United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organised Crim

  • The union Minister of State for Home Affairs participated in the two-day UN Convention
    against Transnational Organised Crime Ministerial Conference at Palermo in Italy.
  • United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime is a multinational
    treaty against transnational organized crime that was established by the United Nations
    in 2000.
  • It is often known as the Palermo Convention.
  • The UNTOC has a total of 147 signatories and 190 parties to the convention.
  • The Convention is further supplemented by three 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; and
  • The Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, their Parts
    and Components and Ammunition.
  • India signed the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and its
    three Protocols on December 12, 2002.
  • The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is the nodal agency for all dealings with UNTOC.