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Few policy sectors covered by the UN system have been unaffected by transnational organized crime and the increasing recognition that of the threat that organized crime poses to the system’s core mandate. A myriad of specialised UN agencies, both in their respective headquarters and at country level, are working to mitigate the impacts of organized crime on their individual mandates for protection and development. However, this work by individual agencies often comes without the necessary coordination across the wider UN system, leading to an inability to achieve a coherent response across different sectors.
This section of the UN-TOC Watch project aims to explore both how the UN system is responding to organised crime across its various bodies, and how this response may be more effectively coordinated.