FILE - Egypt's General Prosecutor Nabil Sadek
FILE - Egypt's General Prosecutor Nabil Sadek

Egypt, UNODC sign MoU to boost cooperation in criminal justice

Tue, Oct. 16, 2018
CAIRO - 16 October 2018: Egypt's public prosecutor Nabil Ahmed Sadeq and Yuri Fedotov, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), have signed a memorandum of understanding with the aim to boost cooperation where criminal justice is concerned.

The MoU is also meant to enhance cooperation in collecting evidence and tracking perpetrators of terrorist and human trafficking crimes, as well as drug dealers and smugglers of cultural property, a statement by the public prosecutor's office here said Tuesday.

Under the deal, Egypt and the UNODC should also work together to fight violence against women and children, the statement added.

UNODC was established in 1997 to assist the UN in better addressing a coordinated, comprehensive response to the interrelated issues of illicit trafficking in and abuse of drugs, crime prevention and criminal justice, international terrorism, and corruption.
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