UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC)
The United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, or Palermo Convention, was established in late 2000 and enforced in 2003. General Assembly resolutions 55/25 and 55/255 adopted this convention to promote three main protocols: the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children; the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air (55/25); and the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, their Parts and Components and Ammunition (55/255). UNTOC works globally to help track transnational crime, and the member-states that have ratified this convention are committed to international collaboration. UNTOC committees also specialize in forensic science, legal teams, and extradition frameworks to aid member-states with handling organized crime.
Topic A: Prevention of Human Trafficking
Topic B: Strategies to Enhance the Detection and Prevention of the Non-Medical Use of Synthetic Drugs
Letter from the Chair
Dear Esteemed Delegates: