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Thursday, March 3, 2011

UN News: New UN initiative targets organized crime in conflict zones , Posted by Menelik Zeleke

The United Nations today opened a new political office designed to support the efforts of Central African nations to consolidate peace and prevent conflict, as well as to tackle cross-border challenges such as arms trafficking and organized crime. “The establishment of this office honours the aspirations of the leaders of this sub-region who for years have been seeking a United Nations regional political presence to help address some of the major threats to peace and security in this part of Africa,” Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe said at the inauguration ceremony in Libreville, Gabon.

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