UN urges countries to share strategies to fight transnational organized crimeListen /
Government ministers, ambassadors and representatives from civil society are among the participants at a week-long meeting on combatting organized crime which began on Monday in Vienna.
The event marks the sixth session of the conference of parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which has organized the event, is calling on countries to be proactive in exchanging information on what has worked in this fight.
UNODC's Anne Thomas spoke to Riikka Puttonen who is with the agency's Organized Crime Branch. She says transnational organized crime is a real threat to development, the rule of law and security.