TitleIllicit trafficking in protected species of wild flora and fauna
Urges all Member States to cooperate, as appropriate, with the Secretary-General and competent entities of the UN system, in particular the Centre for International Crime Prevention of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora and the secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, with a view to preventing, combating and eradicating trafficking in protected species of wild flora and fauna; urges Member States to adopt preventive measures as well as to review their criminal legislation with a view to ensuring that offences relating to trafficking in protected species of wild flora and fauna are punishable by appropriate penalties that take into account the serious nature of those offences; requests the Secretary-General to report to the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice at its 14th session on the implementation of the present resolution.
In: Resolutions and decisions of the Economic and Social Council, organizational session for 2003, New York, 15, 28, 30 and 31 Jan. 2003; resumed organizational session for 2003, New York, 5 and 25 March, 29 April, 1 and 27 May and 24 June 2002; substantive session of 2003, Geneva, 30 June-25 July 2003; resumed substantive session of 2003, New York, 22 Aug., 31 Oct. and 19 Dec. 2003 - E/2003/99 - p. 54-55 - (ESCOR, 2003, Suppl. no. 1).