UN pledges to fight transnational crime as "one"

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Delegates attending a briefing on international organized crime and drug trafficking have pledged their full support to a new UN strategy.

Drug trafficking and transnational organized crime has become an increasingly lucrative business generating an estimated $ 870 billion, says the UN Office on Drugs and Crime or UNODC.

Jocelyne Sambira has more.

Drugs, weapons, human trafficking, money laundering, and cyber crime are just some of the illegal business ventures set up organized criminal groups across borders.

These crimes have become a major threat to the stability of nations, says Yury Fedetov, UNODC's Executive Director.

With the support of member states, UNODC has adopted a new approach to fighting transnational organized crime and drug trafficking.

A task force has been set up with a particular focus on the ability of partners to collaborate and cooperate at the ground level.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

Duration: 36″

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