Tajik diplomat: Transnational organized crime requires strong counter-measures
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 6 / Trend , G.Dadashova /
Counsellor of the Tajik permanent mission to the UN Khusrav Noziri said the challenges and threats created by transnational organized crime called for strong counter-measures, including by regional organizations, the UN reported.
Noziri stated about this at the meeting of the Third Committee of the 66th UN General Assembly on Oct.5.
Speaking on behalf of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Noziri said the central and coordinating role of the United Nations must be strengthened to this end.
He reaffirmed the commitment of the CIS members to fulfilling their obligations under international agreements, including the Salvador Declaration. The Commonwealth advocated strengthening the crime prevention work of the United Nations.
He voiced support for the conclusions and recommendations of the Secretary-General's report on implementing the mandates of the United Nations crime prevention and criminal justice program.
Further underscoring crime prevention as a priority for the CIS members, he noted that its December 2010 meeting adopted agreements on joint measures to combat crime and on further cooperation in countering terrorism and illegal trafficking of drugs. Other agreements were made on the boundary policies of member States and cooperation in countering human trafficking.
He went on to say that measures were being perfected regarding practical operations, including those aimed at suppressing poaching, protecting the bio-resources of the Caspian Sea and combating money-laundering.
He also highlighted the "Channel" counter-narcotics operation, as well as joint law enforcement training sessions. Finally, he noted that the Commonwealth favoured actively enhancing regional crime prevention policies and mechanisms, such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and other Eurasian groups