Palermo Agreement

6. This article does not violate any applicable bilateral or multilateral agreement or agreement governing all or part of the return of victims of human trafficking. 1. At the expiry of a five-year period from the entry into force of this protocol, a State party may propose an amendment and submit it to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, who communicates the proposed amendment to the States Parties and the Conference of the Parties to the Convention for consideration and decision on the proposal. The States Parties to this Protocol, meeting at the Conference of the Parties, are working to reach consensus on any amendment. When all efforts to reach consensus are exhausted and no agreement has been reached, the amendment requires, as a last resort, the adoption of a two-thirds majority of the States Parties to this Protocol, present and voting at the meeting of the Conference of the Parties. CHRISTIAAN KRONER (Netherlands): The convention, with its protocols, is an important instrument in the fight against transnational organized crime. While we are fully satisfied with the results that lie ahead, we must not forget to move forward. We still have a lot of work to do.

First, the Order of the General Assembly to complete the work of the Firearms Protocol should be implemented as soon as possible. We have the impression that the proposals that are currently being considered in the ad hoc committee offer excellent opportunities to reach an agreement quickly. Secondly, we must move the convention and its protocols through national ratification procedures as quickly as possible. (a) “trafficking in human beings”: the recruitment, transport, transfer, accommodation or reception of persons by threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or abuse of power or granting or obtaining payments or benefits to obtain the consent of a person who has control of another person for the purposes of.