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UNITED NATIONS OFFICE ON DRUGS AND CRIMES

UNITED NATIONS OFFICE ON DRUGS AND CRIMES

UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes) was established in 1997 by merging the United Nations Drug Control Program and the Centre for International Crime Prevention. The committee’ s mission is to help achieve justice and security for all by taking fundamental measures to ensure that criminals, drugs and terrorist issues are eradicated and being stopped for the better development. UNODC has offices spread all over the world with the majority of its budget being voluntary contributions made by countries’ governments. It plays a leading role in supporting international cooperation on issues across the areas of drugs and crimes. UNODC’s 3 main objectives are: 

  1. Providing security and justice for all

  2. Analysing policy and trends on drugs and crimes

  3. Taking charges in prevention, treatment and reintegration, and sustainable development. 

UNODC pursues these objectives by offering research, advice and support to governments that are eager to implement and enforce different associated agreements, conventions and protocols.

THE ROLE OF MEDIA AGAINST CORRUPTION

The media has a great impact in the fight against corruption, especially when the most deciding power of the media is its accountability and transparency. There are many cases in which the media in countries successfully confronts unethical figures and actions and brings illegal activities into the light of justice. Not only does the media play such a big role in small countries, it also helps in tackling fraud and corruption on an international level. By having the media to assist in pointing out corruption, there could be many advantages bound to come. Exposing corruption in the media can easily lead to public outrage, gradually resulting in an impeachment or a demand of resignation. This could even open up many possibilities of opening up formal investigations. The pressure of the public with the power of the media from multiple countries can help in excluding potential harms towards countries, saving enhancing political pluralism, creating more political debates, and strengthening the sense of responsibility among politicians, institutions, and public bodies.