Ambassador Glyn Davies of the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna hosted a lunch in honor of Nicolas Cage, Goodwill Ambassador for Global Justice for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
Mr. Cage was in Vienna to address a UN conference to fight organized crime. The conference marks the 10th anniversary of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. Transnational criminal activities pose significant national security challenges for the global community. These threats cross borders and continents and undermine the stability of nations, subverting government institutions through corruption and harming citizens worldwide.
Ambassador Davies thanked Mr. Cage for his commitment to fighting global threats including organized crime, arms trafficking, child soldiers, and human trafficking. Mr. Cage’s efforts, both personal and professional, to highlight the injustices caused by these issues bring well-deserved attention to the continuing struggle to overcome them.
Find more information on Mr. Cage’s visit to Vienna on UNODC’s website.