AG/RES. 1731 (XXX-O/00)
5 June 2000
SUPPORT FOR THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME
(Resolution adopted at the first plenary session, held on June 5, 2000)
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
HAVING SEEN the Annual Report of the Permanent Council (AG/doc.3848/00) and the Annual Report of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) (CP/doc.3286/00);
BEARING IN MIND the need to reinforce the fight against transnational organized crime in accordance with the commitment undertaken by Heads of State and Government at the Second Summit of the Americas;
BEARING IN MIND FURTHER the link between illicit trafficking in drugs and phenomena such as corruption, trafficking in illicit firearms, and transnational organized crime;
UNDERSCORING that the Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives and Other Related Materials, the Inter-American Convention Against Corruption, and the Multilateral Evaluation Mechanism (MEM) of CICAD represent a significant contribution to the fight against transnational organized crime in the Hemisphere;
CONSIDERING that a Convention on Transnational Organized Crime is being negotiated at the United Nations together with three Protocols related to trafficking in firearms, trafficking in persons, especially women and children, and the illegal smuggling of migrants;
RECOGNIZING that the said United Nations Convention and its three Protocols would contribute to the fight against transnational organized crime in the Hemisphere; and
AWARE that the member states of the OAS can play a fundamental role in the strengthening of international cooperation against transnational organized crime,
- To urge the member states of the OAS to support and participate actively in the ongoing negotiations to conclude, in 2000, the United Nations Convention on Transnational Organized Crime and its three Protocols.
- To request that the General Secretariat transmit this resolution to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.