UN supports anti-crime action plan of OAS

12:37, June 08, 2011      

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Tuesday welcomed an action plan announced by the Organization of American States (OAS) to fight organized crime in the region, a UN official said.

The OAS unveiled the new plan during the organization's 41st General Assembly meetings held in the Central American country El Salvador.

Alicia Barcena, executive secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), said she hailed the plan on behalf of the UN chief.

"The UN is committed to helping to reduce organized crime, which challenges institutional stability, prosperity and human development," she said in a statement issued by the ECLAC.

"We are convinced that the fight against it begins with building a new state system," she sadded.

Barcena also reaffirmed the commitment of the UN and ECLAC to cooperating with the OAS.

Source: Xinhua
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