Islamic Republic of Iran


Potentials to expand further cooperation on crime related affairs were discussed with national Police academicians.

The national workshop on UNODC global mandates on crime related affairs and objectives of Sub-Programme 2 of the UNODC Country Partnership Programme 2015-2019 (on Crime, Corruption and Criminal Justice) was held in cooperation with the Amin International Police Academy (AIPA) of Police University of the Islamic Republic of Iran on 21 November 2017.

During the opening session, Brigadier General Lotf-Ali Bakhtiyari, Head of Police University referred to rapid changes in nature of crimes and various new ways of committing crime. Accordingly, he highlighted the importance and necessity of sharing fresh global knowledge and good practices with police officers and welcomed expansion of further cooperation with UNODC.

The representative of the International Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs briefed the national participants on history of establishing the United Nations and provided details with regard to states' representations in the international organizations and roles of Permanent Missions in the United Nations.

Aiming to advocate UNODC mandates on crimes related affairs, UNODC Iran provided fresh data and information regarding the global status of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its 3 Protocols. The participants were briefed on unique characteristics of the instrument and benefits which may rise upon ratification of the Convention by each state. Subjects of organized criminal groups, transnational nature of a crime and those crimes which have been criminalized by the Convention were among key topics scrutinized.

With respect to fight against corruption, the latest developments of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, its Implementation Review Mechanism and achievements of the 7th session of Conference of States Parties to UNCAC were shared. Further information with regard to 2nd cycle of Review Mechanism, modalities of submitting Self-Assessments in accordance with requirements of UNCAC Chapter II on Preventive Measures and Chapter V on Asset Recovery were provided.

In connection with crime prevention and criminal justice, UNODC strategies and services on each section were promoted and advocated. The valuable support of the Judiciary was highlighted and additional explanation was provided with respect to national initiatives carried on mutual legal assistance and extradition.