Experts gather in Vienna to promote global cooperation against transnational organized crime

Vienna, 14 October 2016 – Around 800 government representatives, crime experts and civil society partners will meet next week in Vienna to discuss the global challenges of transnational organized crime.The eighth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) promotes the strategies needed to counter crime based on the Convention and its three protocols on human and firearms trafficking and migrant smuggling.

The eighth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) promotes the strategies needed to counter crime based on the Convention and its three protocols on human and firearms trafficking and migrant smuggling. Speaking about the meeting, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov, said, “The Doha Declaration and agreement on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development set the benchmarks for preventing crime from destabilizing vulnerable societies. Now, with the eighth session, we can advance the vital work of helping countries globally to tackle drugs, crime,

Speaking about the meeting, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov, said, “The Doha Declaration and agreement on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development set the benchmarks for preventing crime from destabilizing vulnerable societies.Now, with the eighth session, we can advance the vital work of helping countries globally to tackle drugs, crime,

Now, with the eighth session, we can advance the vital work of helping countries globally to tackle drugs, crime, terrorism and corruption.”During the conference, nearly 30 side events will examine a range of transnational challenges including human trafficking, wildlife crime, arms trafficking, terrorism, gender perspectives on transnational organized crime and corruption, among many others.

During the conference, nearly 30 side events will examine a range of transnational challenges including human trafficking, wildlife crime, arms trafficking, terrorism, gender perspectives on transnational organized crime and corruption, among many others. The Doha

The Doha Declaration, endorsed at the 13th Crime Congress in Qatar in 2015, articulates a global commitment to crime prevention and criminal justice. The 2030 Agenda is the transformative plan of action that has at its heart the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, to end poverty, combat climate change and fight injustice.

Source: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

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