contact:

    David Dadge
    Spokesperson, UNODC
    Telephone: (+43 1) 26060-5629
    Mobile: (+43-699) 1459-5629
    Email: david.dadge[at]unvienna.org

    or

    Reka Furtos
    Public Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-83019
    Mobile: (+43-699) 1458-3019
    Email: reka.furtos[at]unvienna.org