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[UN Information Service] UN debates crime prevention, criminal justice and drug control. (11 Oct 2005)

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Crime Is both a cause and a consequence of poverty, the UN Third Committee was told as it began discussion of crime prevention and international drug control.

Crime was both the cause and consequence of poverty, insecurity and underdevelopment, Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Director-General of the United Nations Office in Vienna, told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today as it began its debate on crime prevention and criminal justice and international drug control.

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