Vienna, 28 June 2023. What are the linkages between transnational organized crime and corruption in conflict settings?
Ms. Ghada Fathi Waly, UNODC Executive Director, was interviewed on the challenges posed by the interplay of organized crime and corruption in conflict settings and the responses to them for the latest issue of the International Review of the Red Cross.
In the interview, Ms. Waly discusses the mandates and strategic vision of UNODC, presents the international legal instruments that help tackle transnational organized crime and corruption, namely, the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), and highlights UNODC’s contribution to global peace and security.
“The States Parties to those conventions have recently emphasized that they remain relevant and flexible in scope, permitting their use against new and emerging forms of illicit activities. As the guardian of the UNTOC and UNCAC, UNODC has a vital role to play in assisting States as they translate their commitments into actions,” emphasized Ms. Waly in the interview.
The interview is available on the website of the International Review of the Red Cross.