The Smuggling of Migrants Knowledge Portal is an initiative to facilitate the dissemination of information regarding the implementation of the
UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
and specifically the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air. UNODC is working to increase the visibility of successful prosecutions and, at the same time, promote awareness of the realities of this crime, including the involvement and modus operandi of organised criminal groups.
This portal aims to promote the uniform interpretation and application of the international instruments designed to tackle transnational crimes, and to broaden the knowledge of migrant smuggling crimes, especially the realities faced by ordinary people victimized by those who put their life at risk and the tools available to contrast the criminals while protecting the migrants.