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    Organized Crime Activity and the Impact of the UN

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    This paper critiques the United Nations' post 1960 impact upon organized crime activities. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

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    outline what some of those initiatives were and there is a critique as to the impact that has been made. The critique will consider any shortcomings, improvements that might  be made, as well as an assessment of positive impact in fighting organized crime. UNITED NATIONS INITIATIVES The United Nations has worked together to help its member nations fight  organized crime that affects us all. With the terrorist attack of September 11 this organization is now even more important than ever. It is when the nations work  together that they can be the most effective in slowing the criminal activity that is running rampant all over the world today. The United Nations in 2000 drafted a crime  initiative on Transnational Organized Crime. One of the activities about which they are most concerned is that of smuggling. Smuggling involves "smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons  for the establishment of an effective legal framework against transnational organized crime" (Martin & Miller 2000, 969). Also signed into the crime initiative by then-President Clinton was the "optional  Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict and the Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography" (Martin & Miller 2000, 969). Both of  these actions by the United Nations will help alleviate the numbers of smuggling activity going on across international borders. If all nations are involved in fighting the same types  of activity it will make a much more effective shield against this sort of activity taking place. Neither the country from which smuggling is taking place nor the country  to which it is going will be sympathetic, thus giving smugglers a bigger hazard of getting caught. There will be no safe base if the United Nations has a 

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