the delegate of Argentina would also like to call the International Community's attention on another major issue that the country is facing today. Even though it will not be directly approached on the Argentinian Resolution, it should be discussed due to its eminent seriousness.
“It's incredible. Women just disappear and no one can find them,"
Argentine calls public attention to a criminal activity that affects 2.4 million people, most of them women, and rakes in some 32 billion dollars a year worldwide, according to the IOM. Argentina calls the American caucus to cooperate with this world wide crime. The researches show that the Latin American countries are more vulnerable to this because of the lack of visibility of the problem. The most affected countries are Chile, Uruguay and Argentina. According to studies by the Organization of American States (OAS), few countries in the Americas have specific laws against this crime. Those that do are Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and the United States.
Argentina strongly believes that there is a correlation between the trafficking of women and cocaine since both reflect a degrading aspects that Argentina is unfortunately facing today. The delegation hopes that the American Caucus cooperates with opinions, claims or critics related to both topics so that these crimes could be finally punished and abolished. Thanks.