Switzerland and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

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Switzerland fights organised crime, the drugs trade and human trafficking as well as corruption and money laundering through its active participation in various international organisations and conventions. At the same time it is committed to promoting human security and the rule of law.

Switzerland supports the UN Office on Drugs and Crime's technical assistance activities in a number of areas related to human security and the rule of law, such as the fight against trafficking in human beings, corruption and money laundering, the strengthening of criminal justice systems and the rule of law in the fight against terrorism.

Switzerland is an active member of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (for the period 2013 to 2015) and participates as an observer in the work of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. It is a state party to the Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its three protocols against trafficking in human beings, the smuggling of migrants, and the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms. It is also a contracting party to the Convention against Corruption and participates actively in the work of the Conferences of Parties to these conventions, particularly regarding the implementation of these conventions and the recovery of illegally obtained assets.

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