Islamic Republic of Iran


Islamic Republic of Iran and UNODC to cooperate on UNTOC, trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants



On 29-31 January 2019, UNODC hosted a high-level delegation from the Islamic Republic of Iran for a three-day specialized Technical Meeting on Exchange of Views on Cooperation Mechanisms for Effective Prevention and Combat of Transnational Organized Crime at its Headquarters in Vienna.

UNODC and Iranian counterparts discussed at length with the technical cooperation mechanisms available within the framework of UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC), such as criminalization of organized crime offences, international judicial and law enforcement cooperation, money-laundering and seizure, as well as confiscation of proceeds of crimes, such as cybercrime, piracy and trafficking in cultural property.

A specific session of the technical meeting was dedicated to trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants among source, transit and destination countries. UNODC presented its work on facilitating and supporting cooperation in preventing and addressing these crimes and heard from the Iranian senior experts about current achievements and measures in this sphere.

Bilateral discussions were also held between UNODC Executive Director Mr. Yury Fedotov and the Iranian delegation and sides expressed interest to increase level of cooperation and partnership, including to promote the implementation of UNTOC and its Protocols in the framework of UNODC Country Partnership Programme for Iran.