United States


Kleber Díaz
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

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Delegation of the United States of America

Position Paper for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

   The topics before the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) are (I) Combating Financing of Armed Militias in Latin America and (II) Criminalizing the Ivory Poaching and Trafficking. The United States of America is committed to addressing these criminal activities that pose a threat to Member States’ security by developing legal and institutional frameworks and partnerships to enable law enforcement and collaboration with the Member States.

  1.                   Combatting the financing of Armed Militias in Latin America

    Latin America has been a region affected by several Armed Non-State Actors (NSA) such as the National Liberation Army (ELN), The Communist Party of Peru (Shinning Path) and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). These groups exist due to the lack of capacity to enforce the rule of law by some governments. The main goal of these actors is to size the power by any means necessary by destabilizing the governments. The operations of the armed militias in the region is not affected by n...