The second pillar of the Vienna Declaration on detecting and blocking financial flows linked to illicit traffic in opiates aims to undermine organized crime networks by: enhancing the exchange of information; provision of effective mutual legal assistance; encouraging the further study of ways and means to detect and block illicit financial flows; exchanging best practices and enhancing cooperation with the private sector; and providing support in developing national legislation, expertise, enforcement and administrative procedures consistent with established international standards.
Developing practical cooperation with due regard to the UNODC mandate in these areas to undermine organized crime networks involved in illicit traffic in opiates, including*:
Enhancing the exchange of information on financial flows, linked to illicit traffic in opiates, including bank deposits, investments and property, using the existing mechanisms to the fullest extent possible;
Providing effective mutual legal assistance in a timely manner to tackle illicit financial flows in compliance with the 1988 United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, the 2000 United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, and the 2003 United Nations Convention against Corruption;
Providing support in developing national legislation, expertise, enforcement and administrative procedures consistent with established international standards to combat money-laundering and to train personnel in relevant fields;
Exchanging best practices in detection and suppression of financial flows linked to illicit traffic in opiates, including by inviting Paris Pact partners to continue and enhance cooperation with the private sector as appropriate;
Encouraging studies by relevant international and regional organizations and mechanisms in cooperation with UNODC, to determine the most effective ways and means to detect and block financial flows linked to the illicit traffic in opiates;
Encouraging UNODC, with due regard to its mandate, to consult with the Paris Pact partners, and while respecting national legislation, to explore with relevant international financial institutions the feasibility of new and innovative approaches to financing the prevention and the fight against illicit traffic in opiates, including consideration of whether and how confiscated proceeds of crime might be further mobilized.