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Mr Yuri Fedotov, Director general
Le 9 juillet 2010, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-Moon, a nommé Yury V. Fedotov (Fédération de Russie) au poste de Directeur général de l'Office des Nations Unies à Vienne (ONUV) et Directeur exécutif de l'Office des Nations Unies contre la drogue et le crime (ONUDC). Il détient désormais le titre de Sous-secrétaire général des Nations Unies. Durant les cinq années précédant son arrivée aux Nations Unies, M. Fedotov était Ambassadeur extraordinaire et plénipotentiaire de la Fédération de Russie au Royaume-Uni. De 2002 à 2005, Yury V. Fedotov a occupé le poste de Vice-ministre des affaires étrangères en charge des organisations internationales. En tant que chef ou membre de diverses délégations russes, M. Fedotov a participé à de nombreuses conférences internationales telles que les sessions de l'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies, de l'ECOSOC, de la Commission des Nations Unies pour les droits de l'homme, de l'ONUDI, de l'UNESCO, du PAM, de la Commission économique pour l'Europe des Nations Unies, de la Commission économique et social pour l'Asie et la Pacifique. Dans sa capacité personnelle, il a servi comme membre du Collège des délégués de la Commission de contrôle, de vérification et d'inspection des Nations Unies en Irak (UNMOVIC). De 1999 à 2002, M. Fedotov était Directeur du Département des organisations internationales du Ministère des affaires étrangères de la Fédération de Russie. Entre 1993 et 1999, il travailla comme Représentant permanent adjoint auprès de l'Organisation des Nations Unies à New-York. Avant cela, Yury Fedotov assuma les fonctions de Directeur adjoint du Département des organisations internationales du Ministère des affaires étrangères depuis 1988. M. Fedotov a rejoint le service diplomatique en 1972 en tant que membre de la délégation de l'URSS au Comité des Nations Unies pour le désarmement à Genève. Il a, par la suite, occupé différentes fonctions diplomatiques à Moscou ainsi qu'au sein des Ambassades en Algérie et en Inde. Yury V. Fedotov détient le titre de Membre honoraire du Service diplomatique de la Fédération de Russie. Il a également reçu l'Ordre de l'Amitié, de nombreuses médailles et le Certificat d'appréciation du Président de la Fédération de Russie. Le Directeur général de l'ONUV est diplomate de carrière. Il a suivi ses études supérieures à l'Institut des relations internationales de Moscou (MGIMO). En plus du russe, sa langue maternelle, il parle couramment l'anglais et le français, et a une connaissance basique de l'allemand. M. Fedotov est né le 14 décembre 1947 à Sukhumi (URSS). Il est marié et a deux enfants, une fille et un fils.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Mr. Yury Fedotov of the Russian Federation Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Director-General of the United Nations Office in Vienna (UNOV) on 9 July 2010. He holds the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. Mr. Fedotov is a member of the UN Systems Chief Executive Board, an instrument of cooperation and coordination among the bodies of the United Nations. He also represents UNODC at the Global Migration Group, an inter-agency group that meets at the level of heads of agencies. In the areas of drugs and crime, Mr. Fedotov is the Co-chair of the Principals meetings of the UN Task Force on Transnational Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking. Created by the Secretary General in June 2011 the Task Force is designed to ensure an effective and comprehensive approach within the UN system when addressing these challenges. As Executive Director of UNODC, Mr. Fedotov has encouraged countering drug trafficking based on building regional initiatives and providing technical assistance, while also promoting a balanced approach to solving drug demand. He has called on Member States to ratify and implement all UN Conventions on drugs, crime and corruption. Mr. Fedotov is closely involved in promoting the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons, which is managed by UNODC, as well as the Blue Heart Campaign against human trafficking. Prior to becoming Director General/Executive Director of UNOV/UNODC, Mr. Fedotov served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Court of St. James's in London for five years. Before that, from 2002 to 2005, he was the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation for International Organizations. As a member or head of Russian delegations he took part in many international conferences and forums such as sessions of the General Assembly, ECOSOC, UN Commission on Human Rights, UNIDO, UNESCO, WFP, UN ECE, ESCAP etc. In his personal capacity, he was also a member of the College of Commissioners of the UN Commission on Monitoring and Verifications in Iraq (UNMOVIC). Mr. Fedotov was Director of the Department of International Organizations, Member of the Board of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Fedotov started his foreign service in 1972 as a member of the USSR delegation to the United Nations Disarmament Committee in Geneva. He subsequently took up a number of diplomatic assignments in Moscow, as well as at the Embassies in Algeria and India. He graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), speaks fluent English and French and has a basic knowledge of German.

UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. Established in 1997 through a merger between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention, UNODC operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices. UNODC relies on voluntary contributions, mainly from Governments, for 90 per cent of its budget. UNODC is mandated to assist Member States in their struggle against illicit drugs, crime and terrorism. In the Millennium Declaration, Member States also resolved to intensify efforts to fight transnational crime in all its dimensions, to redouble the efforts to implement the commitment to counter the world drug problem and to take concerted action against international terrorism. The three pillars of the UNODC work programme are: Field-based technical cooperation projects to enhance the capacity of Member States to counteract illicit drugs, crime and terrorism Research and analytical work to increase knowledge and understanding of drugs and crime issues and expand the evidence base for policy and operational decisions Normative work to assist States in the ratification and implementation of the relevant international treaties, the development of domestic legislation on drugs, crime and terrorism, and the provision of secretariat and substantive services to the treaty-based and governing bodies In pursuing its objectives, UNODC makes every effort to integrate and mainstream the gender perspective, particularly in its projects for the provision of alternative livelihoods, as well as those against human trafficking.









     

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