Published on: October 4, 2023

United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime

United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime

Why in news?  Union Minister of Home affairs Nityanand Rai participated in UN convention  against transnational organized crime ministerial conference at Palermo in  Italy


  • This year conference marked 20th anniversary of United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crimes (UNTOC)
  • The Ministerial Conference is organised by the Government of Italy and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNDOC) Secretariat.


  • Type – Organized crime and international criminal law
  • Launch – 2000
  • Members – 191 – Republic of the Congo, Iran, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan and Tuvalu are not the members
  • Features
    • United Nations-sponsored multilateral treaty.
    • India joined on 2002
    • First international convention to fight transnational organized crime, trafficking of human beings, and terrorism.
    • Afghanistan introduced a new penal code which made the country’s laws UNTOC-compliant for the first time