"In this regard, we stress the importance of member states' joining the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
and its Protocols, the 2003 United Nations Convention against Corruption, the international conventions and protocols against terrorism," he added.
The program of the course aims to identify the main features of e-procurement in the Kingdom, examples of international practices including the collection and dissemination of data on procurement activities, the use of data and technology analysis to assess and manage corruption risks, in public procurement, the use of technology to digitally implement procurement commitments under the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
(UNCAC), and to enable access to the Open Government Partnership (OGP), with information and stakeholder engagement principles.
Two controversial bills related to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), namely the convention against the funding of terrorism (CFT) and the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
(known as Palermo bill in Iran), have already been approved by the lawmakers in the Iranian Parliament and need to gain the approval of the Expediency Council after they were rejected by the Guardian Council.
On the fate of the FATF-related bills, namely the bills on Iran's accession to Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) and UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
, which is better known as the Palermo Convention in Iran, said that joining the FATF, which requires endorsement by the Expediency Council, will benefit Iran's national interests.
Professor Sam Smah, the Chairman Migration Study Centre, Abuja said 'the Global Compact itself rests on the principles espoused in the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and core international human rights Treaties, the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
including the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons Especially Women and Children and the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, among others'.
Shaikh Abdullah reviewed Bahrain's most prominent efforts in the fight against forced labor and trafficking in persons, including: ratification of relevant international conventions, such as the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
, as well as the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (Palermo Protocol).
He said that UNODC, as a guardian of the United Nations convention against Transnational Organized Crime
(UNTOC) and protocols thereto, assists states in their efforts to implement the protocol to prevent, suppress and punished trafficking in persons.
Khashan confirmed that the Kingdom also ratified the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
(UNTOC) in 2005 and the three protocols to the Convention.
The Cabinet discussed a bill on preventing human smuggling and migrants protection, and agreed to submit it to the authorities concerned to complete the relevant procedures based on Syrian Arab Republic's commitment to relevant conventions, mainly the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
The Minister pointed out that Jordan and Ukraine have signed a number of multilateral agreements such as the United Nations Convention against Terrorism and the Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
. During the meeting, he also said that the crises in the region reflected negatively on Jordan, which has exceeded its absorptive capacity to receive and bear the various burdens of the Syrian refugee crisis.
While the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime
(Palermo Protocol) does not specifically address the non-criminalization of trafficking victims, article 2(b) states that one of the Protocol's purposes is "to protect and assist the victims of such trafficking, with full respect for their human rights." In addition, the Working Group on Trafficking in Persons, which advises the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime
, recommended the following in 2009: