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- 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
- 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
- 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.