To enhance the effectiveness of Customs administrations and prevent illicit trafficking, UNODC has partnered with the World Customs Organization.
The partnership is based on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed in November 1996.
The MoU revised several times focused on the three preliminary overarching themes for
Organised crime and trafficking
Drug abuse prevention and health
The partnership aims to encourage cooperation, emphasising both the human and environmental aspects of the illegal trade in plastic and hazardous waste and its impact on national revenue and legal trade.
In this context, UNODC and have come together to elaborate the Container Control Programme (CCP), which aims to make States more reliant and minimise the exploitation of maritime containers for the illicit trafficking of drugs and other transnational organised crime activities.