UN Transnational Organised Crime Convention: Conference of Parties, 12-16 October

The United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC)

The United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) was adopted in 2000 to promote cooperation to prevent and combat transnational organized crime more effectively. UNTOC is supplemented by three Protocols against Trafficking in Persons, Smuggling of Migrants and Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms respectively.




Pursuant to article 32 (1) of UNTOC, a Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention was established to improve the capacity of States Parties to combat transnational organized crime and to promote and review the implementation of this Convention. The COP holds regular sessions every two years, although its work carries on year-round through its extended Bureau and with the support of the Secretariat.



UNTOC is commemorating 20th Anniversary and UNODC will be hosting several side events.



The UNODC Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSAF) supports the organization of the following side events, as relevant to the southern Africa region:


For more information on registration please contact Tshifhiwa Mukumela at tshifhiwa.mukumela@un.org