UNODC assists Iran in combating trafficking in cultural property

18 Jan 2012 7:48 AM | Anonymous

UNODC assists Iran in combating trafficking in cultural property

In 2011, UNODC Country Office launched a pilot initiative on "Organized Crime and Money Laundering in Cultural Property" to assist the Islamic Republic of Iran in protecting its cultural heritage and combating trafficking in cultural property. Due to its geographical location and historical background, Iran is a victim of illegal looting and trafficking of its cultural artifacts. Notwithstanding the competent national authorities try to enforce the law and prevent illegal looting, additional work has to be done to tackle organized criminal rings dealing with ancient objects.

UNODC is currently assisting the Iranian government in enhancing its capacity to curb this phenomenon and to improve international judicial and law enforcement cooperation in line with UN and international standard.

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