Paris Declaration (2001) (excerpts)

PARIS DECLARATION

OF THE OSCE PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY

AND

RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED

DURING THE TENTH ANNUAL SESSION

PARIS, 10 JULY 2001

EUROPEAN SECURITY AND CONFLICT PREVENTION: CHALLENGES TO THE OSCE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

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CHAPTER II. ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT

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41. Noting that the negative economic and social implications of corruption and organized crime, including trafficking in human beings, weapons and drugs, are a danger to sustainable growth;

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The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly,

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73. Urges field missions and participating States to report on the social and economic causes of violence against women in general and trafficking in particular;

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80. Appeals to ODIHR, field missions and the Coordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities to co-operate with other international organizations to address the economic causes of trafficking in human beings;

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RESOLUTION ON MOLDOVA

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The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

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10. Emphasizes that the economic crisis is the main cause of the severe social problems and alarming growth of crime, including illegal trafficking in human beings and corruption;

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RESOLUTION ON

COMBATING CORRUPTION AND INTERNATIONAL CRIME

IN THE OSCE REGION

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2. Understanding that corruption facilitates criminal activities, such as money laundering, trafficking in human beings, drugs and weapons, hinders economic development, inflates the costs of doing business, and undermines the legitimacy of the government and public trust;

3. Noting the particularly alarming levels of corruption found in conflict zones ruled by separatist regimes which, requiring for their self-preservation large amounts of money that cannot be obtained by legal means, tend to be financed and backed by organized criminal groups specializing in trafficking in drugs and weapons and kidnapping;

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RESOLUTION ON SOUTH-EAST EUROPE

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9. Expressing outrage over the increasingly prevalent reports of corruption and criminal activity, including migrant smuggling and the trafficking of women and children to prostitution;

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RESOLUTION ON

SUPPORTING THE ACTIVITY OF THE SECI REGIONAL CENTER

FOR COMBATING TRANS-BORDER CRIME

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3. Recognizing that SECI is having an immediate and direct impact on addressing transnational crimes including human trafficking, narcotics, organized crime and Customs fraud, which affect the region and other OSCE participating States;

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