Ministry of Home Affairs

Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Nityanand Rai attends two day conference to mark the 20th anniversary of United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crimes (UNTOC) at Palermo in Italy


Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji has given a clarion call for international cooperation by saying, ‘When threats are global, the response cannot be just local’

India fully committed towards combating and uprooting organized crimes in all its manifestations

Organised crime signifies a major global threat, together we will tackle the challenges

Posted On: 29 SEP 2023 8:00PM by PIB Delhi

Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Nityanand Rai attended two day conference to mark the 20th anniversary of United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crimes (UNTOC) at Palermo in Italy. The Ministerial Conference is organised by the Government of Italy and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNDOC) Secretariat.

 

Addressing a session on ‘Legal and Judicial Instruments, National Actions and Challenges’, Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Nityanand Rai said that India’s ancient philosophy of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ - sees all creation as a family. We are One Earth, One Family, and we share One Future. Shri Nityanand Rai said that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji has given a clarion call for international cooperation by saying, ‘When threats are global, the response cannot be just local’. The world has to come together to defeat these threats.

Minister of State for Home Affairs said that India expresses its strong commitment towards combating and uprooting organized crimes in all its manifestations. He said that organized crime signifies a major global threat. Advances in technology have been leveraged by organized criminals to rapidly expand their networks. This includes serious challenges posed by illicit trafficking in arms, drug trafficking, organized cyber crimes, human trafficking, corruption, money laundering and international dispersal of proceeds of crime.

Minister of State for Home Affairs said, organised crime cannot be seen in isolation. Organized crime has also emerged as one of the sources of terrorism and terror financing. Organized crime networks often have deep links with terrorist outfits. Activities like money laundering and financial crimes have been known to help terror funding. He expressed hope that the deliberations during the Ministerial Conference will give impetus to the cause of strengthening international cooperation to combat organized crime.

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