transnational organized crime

Threat from petty criminals who turn to terrorism, a growing concern, Security Council hears

The less predictable threats represented by small-time criminals who have opportunistically embraced terrorism, are a source of growing concern, the UN Security Council heard on Tuesday. That warning came from Tamara Makarenko, an International Consultant, who works with the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), speaking at an open debate on threats to international peace and security.

Conflict zones provide organized crime gangs with billions of illicit profit every year: crime expert

Transnational crime is a growing risk that is posing a major challenge to police forces, including UN Police, and conflict zones provide the opportunity for organized crime to make profits estimated at over $30 billion every year.

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Organized crime ‘one of the greatest threats to UN missions’: UN Police

From 11-13 September, as part of theTransnational Threats  (TNT) Project, crime experts met at UN Headquarters in New York to find ways to strengthen cooperation, and discuss methods to tackle the problem of serious and organized criminal activity.  Charles Kim, TNT project manager from UN Police (UNPOL), spoke with UN News's Conor Lennon.

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Prevent terrorists profiting from cross-border crime, urges UN Security Council

The United Nations Security-Council on Tuesday called on all countries as well as international organizations to do more to stop terrorists enriching themselves through cross-border organized crime.

“Nexus" between terrorism and organized crime, key priority

The number one priority for the UN’s Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in the year ahead is fighting the “nexus between terrorism and transnational organized crime.”

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