The APG's work is intended to take account of, and be complementary with, various international conventions and standards.
This section hosts some of the key conventions and standards which are relevant to money laundering.
UN Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances 1988 (The Vienna Convention)
Including Final Act and Resolutions, as agreed by the United Nations Conference for the Adoption of a Convention againt Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, and the Tables annexed to the Convention.
Adopted at the Twentieth Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly devoted to "countering the world drug problem together" New York, 10 June 1998.
UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime 2000 (The Palermo Convention)
"Organized criminal group 'shall mean a structured group of three or more persons existing for a period of time and acting in concert with the aim of committing one or more serious crimes or offenses established pursuant to this Convention, in order to obtain, directly, or indirectly, a financial or other material benefit.'"
The definition of an organized criminal group in The United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.
The Convention criminalizes bribery, the embezzlement of public funds, but also the concealment and laundering of the proceeds of corruption. Offences committed in support of corruption, including money-laundering are also dealt with. International cooperation includes the prevention, investigation, and the prosecution of offenders. Countries are also required to support the tracing, freezing, seizure and confiscation of the proceeds of corruption and agree on asset-recovery principles.