UN call on all states to become parties to UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 23 / Trend K.Zarbaliyeva /
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged all states to become parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.
Ki-moon said that national governments must also do their part on the occasion of this International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking- June 26.
"I urge all states to become parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. I also call on states to live up to their commitments, as Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption, to strengthen integrity and reduce the corruption that facilitates the drug trade," Ki-moon said in his statement.
As we prepare for this September's United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development Goals, we must recognize the major impediment to development posed by drug abuse and illicit trafficking, Ki-moon said.
Ki-moon said the illicit drug trade also undermines governance, institutions and societal cohesion.
"Drug traffickers typically seek routes where the rule of law is weak. In turn, drug-related crime deepens vulnerability to instability and poverty," the statement says.
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