The Council adopted a directive aimed at combating sexual abuse and the exploitation of children as well as child pornography. The directive harmonises about 20 criminal offences, setting a high level of penalties.
Each issue of the Update contains regional overviews and a special coverage and thematic segments. The special segment of the current issue concerns South Asia, a region which has traditionally been associated with opiates, not synthetic drugs.
This report was prepared in order to provide up to date information for the OSCE member States and the Partners for Co-operation regarding the status of the UN Convention on Transnational Organised Crime (UNTOC) and its Protocols