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UN – Organised Crime; Italy’s resolution adopted

“I wish to express the appreciation of the Italian government to the numerous Member States that have decided this year to support the resolution against organised crime”, stated Ambassador Sebastiano Cardi, permanent representative to the UN, on the occasion of General Assembly third commission’s adoption by consensus of the document championed by our country.

Attention to the phenomenon of femicide

“The commitment to stopping violence against women, with particular attention to the phenomenon of femicide, is one of the important new additions to the text”, added Cardi. “Today’s resolution”, he explained, “confirms the achievement of three specific goals: to build broad consensus on organised crime and drug trafficking, assertion of the universality and effective implementation of all legal instruments within the context of the UN and garnering support for the assistance activities of UNDOC”.

Broad consensus

The high number of co-sponsors (133 at the moment), which include all the countries of the European Union and five members of the Security Council, “is acknowledgement of the leadership and credibility of our country in the fight against organised crime, a sector in which Italy has always distinguished itself within the UN”.