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Ban Urges Closer Ties Between UN and Regional Security Body to Fight Global Crime

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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 12:14 PM
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It Continues to Grow...


(my personal headline not to be associated with the article)


22 April 2011 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for the deepening of ties between the United Nations and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) to combat transnational crime, including the trafficking of drugs and human beings, as well as terrorism.
The two organizations should also work together to strengthen UN peacekeeping efforts in various parts of the world, Mr. Ban told a CSTO meeting in the Russian capital, Moscow. CSTO brings together Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

“We are witnessing more and more instances of non-traditional conflicts and terrorist activities fuelled by drug trafficking and organized crime,” said Mr. Ban. “Annual global criminal proceeds may be as high as 1.5 per cent of global GDP – with drug trafficking generating an estimated $320 billion annually,” he said.

The Secretary-General pointed out that given the huge amounts of money involved, criminals and drug traffickers have the power to undermine legitimate economies, corrupt law enforcement and even buy elections.

“To confront this enormous challenge, crime and drug control must be integrated into the global agenda for security, development and good governance. At the same time, we must also reinforce our commitment to the principles of human rights, humanitarian law, the rule of law, shared responsibility and full accountability,” Mr. Ban added.

He said existing tools, such as the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the UN Convention against Corruption can be used more extensively to enhance cooperation in investigations, prosecutions, preventing money laundering and seizing assets acquired with proceeds from crime.

Crime prevention and criminal justice are not separate issues, Mr. Ban noted, giving the example of human trafficking, which he said remained a low-risk, high-profit activity, but would be addressed if traffickers were routinely punished and assets seized. “And if the victims of trafficking were given the necessary protection and care, they would become our first allies in our efforts against trafficking and traffickers,” said Mr. Ban.


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You know, the NWO is a very popular subject on this website. I have perused a few threads that give credence to the NWO conspiracy and some that haven't so much. This article however, has NWO written all over it imo. A Global Security force or as the article calls them "CSTO".

The basis of their focus seems to be on organized crime and drug trafficking. On the surface, and with the amount of Global GDP they report that these organizations are responsible for, it sounds like a well oiled approach at ridding the world of such potential corruption in certain countries.

However, isn't that where these things usually start? Who makes that judgement? The U.N.? Next, it will morph into this World Police Organization that will be in every little piece of business of every Tom, Dick, and Harry (so to speak). Rights, as minimal as they are now, not only in the US but elsewhere as well have the potential to be swept away for the "good" of the world as seen by the U.N.

I don't know about you, but this article unnerves me just a bit. Perhaps I have my conspiracy dial turned up too high, none the less, this article sounds like it could just as easily be a prologue to a fiction novel about the rise of a New World Order power, or is it a prologue to what is about to be Non-fiction and thus our new reality?




posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 12:21 PM
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Star and flag! Don't we already have Interpol? What is their role if it doesn't already cover this? Can somebody please explain?



posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 12:33 PM
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very interesting..worldwide organzied crime. If they really cared n meant business, they would have gone after the mafia a long long time ago, for starters. Wonder why they dont after the federal reserve and the politicians in congress too then* weve already learend wallstreet is one big ponzi scheme* why dont they go after bilderberg? or bush? thier going after us* u and me*
once again, the public and its citizens, no matter the country your in, are the ones being penitalized



posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 12:35 PM
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Don't we already have Interpol?


Good question, perhaps this means that Interpol is, for lack of a better term, FIRED!



posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 03:46 PM
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the un needs to be fired for being one of the most corrupt agencies in the world.

international anything when it comes to government agencies is nothing but giving up any nations soverign rights to take care of business themselves.



posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 03:48 PM
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international anything when it comes to government agencies is nothing but giving up any nations soverign rights to take care of business themselves.


I concur completely, as long as we are free willed thinkers with opinions. This will never work, you will need drones for this scenario to ensue to it's full capacity imo.



posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 11:48 PM
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Originally posted by neo96
the un needs to be fired for being one of the most corrupt agencies in the world.

international anything when it comes to government agencies is nothing but giving up any nations soverign rights to take care of business themselves.





dont be fooled by the un little cheap shots as by been so nice, The UN Has been helping terrorists since the 90s.


In bosnia UN APCs Have been carrying terrorists under the umbrella of the UN, not to mention they have provided support for these groups in bosnia.
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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 11:54 PM
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So perhaps this is why they are wanting to go after drug traffickers and organized crime. There is a lot of money to be made there that would probably support many terrorist organizations. If your theory was proven to be a reality.
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