- Adoption of the Organized Crime Convention
- Historical context: why Palermo?
- Features of the Organized Crime Convention
- The protocols
- Related international instruments
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
- Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
Published in May 2018.
Regional Perspective: Eastern and Southern Africa - added in April 2020
This module is a resource for lecturers
Possible class structure
This section contains recommendations for a teaching sequence and timing intended to achieve learning outcomes through a three-hour class. The lecturer may wish to disregard or shorten some of the segments below in order to give more time to other elements, including introduction, icebreakers, conclusion or short breaks. The structure could also be adapted for shorter or longer classes, given that the class durations vary across countries.
- Pre-class activities: Assign specific roles to each student and ask them to read background materials for a Model UN Simulation of a Working Group to the Conference of the Parties to the Organized Crime Convention.
- Give a brief lecture about the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols Thereto and related international legal instruments based on the Module narrative. Make sure to include a short overview of the Conference of the Parties and Working Groups. This overview will be needed for a successful implementation of the simulation (30 minutes).
- Administer and evaluate Quiz 14: Give students 15 minutes to take the quiz (sample questions are provided in the assessment section of the Module).
- Run the Model UN simulation in class.