Cooperation with UNODC and WCO in progress for the work of the Protocol on illicit trade
On 10 December 2014, the Head of the Convention Secretariat met Mr Yuri Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna to discuss further cooperation between the Convention Secretariat and UNODC in promoting the work of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. Earlier in the year, a similar meeting was held with Mr Kunio Mikuriya, the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO).
Partnerships with both organizations are gradually progressing. The importance of cooperation between the Convention Secretariat with UNODC and WCO is indicated in the Protocol.