Working together does not mean surrendering sovereignty; it means defending itOrganized crime is growing global threat Apr 17, 2009
Rising opium prices increase the risk that farmers may revert to illicit cropsOpium production falls in Golden Triangle Feb 02, 2009
Urban violence in the United States, biker gangs in Canada, violence and kidnapping in Mexico, pandillas and maras in Central America, thugs in the Caribbean, gangs in Brazilian shanty-towns, insurgency in Colombia; in every case there is a connection to drugsDrug trade called greatest security threat Oct 09, 2008
The focus on Afghanistan and Pakistan is welcome, but we need to widen the scope to Iran and Central Asia as wellAfghan opium activities down, U.N. says Sep 02, 2009
At a time of pessimism about the situation in Afghanistan, these results are a welcome piece of good news and demonstrate that progress is possibleAfghan opium activities down, U.N. says Sep 02, 2009
Antonio Maria Costa was an Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, appointed, from May 2002 until August 2010, to the positions of Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Director-General of the United Nations Office in Vienna (UNOV).
An Italian native, Costa was born on June 16, 1941. He holds a:
His career history is as follows: