The campaign reveals the staggering size and scope of transnational organized crime, a business generating $ 870 billion annually.
That amount is equivalent to around 1.5 per cent of global GDP, or 6 times the budget for official development assistance, or 7 per cent of the world’s exports.
Organized crime spares no part of the world and preys on the vulnerable through force and deception. Human trafficking victims alone number 2.4 million, for example, and each year 1.5 million people are victims of identity theft.
The English-language video is available at:.
All additional UN languages and German can be viewed on the public campaign webpage at: www.unodc.org/toc.
This dedicated multilingual campaign website contains a series of factsheets on the financial and social aspects of the different types of organized crime, such as human trafficking and counterfeit goods.
Other issues will be added in the lead up to the Conference of Parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime which will be held in Vienna from 15-19 October 2012.