Pursuant to article 32 of UNTOC Convention, a Conference of the Parties was established to improve the capacity of States Parties to combat transnational organized crime and to promote and review the implementation of this Convention. The Conference of the Parties is held every two years in the Austrian Capital.
In occasion of the 6th edition, the Conference brought together more than 800 delegates, 107 States Parties and 6 signatories. Progress was made in a number of resolutions including:
- the illicit manufacturing and trafficking of firearms;
- the smuggling of migrants over land, sea and air; and
- the provision of technical assistance under UNTOC.
the full text of the Convention is downloadable from the website of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime at this address:
The United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, adopted by General Assembly resolution 55/25 of 15 November 2000, is the main international instrument in the fight against transnational organized crime. It opened for signature by Member States at a High-level Political Conference convened for that purpose in Palermo, Italy, on 12-15 December 2000 and entered into force on 29 September 2003.