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Delegation of Belarus participates in work of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly

The Third Committee of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly dealing with social, humanitarian affairs and human rights issues has started its work at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

The Belarusian delegation made a statement on the agenda item entitled “Crime prevention and criminal justice” and “International drug control”.

Belarus informed about the submission to the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly a resolution entitled “Improving the coordination of efforts against trafficking in persons”.

The Belarusian delegation also proposed to set up under the auspices of UNODC a database of national focal points/anti-trafficking mechanisms for the purpose of building experts’ cooperation in the field of combating human trafficking.

The delegation of Belarus expressed concern over spreading the use of Internet for trafficking in persons and suggested consider the possibility to develop and to adopt an international instrument which would regulate international cooperation, aimed at the elimination of Internet sites, through which the crimes are committed in this area.

The Belarusian delegation also called on the international community to intensify the efforts to prevent drug use, including among children and adolescents. In this context, the Belarusian delegation recalled the adoption in 2017 at the initiative of Belarus a PA OSCE resolution on combating new psychoactive substance and a UNCND resolution entitled “Promoting scientific evidence-based community, family and school programmes and strategies for the purpose of preventing drug use among children and adolescents”.

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