Berlin Declaration (2002) (excerpts)

BERLIN DECLARATION

OF THE OSCE PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY

AND

RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED

DURING THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION

BERLIN, 10 JULY 2002

CONFRONTING TERRORISM: GLOBAL CHALLENGE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

CHAPTER 1

POLITICAL AFFAIRS AND SECURITY

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The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

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36. Calls for intensification on a national level of the measures to combat illegal trafficking in all its manifestations and to combat financing of terrorism;

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41. Is aware that organized crime, illicit traffic in drugs and arms, and trafficking in human beings affect the security, economy and social structure of all participating States.

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CHAPTER II

ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT

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62. Emphasizes that the struggle against financing terrorism and the methods for freezing the assets of terrorist organizations have to be supplemented by consistent efforts to fight organized crime, illegal trade in drugs and arms, trafficking in human beings, money laundering, taking hostages and other crimes that are a main source of financing terrorist activities;

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RESOLUTION ON MOLDOVA

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7. Being alarmed at the smuggling and trafficking in drugs, arms and human beings;

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The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

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14. Emphasizes the urgency of fighting criminality, such as smuggling and trafficking in drugs, arms and, in particular, trafficking in human beings by, inter alia, developing and strengthening border controls and by fighting corruption;

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RESOLUTION ON SOUTHEAST EUROPE

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The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

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14. Expresses outrage over the continued enslavement and trafficking of women and children in the sex trade in the region, and the reports of the involvement of personnel of the international presence who encourage this trade as clientele and even participate in trafficking;

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26. Recognizes that organized crime, corruption and trafficking significantly undermine efforts to promote democracy and the rule of law in Southeast Europe and serve as a considerable threat to stability in countries in the region;

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