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Yearbook of the United Nations 2012

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With its comprehensive coverage of political and security matters, human rights issues, economic and social questions, legal issues, and institutional, administrative and budgetary matters, the Yearbook of the United Nations stands as the most authoritative reference work on the activities and concerns of the Organization. Fully indexed, the Yearbook includes the texts of all major General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council resolutions and decisions, putting all of these in a narrative context of United Nations consideration, decision and action.

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International drug control and crime prevention

In 2012, the United Nations, through the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), continued to strengthen international cooperation in countering transnational organized crime, corruption, drugs and international terrorism. Unodc provided technical assistance, legal advice and research to the main UN policymaking bodies in drug control and crime prevention, and assisted Member States in developing domestic legislation and in implementing the international drug control and crime prevention conventions. The Office’s actions were guided by its strategy for the period 2012–2015, which was approved by the Economic and Social Council in a July resolution. It developed a number of new thematic and regional programmes, including the thematic programme on crime prevention and criminal justice reform for the period 2012–2015. On transnational organized crime, the unodc Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section, established in April, worked closely with unodc field offices to provide and monitor technical assistance activities. In order to enhance the rule of law at the international level, the Office, together with the World Bank, participated in the creation of the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development.

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